Friday, October 12, 2007

Some Jimmy Kimmel News

ABC’s late-night talk show “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and Sierra Mist, the crisp, refreshing lemon-lime soda, have partnered to conduct a nationwide search for the funniest college student in America. Beginning October 10th, students across the country will have the opportunity to showcase their most side-splitting comedic material in the “Jimmy Kimmel Live” College Comedy Championship brought to you by Sierra Mist, culminating with an announcement of the winner on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”

“Jimmy Kimmel Live” and Sierra Mist and are hosting a 15-college campus tour and online search to determine the nation’s 2007 College Comedy Champion. The campus tour allows students to enter the College Comedy Championship one of three ways: attend the day long event to have their performance taped for submission to the online comedy search; register online for a chance to perform during the evening showcase hosted by professional comedians; or for those unable to attend the campus events, submit a three-minute video online at The championship will be open for submission starting October 10th, ending November 15th. Visit for the complete set of rules and submission criteria.

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  1. “We’re very excited about the College Comedy Tour and delighted to have Sierra Mist as a partner. And who knows -- maybe the next Jimmy Kimmel is out there, just waiting for us to discover him or her,” said co-executive producer Doug DeLuca.

    The campus events will culminate in an evening showcase where the first 15-20 student comics to register online will perform in front of their peers. Hosted by professional stand-up comedian Vargus Mason, who has appeared on Last Comic Standing, BET and Comedy Central, and Alexandra McHale, who has appeared on Premium Blend and was voted “Female Entertainer Of The Year” two years in a row by college students, the show will close with a performance by the hosts.

    Championship finalists will be reviewed by a “Jimmy Kimmel Live” panel of humor experts, and the 2007 College Comedy Champion winner will be announced during an episode of ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” the week of November 26th, 2007.

    “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Sierra Mist College Comedy Championship will visit these universities:

    Wake Forest – October 10th
    Rutgers, NJ – October 12th
    Seton Hall University – October 16th
    Ohio University * – October 18th
    University of Cincinnati – October 19th
    University of Louisville – October 22nd
    University of Memphis – October 23rd
    Missouri State – October 25th
    University of New Mexico – October 30th
    University of Texas, El Paso – November 1st
    University of Arizona * – November 6th
    University of Colorado, Boulder – November 9th
    California State University, Northridge – November 13th
    San Diego State University – November 14th

    (schedule subject to change. Please visit for updates)

    Show Listings:
    Following are the guests scheduled to appear on the program the week of Oct. 15-19:

    OCTOBER 15 (OAD 9/27)
    1. Actor Danny Devito (“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”) 2. Chef Mario Batali 3. Musical guest Frankie Valli

    OCTOBER 16
    1. Actress Kristin Chenoweth (“Pushing Daisies”) 2. Actor/musician Nick Cannon 3. Fourth eliminated celebrity from “Dancing with the Stars” 4. Musical guest Angie Stone.

    OCTOBER 17
    1. Actress Angie Harmon (“Women’s Murder Club”) 2. Actor Scott Foley 3. Musical guest Chromeo

    OCTOBER 18
    1. Actor Adrien Brody (“The Darjeeling Limited”) 2. Actor David Koechner (“The Comebacks”)
    3. Musical guest Talib Kweli

    OCTOBER 19
    1. NFL sportscaster Terry Bradshaw 2. Musician Keith Urban (he will be a panel guest as well as perform)


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