Jimmy Kimmel will appear on Rob Ford’s YouTube show
Considering the humiliation he suffered during his appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! earlier this month, it would be totally sensible for Rob Ford to want nothing more to do with the show’s host. But the mayor isn’t a sensible man—and so he’s apparently accepting Jimmy Kimmel’s offer to make an appearance on Ford Nation, the Ford brothers’ weekly YouTube show. This time, Rob and Doug will be asking the questions.
Kimmel is based in L.A., and, according to the Sun, he won’t be making the trip to Toronto. The mayor and his brother will interview their new favourite talk-show host via Skype, and then presumably edit the resulting footage into two- or three-minute clips, like they’ve done for previous Ford Nation installments. (For posterity’s sake, we can only hope Kimmel airs some of the outtakes on his own show.)
In a sense, the decision to re-engage isn’t all that surprising. Since his late-night debut, Ford has maintained that he “held his own” against Kimmel, despite harsh assessments of the interview in the media. If nothing else, it will be interesting to see how the mayor, who sometimes struggles with written speeches, will attempt to turn the tables on a professional talker.