Jimmy Kimmel: ABC late-night host comments on competitors
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Jimmy Kimmel is getting really candid on what he thinks of his fellow late-night hosts.
The Jimmy Kimmel Live! host stopped by PEOPLE’s offices and dished on what he thinks of seven fellow TV personalities just days before he takes the stage for the 68th annual Emmy Awards.
First up: Jimmy Fallon. “Rapist,” Kimmel quipped when he was asked to state the first word that came to mind for each of his fellow hosts. “That’s always the first word that comes to my mind all the time.”
On a more serious note, he said of Fallon: “The first word? He’s extremely likable both on camera and off. I happen to like him a lot.”
Second on the list was Stephen Colbert. “Again, a predator. Dangerous individual,” he joked before he seriously stated, “I love Stephen. Very smart and one of the most decent people you’ll ever meet.”
Asked about Late Late Show host James Corden, Kimmel admitted, “I don’t know James that well. I met him a couple of times. Super talented and seems like a very lovely guy.”
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Fourth on the list was Carson Daly, whom Kimmel considers a “little brother.”
“Carson Daly is like my little brother, so I hesitate to say anything nice about him. You know, Carson’s a funny guy because a lot of people think he’s a douche bag and if I had to pick one person in my life that is the opposite of a douche bag, it would be Carson,” Kimmel said.
Of female host Chelsea Handler, Kimmel said, “I don’t know her really at all, but I think she’s very funny.”
“Great guy. Very funny,” he said of Seth Meyers. “I find Seth adorable.” He echoed the same sentiments for Andy Cohen: “I also find Andy adorable, I really do. I like Andy a lot.”
Kimmel is slated to host the 68th annual Emmy Awards live from Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater this Sunday at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.