On Wednesday, Jimmy Kimmel returned for a Live! broadcast, after a full week of vacation.
“I have to be honest, I’m glad to be back. We took a cruise on the Suez Canal, ”Kimmel joked. “Have you ever done that?” Very slow. It’s almost like we’re not moving at all.
Kimmel was referring to a fiasco in Egypt last week, which saw the Suez Canal blocked for six days by a container ship known as “Ever-Given”.
“I have to say,” he remarked, “after all the fighting and the gnashing of teeth over the past few years, it was nice to see the whole world come together to make fun of a boat.”
As you may or may not have leaned in school, the canal is one of the “main arteries for ships carrying cargo around the world,” Kimmel said – and with the ship being blocked, “basically, capitalism has had a heart attack. ”
As Kimmel mentioned, the Ever-Given was finally released this morning by a fleet of tugs. “In the same way, they took Trump out of the White House,” he said.
During his opening monologue, Kimmel also addressed former President Donald Trump at a wedding hosted at his Mar-a-Lago resort. In a speech to attendees, Trump criticized the Biden administration’s handling of various issues and asked them, “Do you miss me again?”
“I was a DJ at weddings when I was in college. I saw some weird toast. I’ve never seen one like it, ”Kimmel said. “That’s what he’s doing now. He babbles at weddings, he complains. Every time someone plays the song “YMCA” it magically appears Beetlejuice. “
For a preview of the full monologue – in which Kimmel tackles everything from Dominion Voting System’s $ 1.6 billion lawsuit against Fox News, to “crackhead pillow seller” Mike Lindell’s latest theory – click on the video above.