Jimmy Kimmel to Broadcast Late Night Show From BAM

The comedian will return to his birthplace of Brooklyn to tape five live episodes of his show.

Update, 2:56 p.m.: This just in from BAM president Karen Brooks Hopkins on news Monday of Jimmy Kimmel Live's planned tapings this fall: "We're thrilled to have Brooklyn native Jimmy Kimmel bring his wonderful program to our Harvey Theater and culturally-vibrant borough for a week. Considering the wealth of local Brooklyn talent these days, our only question is will a week will be long enough?"


Comedian and talk show host Jimmy Kimmel will broadcast his show "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" from Brooklyn Academy of Music's between Oct. 29 and Nov. 2—fitting, since the host was born in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Mill Basin.

The five-day run will feature the new Brooklyn Nets, as well as the Barclays Center, in addition to celebrity guests and music acts. No guests have been formally announced yet.

"It’ll be great to have Jimmy back in his native Brooklyn," Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center CEO Brett Yormark said, in a statement. "It will be an exciting week for the show and for the Brooklyn Nets."

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the last time Kimmel took his show on the road—to the 2006 Super Bowl XL in Detroit—they received some of their highest ratings.

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isaac moss May 14, 2012 at 10:21 PM
can we go on some list for notification??
Carole May 15, 2012 at 12:32 AM
That is why I love jimmy, he never forget his roots. That is a wonferful idea to bring the show to brooklyn.
Roisin May 15, 2012 at 01:58 PM
thanks Paul, will do.
Kourtney May 15, 2012 at 06:28 PM
VERY cool. Definitely going to look back for the ticket information. This will be so great for Brookyln too!
Michelle May 16, 2012 at 03:12 PM


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