Written by: Khalif Thompson
Today in Hip Hop News, on his late-night program on Wednesday, Jimmy Kimmel expressed regret to Quinta Brunson, the creator of Abbott Elementary, for acting dead when she took her prize at the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday.
Kimmel proceeded to do a skit on stage as Brunson went on to win an Emmy for best writing in a comedy series.
In return, on Wednesday, Brunson cut short Kimmel's opening speech by interjecting while holding her Emmy.
“You know, you’re a little bit early for your interview. It’s after the commercial,” Kimmel said.
“I know, but I have a little favor to ask, actually, '' Brunson said.
“So you know how you win an Emmy, you only have 45 seconds to do an acceptance speech, which is not that much time? And then you get less time because someone does a dumb comedy bit that goes on a bit too long?”
She finished her acceptance speech, thanking the cast and audience, with the remainder of the monologue. Kimmel talked about the incident after the intermission.
“I do want to explain this for those who may be confused by this,” said Kimmel. “That was a dumb comedy bit that we thought would be funny. I lost, and then I drank too much, and I had to be dragged out on the stage. And then people got upset. They said that I stole your moment, and maybe I did. 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, and I think you know that. I hope you know that.”
The whole clip from Jimmy Kimmel Live is available here.