Late night television hasn’t been funny in a very long time and that trend continues after Kimmel’s latest attempt at comedy.
Kimmel in his most recent show called Florida “America’s North Korea” and then proceeded to mock Gov. DeSantis for being part of the opening ceremony of the 2021 Python challenge in the Everglades.
The joke didn’t gain any laughs and quite frankly it appears that Kimmel needs some new writers on his team because comparing Florida to North Korea isn’t edgy comedy but rather pure ignorance.
Watch the moment he said it here:
Alleged comedian Jimmy Kimmel calls Florida "America's North Korea." pic.twitter.com/uGzutPLxC4
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) June 4, 2021
When has Jimmy Kimmel ever been funny? https://t.co/NEu7Bs9wF1
— Lisa Boothe (@LisaMarieBoothe) June 5, 2021
The Washington Examiner had more on the story:
Jimmy Kimmel called Florida “America’s North Korea” during a recent broadcast of Jimmy Kimmel Live! on ABC.
The comedian went after the Sunshine State, and particularly Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, for the state’s recently announced “python challenge,” where participants win prizes for capturing large snakes in an effort to protect the Everglades wetlands.
“In America’s North Korea, the Sunshine State, from time to time, we enjoy taking a look at what’s going on, and tonight, we are doing it again in a Gov. DeSantis edition of ‘This Week in Florida,'” Kimmel said before playing a clip of DeSantis announcing the challenge, prompting the comedian to joke that “all the prizes are pythons.”
DeSantis praised the python challenge as instrumental in “protecting, restoring and preserving the Everglades for future generations.”
“At my direction, the state has taken unprecedented steps to increase python removal, including hosting the Python Challenge annually, and expanding access for python hunters to 134,000 acres of state parks and the Big Cypress National Preserve,” he continued. “As a result of our efforts, [Florida’s Fish and Wildlife Commission] had a record year for python removal in 2020, and has now removed more than 13,000 pythons since 2000. I’m proud to be here today to kick off registration for another Python Challenge, and I look forward to seeing this year’s results.
Last time I checked, people weren’t moving into North Korea by the hundreds of thousands. https://t.co/XyK43yaSdT
— Brandon Tatum (@TheOfficerTatum) June 6, 2021
— Earl Kelly (@Bearguy904) June 7, 2021
Fox News covered Kimmel’s awful joke too:
ABC late night host Jimmy Kimmel infuriated viewers after disparaging the state of Florida as “America’s North Korea” on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Friday night.
“In America’s North Korea, the Sunshine State, from time to time, we enjoy taking a look at what’s going on, and tonight we are doing it again in a Gov. DeSantis edition of ‘This Week in Florida,'” Kimmel said while introducing a video of Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis kicking off the “2021 Python challenge.” The annual event challenges participants to remove invasive Burmese pythons “with the goal of empowering people to take an active role in conserving the Florida Everglades through invasive species removal,” the competition website explains.
“As part of my focus on restoring the Everglades, I’ve charged FWC with dedicating more resources and taking innovative approaches to removing invasive Burmese pythons,” DeSantis said in a press conference introducing this year’s contest.
“Alleged comedian,” is how The Post Millennial described Kimmel after his mocking monologue.
“How Hollywood political group-think produces hateful ignorance,” observed Steven Law, CEO of One Nation and American Crossroads.
It clear the producers of the Jimmy Kimmel show will do anything to stay relevant.
Their highest viewed episode in the past two month is when he interviewed CEO of MyPillow Mike Lindell.
As many of you remember he tried to mock Lindell but his plan backfired due to Mike’s humility and his ability to take a joke.