'Jimmy Kimmel Live' to Auction Off Brooklyn Show Desk to Benefit the Red Cross
via press release:
“JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE” TO AUCTION OFF
BROOKLYN SHOW DESK TO BENEFIT THE RED CROSS
On Friday night “Jimmy Kimmel Live” concluded its week-long run of shows from Brooklyn’s Harvey Theater at BAM – Brooklyn Academy of Music. In an effort to support the thousands of people still suffering from the effects of Hurricane Sandy, “JKL” and ABC will auction off Kimmel’s custom-made, Brooklyn-themed desk signed by late-night talk show hosts David Letterman, Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel.
To bid on the desk, go to “charitybuzz.com/abc” so that you can host your own show at home. Proceeds will benefit the American Red Cross.
Or, if you already have a desk signed by late night talk show hosts, go to redcross.org to donate or text “ABC” to 90999 to make a $10 donation to the American Red Cross.
“JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE” (weeknights, 12:00 a.m., ET; moves to 11:35 p.m. January 8, 2013)
Jimmy Kimmel serves as host and executive producer of Emmy Award-nominated “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” the ABC Television Network’s late-night talk show. Now in its tenth season, “JKL” is packed with hilarious comedy bits and features a diverse lineup of guests including celebrities, athletes, musicians, comedians and humorous human interest subjects. Every night Kimmel delivers his up-to-the minute take on the latest news and pop culture topics from the day’s events in his monologue, and has recently welcomed such notables as Johnny Depp, Meryl Streep, Tom Cruise, Robert Pattinson, Katy Perry, Will Farrell, Scarlett Johansson, Channing Tatum, Charlize Theron, John Krasinski, Jennifer Garner, Jessica Biel, Justin Bieber, Jessica Simpson, Kate Beckinsale, Ben Stiller, Jonah Hill, Andy Samberg, Michelle Williams, Zac Efron, Charlie Sheen, Chris Pine, Jeremy Renner, Jada Pinkett Smith, Josh Brolin, Russell Brand, Woody Harrelson and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
“Jimmy Kimmel Live,” which currently airs weeknights at midnight in most markets but is moving to its new time slot of 11:35 p.m. beginning January 8, 2013, broadcasts from Disney’s El Capitan Theater, located on Hollywood Boulevard in the heart of L.A.’s star-studded Walk of Fame. Kimmel showcases this illustrious location’s unique character throughout his show by regularly interacting with the local “Super Heroes” parading along the boulevard and challenging passersby to participate in various comedy bits. He has also created many one-of-a-kind concert experiences, closing down Hollywood streets around his studio to hold musical block party events with artists such as Coldplay, Lady Gaga, Jay-Z and Depeche Mode, as well as special outdoor and lobby performances by Adele, Linkin Park, Justin Timberlake, Drake, Tony Bennett, Pitbull, Britney Spears, Lady Antebellum, Usher, Lenny Kravitz, Brad Paisley, Lil Wayne, Phoenix, 50 Cent, No Doubt and Dave Matthews Band.
Jimmy Kimmel and Jill Leiderman serve as executive producers. Jason Schrift, Douglas DeLuca and Erin Irwin serve as co-executive producers. “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.com; also a “Jimmy Kimmel Live” app is available via iTunes.