Late night's resident funnyman is celebrating his 48th birthday! Jimmy Kimmel—of Jimmy Kimmel Live!—is ringing in his special day today and we're celebrating by reliving nine of his show's funniest moments.
The Brooklyn-born native made his television break back in 1997 when he hosted Win Ben Stein's Money game show. During his tenure, Kimmel earned a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Game Show Host (which he shared with co-host Ben Stein) in 1999 and was nominated again in 2000.
Kimmel then launched his own production company, creating shows including Crank Yankers on Comedy Central. As Kimmel made a name for himself, ABC tapped into the star as a late night host for his namesake show, Jimmy Kimmel Live! The show first aired in 2003 and has since garnered Kimmel countless Primetime Emmy nominations. The rest, as they say, is comedic history.
In honor of Kimmel's 48th birthday, take a look at nine of his best television moments he's shared with viewers and celebrities:
1. When Marty McFly and Doc Brown Visited Kimmel
2. When Celebrities Read Mean Tweets
3. When Rihanna Pranked Kimmel
4. When Kimmel Starred in Friends With Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox and Lisa Kudrow
5. When Mila Kunis Took a Stand Against Men Saying, "We're Pregnant"
6. When Kimmel and Sofia Vergara Read Mean Internet Comments
7. When Kimmel Launched the Halloween Candy Prank
8. When Bette Midler Sang Kim Kardashian Tweets
9. When Emily Blunt and John Krasinski Pulled a Prank on Kimmel