via press release:
“JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE” HONORS UNCLE FRANK POTENZA
WITH A TRIBUTE SHOW, SEPTEMBER 6 ON ABC
Features Visit from Guest and Friend, Comedian Don Rickles
On TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, “Jimmy Kimmel Live” will pay tribute to Uncle Frank Potenza. This show will celebrate many moments from Uncle Frank’s nine-year tenure as a security guard and on-air contributor for his nephew’s late-night show. “Jimmy Kimmel Live” will pay homage to Uncle Frank by highlighting his comedy pieces, notable interviews with everyone from Tom Cruise to Kermit the Frog, plus a visit from comedian and friend Don Rickles, who will reminisce with Jimmy about this kind and irreplaceable man who was indeed an Uncle to all who knew him.
“Jimmy Kimmel Live”
Packed with hilarious comedy bits and a house band led by Jimmy’s childhood best friend, “Jimmy Kimmel Live” features a diverse lineup of guests that includes celebrities, athletes, musicians, comedians and humorous human interest subjects. The recipient of a 2010 Clio Award for innovative media, each night Jimmy delivers up-to-the minute news on hot topics of the day in his monologue, and has welcomed such notables as Clint Eastwood, Ryan Gosling, Jeff Bridges, Cameron Diaz, Kevin Spacey, Amy Adams, Sigourney Weaver, Bruce Willis, Tom Cruise, Dustin Hoffman, Zach Galifianakis, Anne Hathaway, Ben Affleck, Diane Sawyer, Sylvester Stallone, Zac Efron, Sofia Vergara, Bill Cosby, Gabourey Sidibe, Robert Downey Jr., Charlize Theron, Jamie Foxx, Matthew McConaughey, Jim Carrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mel Gibson, Josh Groban, Diddy, Harrison Ford, Michael Douglas, Robin Williams, Heidi Klum, Janet Jackson and more, including Matt Damon… well, almost Matt Damon.
Kimmel has also created many one-of-a-kind concert experiences by closing down Hollywood Blvd. for musical events with Jay-Z, Coldplay and Depeche Mode, as well as special outdoor and lobby performances by Mary J. Blige, Carrie Underwood, Weezer, Them Crooked Vultures, Alice in Chains, Kelly Clarkson, Good Charlotte, Drake, Phoenix, MGMT, Ke$ha, Tim McGraw, Foo Fighters, The Killers, 50 Cent, John Mayer, Shakira, Pink, Usher and Mariah Carey.
Jimmy Kimmel and Jill Leiderman serve as executive producers and Jason Schrift and Douglas DeLuca serve as co-executive producers. Emmy Award-winning “Jimmy Kimmel Live” is shot live in front of a studio audience and produced by Jackhole Industries in association with ABC Studios. For more, go to www.jimmykimmellive.net.