Andy Samberg & John Mulaney Steal the Show on ‘Jimmy Kimmel’


| LAST UPDATE 05/25/2022

By Arianna Morgan
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When Jimmy Kimmel tested positive for COVID-19 again, he called on his hilarious friends to take over his show as guest hosts: Andy Samberg and John Mulaney. Although they "were really expecting to just be guests" a few hours prior to taping the show, Samberg and Mulaney brought the house down, causing belly-aching laughs both in the audience and for those watching at home. Here's what you missed.

John Mulaney and Andy Samberg actually go way back to their days on Saturday Night Live while Mulaney was a writer and Samberg was performing. Regardless of the fact that they thought they were supposed to be on the show as guests, the hilarious comedians stepped up to the plate (in matching Jimmy Kimmel apparel) and killed it. The two opened the evening with a joined monologue explaining it was an "honor and a favor" to be both the guest hosts and guest stars on the show while Kimmel recovered from COVID.

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The comedians are both starring in the upcoming Disney+ film, Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers, where Samberg jokes he doesn't even know if he's playing Chip or Dale. While Samberg was interviewing Mulaney, he shared with the audience different international posters promoting Chip 'n Dale movies from countries such as Italy and Sweeden, where they went by different names as they both hilariously tried and pronounced the movie titles. And let's just say they were a little off! LOL. They closed off their interview with each other by announcing to the audience to "call the babysitter and pay them more" as Disney+ and Jimmy Kimmel Live! put together a special screening of the upcoming movie (not coming to theaters).

Following their interviews, the two tackled a joint interview with Curb Your Enthusiasm's star, Cheryl Hines. Samberg and Hines actually starred together in the animated comedy film Space Chimps in 2008, so the two also go way back! Samberg and Mulaney discussed what it's like being married to a Kennedy, drinking lemonade with Fidel Castro, and her latest role in HBO Max's The Flight Attendant. Although Mulaney and Samberg agreed this would be their first and last attempt at late-night television, we loved it and would totally love to catch them in that 11:00 P.M. time slot again! Until then, stay tuned.

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