This is beyond brilliant: Jimmy Kimmel’s take on the Conan/Leno war as seen through the eyes of documentary filmmaker Ken Burns. Thank you, Jeff Zucker, for this golden age of late night comedy. From Thursday night’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, an ABC series that airs in the Toronto market at midnight on Sun TV.
When the dust is all settled, Kimmel could emerge as the big winner in late night. His nasty, show-long impression of a lisping Leno, that unbelievable “10 @ 10” ambush right on Leno’s own turf, the nightly digs in the monologue and now this. Except for Conan himself, nobody mined more comedy gold out of this mess.