Jimmy Kimmel apologizes to Quinta Brunson for ‘dumb comedy bit’ at Emmys


Nicely, she didn’t punch him. However Jimmy Kimmel did take a while throughout Quinta Brunson’s look on his late-night speak present Wednesday to apologize for what he referred to as a “dumb comedy bit” that some viewers felt took away from her Emmy victory on Monday.

“People said I stole your moment,” Kimmel told Brunson. “And maybe I did, and I’m very sorry if I did do that. I’m sorry I did do that, actually. And also the last thing I would ever want to do is upset you because I think so much of you. I think you know that. I hope you know that.”

Brunson, like she did backstage after her win, informed Kimmel that what she remembered most in regards to the second was her pleasure – not any unwell emotions about him mendacity on the ground throughout her acceptance speech for excellent writing in a comedy sequence.

“Well, Jimmy, let me just say, thank you. It is very kind of you to say that,” she mentioned. “I, honestly, was in such a moment of just having a good time. Like, I won my first Emmy. I was up there happy and I was wrapped up in the moment and just having a good time.”

Kimmel introduced Brunson’s class with Will Arnett, who dragged Kimmel on stage and joked that Kimmel “got into the skinny margaritas” on the theater’s bar after dropping in an earlier class.

After the “Abbott Elementary” creator and star was introduced as winner for writing the pilot of the favored sitcom, Kimmel stayed on the bottom on the base of the microphone stand. He remained there all through Brunson’s acceptance speech and into the business break, practically two minutes in whole.

Kimmel remained out of the digital camera’s body throughout Brunson’s speech, which lasted roughly one minute.

Throughout Kimmel’s opening monologue on Wednesday evening, Brunson had a while to say a couple of extra phrases of thanks after strolling on stage and asking for the favor, joking that typically “you get less time (on stage) because somebody does a dumb comedy bit that goes on a bit too long.”

“I have heard of that happening in previous years,” Kimmel replied earlier than giving her the ground.

On Monday evening, after the web started to buzz with ire towards Kimmel, Brunson was gracious towards Kimmel backstage in post-win interviews with press, telling reporters that the bit “didn’t bother me that much,” including that Kimmel was an early supporter of her and “Abbott Elementary.”

“Tomorrow maybe I’ll be mad at him. I’m going to be on his show on Wednesday, so I might punch him in the face,” she joked.

That, after all, wouldn’t have been a lot of a educating second.

“Abbott Elementary” returns with a brand new season September 21 on ABC.