List Rules Vote up the least funny jokes host Jimmy Kimmel told during the Emmy Awards.
At best, Jimmy Kimmel is hit or miss as a comedian. And to give the long-time television host some credit, it’s not easy delivering jokes that have been watered down for a primetime TV audience and are also full of inside baseball references to the biz. With that said, there were some very unfunny Jimmy Kimmel jokes at the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. It’s not that the jokes were offensive or anything like that. They were just clunkers that were destined to fail. Whether he was making fun of Taraji P. Henson or using his bro Matt Damon to get some late-in-the-game laughs, these were Jimmy Kimmel's worst 2016 Emmys jokes.
From an outsider’s perspective, it seems impossible to host an awards show and come out of the experience unscathed. No matter what you say, you’re going to offend some people and you won’t go far enough for others. Hosting a primetime awards show looks a bit like playing Russian roulette with a bullet in every chamber, just slightly bloodier. While other comedians and actors managed to get some laughs with their two minutes on screen, Kimmel had to marinate in his unfunny Emmys 2016 jokes until the show came to a crawl approximately six hours after it began.
Vote on the least funny jokes host Jimmy Kimmel told during the Emmy Awards and make sure you leave a comment about which gag could have used a little of that Scary Perry magic.
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"The rest of you, if your show doesn't have a dragon or a white Bronco in it, go home now."
"That 'In Memoriam' montage kicked ass, it's gonna be tough to beat next year, it really is."
"Television can make us laugh, and cry, and during certain key parts of Game of Thrones, masturbate."
"Because everyone in LA knows, if you want to win, sit next to Marcia Clark."
"I know most of you haven't eaten since Labor Day."
"Are you rooting for OJ to win this time?"
"She's Downton Absent is what she is."
"She plays the mom in a show I can't remember the title of."
"Transparent was born a drama, but it identifies as a comedy."
"It's very hard to find an actress over 50 who needs a part..."
"We could only afford one Epi-Pen."
"The Emmys are so diverse this year, the Oscars are telling people we're one of their closest friends."
"You know Taraji, at this point, you could probably drop the 'P.' Are there other Taraji Hensons you're being confused with?"
Concerning gluten allergies: "I just want America to see which of their favorite celebrities are the most annoying."
"Ladies and gentlemen, four-time Emmy winner Dr. Bill Cosby."
The entire Matt Damon bit.
"If it weren't for television, would Donald Trump be running for President? No, he would be at home right now rubbing up against his wife Malaria."
"The Emmys start in five minutes, if I'm late, they'll let Tom Bergeron host."
"Who do you have lined up to fill the spot on the Supreme Court? Miley Cyrus or CeeLo?"
"We hit 'em with the Hein."
"We'll be back with everyone's favorite part of the show: the accountants."