WATCH: Kimmel Taking a Break, Announces “I’m taking the summer off”

Jimmy Kimmel will be taking the summer off.

“Tonight is my last new show for the summer.” Kimmel announced Thursday. “I’m taking the summer off to spend even more time with my family.”

“I’ve been doing this job for almost 18 years. I’ve done 3,130 shows and there’s nothing wrong. My family is healthy. I’m healthy. I just need a couple of months off. So, while I am gone, a cavalcade of kind and capable people will be filling in for me. I think you are going to be very happy with them. They are going to be guest hosting the show.”

His announcement featured Matt Damon in a comedy skit.

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