Late-night comedy show hosts are as biased as the next person — usually tilting toward the left like the rest of Hollywood — and Jimmy Kimmel is no exception.
On Wednesday night’s show, Jimmy Kimmel noted that he’s been getting considerable heat on social media for cracking more jokes about Republican nominee Donald Trump than Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton, and Kimmel actually agrees with that critique and decided to take a moment to explain why.
Kimmel gave the reason, not necessarily an illegitimate one, that Hillary Clinton is “boring” and therefore isn’t quite the fertile territory from a joke standpoint than Trump is.
“You know, I do make more jokes about Donald Trump than Hillary Clinton,” Kimmel admitted. “There’s no question about it, but that’s just because Hillary Clinton is boring,” he contended.
Kimmel gave a very recent example to make his point.
“Hillary Clinton spent the day in Orlando at a youth center talking about the economy, yawn,” Kimmel said. “Whereas Donald Trump today visited an African-American church with boxing promoter Don King,” he noted.
Of course, as The Hill correctly pointed out, Hillary’s long list of serious scandals and the way she’s handled them should give comedians plenty of material. I’m old enough to remember perhaps the most boring president in generations — Gerald Ford — and comedians had no problem with material, endlessly portraying him as a bumbling, stumbling fool (Chevy Chase on Saturday Night Live comes to mind). So if Kimmel wanted to, I’m sure he could level things out, despite how “boring” Hillary Clinton is.