Jimmy Kimmel Unloads on Sean Hannity for Calling Him an ‘Ass Clown’

“If I’m an ass clown—and I might very well be—you, Sean, are the whole ass circus.”


The last time Jimmy Kimmel found himself in a feud with a Fox News host, he was threatening to “pound” Brian Kilmeade. Tonight, it was time to take Sean Hannity to task.

The late-night host woke up Thursday morning to discover that Hannity had been attacking him for a joke he made earlier this week about Melania Trump’s accent.

“This is brutal. Liberal Jimmy Kimmel making fun of the First Lady of the United States and her involvement in the White House Easter Egg Roll, even her accent. Jimmy, you’re a despicable disgrace,” Hannity said on Fox Wednesday night. “That’s her fifth language. How many do you speak?” he asked before calling Kimmel an “ass clown.”

After joking that he speaks six languages—one more than Melania—Kimmel said, “I do not speak ‘ass clown’ though,” adding, “What even is an ass clown?”

“Why is Sean Hannity openly fantasizing about clowns in the ass?” he asked. “Is that your thing at night when you have your pants down? At 2 a.m., you’ve got your laptop open to Breitbart, you sneak down to your den to hump a pillow from the Ivanka Trump collection, quietly so your wife doesn’t wake up and force you to go to church?”

Kimmel went on to diagnose Hannity’s big problem: “For eight years while Obama was president, he was unable to get an erection” even when he “looked at pictures of Paul Ryan with his shirt off” and “went to office Christmas parties with Bill O’Reilly.” Now that Trump is president, the host said Hannity is “unable to have anything but an erection.”

And he’s taking it out on people like Kimmel.

“This is the guy who defended the multiply alleged pedophile Roy Moore and I’m a despicable disgrace,” Kimmel said. “I’m the ass clown. Here’s the thing. If I’m an ass clown—and I might very well be—you, Sean, are the whole ass circus.”

“You’re the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey of ass-clownsmanship,” he continued.

As much he “appreciates how compassionate” Hannity has become of late to the “plight of immigrants” like Melania Trump, Kimmel said, “You know what I think is disrespectful of the first lady? Cheating on her with a porn star after she has a baby. Why don’t you rant a little about that, Sean Hannity?”