Jimmy Kimmel Proclamation

Jimmy Kimmel Proclamation of the Keys to the Las Vegas Strip
Prepared for Tick Segerblom
Friday, Nov. 11 at 6 p.m.

HEREAS, it is the privilege of the Board of County Commissioners to honor and recognize Emmy Award-winning late-night talk show host and comedian Jimmy Kimmel; and

WHEREAS, with a remarkable career spanning both radio and television for more than three decades, Jimmy Kimmel has become one of the most well-known late-night talk show hosts of all time; and

WHEREAS, after moving to Las Vegas with his family at the age of nine, Jimmy spent his formative years in our great city. He even began his first radio show on UNLV’s college station, KUNV. Since launching “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” in 2003, Jimmy has hosted the world’s most famous actors, musicians, athletes and other notable guest stars and the show has received multiple Emmy Awards; and

WHEREAS, in addition to being one of the most well-known comedians of all time, Jimmy started an ALS charity initiative after a beloved, longtime staffer at “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” was diagnosed with the neurodegenerative disease. The initiative was created to raise money for ALS research to find a cure as well as help patients diagnosed with this devastating disease. Additionally, Jimmy has also supported dozens of other charitable organizations, including Boys & Girls Clubs of America, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and more; and

WHEREAS, with the official reopening of Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club earlier this month on the Las Vegas Strip, the must-visit venue will welcome visitors from around the globe to The LINQ Promenade for unforgettable performances by some of the best comedians in the business; and

NOW, THEREFORE, WE, the Board of Commissioners of Clark County, Nevada, present Jimmy Kimmel with a key to the Las Vegas Strip, and do hereby recognize and proclaim Friday, Nov. 11 as


on the Las Vegas Strip and throughout Clark County in recognition of his successful career, philanthropic contributions, his birthday on Sunday, Nov. 13 and the official reopening of Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club.

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