For the first time as President of the United States, Joe Biden is set to make an appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” this Wednesday.
Set to be Biden’s first in-studio appearance on a late-night show since taking office in January 2021, the episode will be taped at the El Capitan Entertainment Centre on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles. Biden last came on Kimmel’s show in 2019 when he was fighting for the Democratic nomination.
While this is Biden’s first-time in-studio interview as commander in chief, he was a virtual guest on NBC’s “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” in December 2021.
Kimmel made the announcement during “Jimmy Kimmel Live: NBA Finals Game Night” on ABC as part of the network’s airing of the NBA Finals between the Boston Celtics and Golden State Warriors. In a tweet Sunday evening, Kimmel wrote “Our very elected President @JoeBiden visits @JimmyKimmelLive Wednesday night. No malarkey.”
The show will be shot after the Bidens attend the Summit of the Americas, a weeklong event at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The summit “will bring together governments from across our hemisphere to focus on pressing challenges, including economic prosperity, climate change, the migration crisis, and the COVID-19 pandemic,” the White House said in a statement announcing the president’s plans to visit the West coast.
The show will air on ABC starting at 11:35 p.m.