As the pre-election season gains momentum, the late night political games continue to ramp up. In the latest round, Hillary Clinton has been confirmed to appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live! two weeks from now on November 5, reports Deadline.
The democratic presidential candidate has been working the television circuit, appearing on The Tonight Show last month, along with her much-talked-about appearance on the season premiere of Saturday Night Live. She appeared in a sketch playing a bartender consoling Kate McKinnon as Hillary Clinton, and the two dished about some of the biggest issues. It was all very meta.
However, this will mark the first time Clinton takes the hot seat with Kimmel.
Bernie Sanders also appeared on Kimmel during the show’s one-week run in Brooklyn this week. Donald Trump was scheduled to appear the night prior, but cancelled at the last minute, leaving Kimmel to fill an entire show with Jay Z, the other night’s guest. (Luckily, it all worked out perfectly, as the audience got to top off the night by walking the street with Kimmel and Jay Z, and attend the night’s concert at Barclays Center across the street.)
In addition to her upcoming appearance on Kimmel, Clinton is scheduled to appear on Late Night With Stephen Colbert next Tuesday, October 27, the night before the GOP debate on CNBC. Coincidentally, Clinton’s recent appearance on The Tonight Show — where she did a sketch with host Jimmy Fallon as Trump playing telephone — was lined up with CNN’s GOP debate the same night. Meanwhile Clinton’s husband, former President Bill Clinton and potential first man, appeared on Colbert’s show earlier this month.
This carousel of talk show appearances by candidates is destined to continue (and likely increase) as the 2016 election comes within earshot. The late night landscape is a perfect spot for candidates to show their softer sides, appeal to a younger demographic, and discuss the real issues in a more casual setting. Several others have been sitting down with late night hosts, including Jeb Bush and Chris Christie, in their bids to win over the American public.