On March 14, Jimmy Kimmel closed out his run in Austin by revealing what he learned from Texans during his stint at SXSW. All week long, the ABC late night comedian, along with Andy Cohen from Bravo, have been broadcasting live from Austin to celebrate the annual South By Southwest (SXSW) festival that attracts millions of visitors each year. As posted by Chron.com on Thursday, not only has Kimmel been delivering outstanding comedy during his broadcasts, but he also pranked SXSW attendees on numerous occasions. On Friday, Kimmel ended his run and revealed to viewers what he learned during Austin's SXSW 2014 festival.
For Jimmy’s last live broadcast, Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell declared that Friday, March 14 was “Jimmy Kimmel Day.” Kimmel joked on air:
Of course, Jimmy Kimmel Day honors brave Jimmy Kimmel, who journeyed to Austin and ate all their food and drank all their beer to make sure it was safe – to test it for you. Today, we honor his sacrifices.
Highlights of Kimmel’s live shows from Austin included a segment of “Lie Witness News,” which, according to “Entertainment Weekly," pranked even the most knowledgeable wannabes; plus a spoof on “The Bachelor” called “Barbecue Bachelor.” On March 14, Jimmy closed out his live Austin shows with Los Lonely Boys, Lil Wayne, and the legendary Willie Nelson. Earlier this week, he hosted guests Snoop Dogg, Gov. Rick Perry, Robert Duvall, Rachael Ray, Darby Stanchfield, and Lady Gaga.
Looking back on the week, Jimmy Kimmel reflected on his time in Texas and revealed these things that he learned about Austin this week.
- Austinites are some of the kindest, most welcoming people on the planet Earth, unless your name is Rick Perry.
- Pickles are served with ribs so you feel like you’ve eaten something green.
- If you follow a man with a beard, he will lead you to a panel discussion on increasing your social media presence.
- Tacos are the real breakfast of champions.
- Matthew McConaughey has a brother named Rooster.
- The best haircuts come with a can of Lone Star beer.
- The key to the city doesn’t actually unlock anything.
- A pedicab is not a cab you can get a pedicure in.
- If you say ‘Hook ‘em horns,’ people will scream very, very, very loud.
“Jimmy Kimmel Live” airs at 11:35 p.m. EST on Monday-Friday nights on ABC.
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