Jimmy Kimmel has a lot to celebrate in life, from having a hit late night talk show with a faithful fanbase to having a lovely and loving family to having leftover Halloween candy. For the November 13 taping of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, the comedian celebrated his birthday with a very special edition of "Mean Tweets," in which some of the biggest stars on the planet (including a few other familiar late night faces) went on and read mean tweets specifically about Jimmy Kimmel. Check out David Letterman, Stephen Colbert, Kristen Bell, Kim Kardashian and more in the video below.
All in all, that was a pretty fun twist to the usual "Mean Tweets" format. Jimmy Kimmel is definitely no stranger to getting harassed by people on the Internet, especially where Twitter is involved, and he probably saw an uptick in rudeness whenever he took a big stance in healthcare conversations in recent months. So for the interns and whoever else was putting this together, it probably wasn't too hard to round up all of these tweets that were used.
It also probably wasn't too hard to convince all of these mega-stars to stick around after their respective appearances to read off mean tweets in anticipation of Jimmy Kimmel's 50th birthday. For the most part, the most fun appearances come from Kimmel's current and former competition, like David Letterman, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert. It was kind of disappointing not to see Jimmy Fallon in the video at all, but that's fine.
Most of the tweets themselves were only half-funny, with damned near all of them just taking shots at Jimmy Kimmel's weight and weight loss. I probably enjoyed Larry David's moment the best, simply because he laughed the whole time. It's funny that David, whose Curb Your Enthusiasm is filmed with the characters largely keeping straight faces while improvising their own dialogue, is the one person in this video to completely lose it while reading it, while everyone else remains largely professional. But then I also liked how Chris Hemsworth seemed completely incapable of properly pronouncing Hephaestus, simply calling the mythological god "hepatitis" a few times.
This was the face I made each time Hemsworth attempted to say Hephaestus.
Hopefully we won't be waiting too long to see the next round of "Mean Tweets" on Jimmy Kimmel Live, which airs weeknights on ABC at 11:35 p.m .ET. Wondering what shows are and aren't coming to TV in the near future? Check out our big 2017 cancellation rundown and then head to our fall TV premiere schedule.
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