First Lady Michelle Obama will pay her first-ever visit to Jimmy Kimmel’s late-night show later this month, ABC announced on Wednesday.
Mrs. Obama is booked for “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on Thursday, Oct. 25, just a week and a half before she and her husband, President Barack Obama, will learn on Election Day (Nov. 6) if they’ll be staying in the White House for another four years.
The “Kimmel” show announcement included this cheeky teaser, playing off of the First Lady’s ongoing campaign in support of childhood health and fitness: “The First Lady will join Kimmel to encourage Americans to exercise their right to vote [and] Kimmel will encourage the First Lady to eat more pizza.”
The First Lady has been making the rounds of various talk shows in the last few months, with and without her husband. They appeared together on “The View” on Sept. 25. And she appeared without him on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” on Aug. 13, on “Late Show with David Letterman” on Aug. 29, and on the syndicated “Steve Harvey” show on Oct. 3.
And she’ll be on “Live with Kelly and Michael” this Friday (Oct. 19), although the segment was scheduled to be taped today, Wednesday (Oct. 17).
Meanwhile, the booking of the First Lady represents another first for “Kimmel” as the fast-growing ABC late-night show prepares for its big move Jan. 8 to 11:35 p.m. eastern — where it will compete head-on with Jay Leno and David Letterman. In fact, right after the Oct. 25 “Kimmel” show, Jimmy will be traveling to New York City for a week of shows from the borough of his birth — Brooklyn. The five shows will start on Monday, Oct. 29, from the Brooklyn Academy of Music, a theater in downtown Brooklyn known locally as BAM. And one of his guests that week will be none other than David Letterman.
Also scheduled to appear that week: Howard Stern, Chris Rock, Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, Kelly Ripa and Tracy Morgan.