Jimmy Kimmel apologizes to Quinta Brunson for ‘dumb comedy bit’ at Emmys



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Well, she didn’t hit him. But Jimmy Kimmel took a moment to apologize for the call when Quinta Brunson appeared on his late-night talk show on Wednesday. “Dumb Comedy Bit” Some viewers felt robbed of her Emmy win on Monday.

“People Said I Stole Your Moment” Kimmel told Brunson. “Maybe I did, and I’m very sorry if I did. I’m sorry did Actually do it. And the last thing I want to do is upset you because I think about you so much. I think you know that. I hope you know that.

Brunson, as she did backstage after her win, told Kimmel that what she remembers most about the moment is her happiness — and no ill feelings toward him lying on the floor during her acceptance speech for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series.

“Well, Jimmy, let me say, thank you. That’s very kind of you to say,” she said. “Honestly, I was in a good moment. I won my first Emmy. I was happy to be there, and this time I closed and had a good time.

Kimmel presented Brunson’s category with Will Arnett, who pulled Kimmel onstage and joked that Kimmel “went down on skinny margaritas” at the theater bar after failing the previous segment.

After the “Abbott Elementary” creator and star was announced as the winner for writing the pilot of the popular sitcom, Kimmel stayed on the floor at the foot of the microphone stand. He remained there throughout Brunson’s acceptance speech and during commercial breaks, a total of nearly two minutes.

Kimmel was off camera during Brunson’s speech, which lasted about a minute.

when Kimmel’s opening monologue On Wednesday night, Brunson took a moment to say a few more words of thanks after walking on stage and asking for favors, noting that sometimes “you get less time (on stage) because somebody’s doing a dumb comedy bit. Too long.”

“I’ve heard that happen in previous years,” Kimmel replied before speaking to her.

On Monday night, Brunson showed grace toward Kimmel in backstage interviews with reporters, telling reporters that it “doesn’t bother me that much” after the internet began to rage against Kimmel. His sponsor and “Abbott Elementary.”

“I’ll probably be mad at him tomorrow. I’m going to be on his show on Wednesday so I can punch him in the face,” she joked.

Of course, it wouldn’t have been a teachable moment.

“Abbott Elementary” returns with a new season on Sept. 21 on ABC.

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