Funny Flags are flying at half-staff this Hump Day Wednesday: Jimmy Kimmel’s beloved “Uncle Frank,” a fixture on the late-night host’s nightly talker Jimmy Kimmel Live, died this week. Kimmel’s real-life uncle, Frank Potenza, recognized by fans of the comic for his frequent features in comedy bits on the late-night talk show, passed away Tuesday at the age of 77.
ABC newcomer Katie Couric won’t debut her new daytime talker until Sept. 2012, but the veteran newswoman’s already getting into the spirit of things over at The Alphabet Network. Here she is spoofing reality octomom Kate Gosselin to side-splitting perfection on ABC’s late night smash, Jimmy Kimmel Live, this week.
Did you see Britney Spears’ “Jackass” skit on Tuesday night’s edition of Jimmy Kimmel Live? With her new disc Femme Fatale — featuring Spears’ first new material in two years — already flying off the shelves, the aging pop princess dropped by the ABC late-night gabfest for a live performance of her hit “Till the World Ends.” And naturally, Brit couldn’t bid farewell until she’d tickled our funnybones in a couple of Kimmel’s signature sketches.