Jimmy Kimmel Tops White House and Emmys with Dave

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By Richard Horgan Comment

A dream year for Jimmy Kimmel is about to get dreamier.

On top of getting the news that his show will be moving in the New Year to 11:35 p.m. and hosting major powwows on both coasts (White House Correspondents dinner, Primetime Emmys), there’s now this. Per a report by Lacey Rose in The Hollywood Reporter, Kimmel will finally be afforded the opportunity to interview his lifelong idol David Letterman:

Letterman will join Chris Rock, Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert and Tracy Morgan as a guests on Jimmy Kimmel Live when the ABC host brings his late-night show to his hometown of Brooklyn for one week later this month. The move is a monumental one for Kimmel, who grew up wearing a Late Night with David Letterman jacket and would celebrate his birthday with a Late Night cake.

Jimmy Kimmel Live will call the Brooklyn Academy of Music home October 29 through November 2. The same week the Brooklyn Nets are scheduled to play their first NBA home game at the nearby Barclays Center.

[Photo of Kimmel with Ryan Seacrest at September 4 Ellen DeGeneres Walk of Fame induction ceremony: Jaguar PS/Shutterstock.com]