After ten years of being ‘bumped,’ Academy Award winner Matt Damon will at long-last appear on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” Damon and Kimmel will face off Thursday, January 24 at 11:35 p.m., ET/PT, when Damon makes his first official guest appearance on the show.
“May God help Damon if he dares show his stupid face,” said Kimmel.
Every night at the end of his broadcast, Kimmel signs off with an apology to Matt Damon for “running out of time.” This tradition began in the first season of “JKL,” and has been repeated at the close of every show since then.
Damon famously recorded a music video with Kimmel’s then-girlfriend, Sarah Silverman, the wildly successful “I’m F*cking Matt Damon.” Kimmel retaliated with a star-studded video of his own co-starring Damon’s best friend, titled “I’m F*cking Ben Affleck.” Damon has made several appearances on “JKL” in comedy pieces like “Movie: The Movie,” alongside Kimmel’s sidekick/security guard Guillermo in a promotional trailer for The Bourne Ultimatum, and as part of Kimmel’s nightmare in “The Handsome Men’s Club,” but has never submitted to an interview.
You can take a look back at some of the highlights of the Kimmel/Damon rivalry in the players below: