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Jimmy Kimmel Jokes About No Audience At The Emmys & Throws Shade At Trump: ‘This Isn’t A MAGA Rally’

  • September 21, 2020

Jimmy Kimmel welcomed everyone to the 2020 ‘Pand-Emmys’ with a promise — and a dig at Trump! He promised that the nominees are safe and socially distanced at home, unlike anti-maskers at MAGA rallies.

The Emmy Awards look a little different this year, but Jimmy Kimmel brought the same laughs — to an empty audience. The comedian, 52, hosted the Emmys for the third time on September 20, helming the almost all-virtual awards show by himself from the Staples Center as the nominees watched from their houses in their “designer PJs,” he joked. Jimmy opened with a raucous monologue taking aim at this year’s nominees, and a little bit at Donald Trump, of course. 

Jimmy tried to pull a fast one on the audience at home by playing old clips of celebrities at past Emmy Awards, who laughed, clapped, and cheered on his jokes. He then revealed that he was actually by himself in an auditorium filled with cardboard cutouts of celebrities. “Of course I’m up here all alone. Of course we don’t have an audience. This isn’t a MAGA rally; it’s the Emmys,” he joked, referring to President Trump’s campaign events where thousands of attendees refuse to socially distance or wear protective masks.

In an interview with Good Morning America prior to the show, Jimmy joked that he was glad he knew in advance that his monologue would be met with silence. “I am nervous about the technical end of it, because it’s not something I know much about, not something I can control,” he said. “Think about just trying to Zoom with your grandparents, and now imagine that we’ve got 150 celebrities who haven’t made themselves lunch in, like, 19 years, many of them, are now trying to connect technically to an awards show. Those are the challenges we’re facing.”

Article source: https://hollywoodlife.com/2020/09/20/jimmy-kimmel-opening-emmys-2020-monologue-2/

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