Kimmel began his television career as the comedic counterpart to Ben Stein on the game show Win Ben Stein's Money, which began airing on Comedy Central in 1997.His quick wit and "everyman" personality were counterpoints to Stein's monotonous vocal style and faux-patrician demeanor.It all started during the third season of ABC’s when the host made a tradition of closing out episodes with, “Apologies to Matt Damon, but we ran out of time,” even though the actor was never scheduled to come on the show.The joke continued in September 2006 when Damon finally appeared as a guest.(See the clip.) After a segment which explained the gag – and a lengthy introduction by Kimmel – Damon sat down, only to have the host cut him off and end the show.As planned, the actor unleashed a flurry of curse words on Kimmel and proceeded to storm off the set.Kimmel also produced and co-wrote the feature film Windy City Heat, Festival Prize winner of the Comedia Award for Best Film at the 2004 Montreal Comedy Festival.
, a late-night talk show that premiered on ABC in 2003.“He just said, ‘I’ll do it.'” Damon shot the video with Silverman at the end of October in Miami. Jimmy Kimmel and Sarah Silverman have ended their relationship after five years of dating. PEOPLE’s Sexiest Man Alive became an instant You Tube sensation on Friday following his duet with comedian Sarah Silverman, as she revealed to her boyfriend, late-night host Jimmy Kimmel: “I’m f—ing Matt Damon.” The line was an instant classic.But for many Kimmel fans, the video was just the latest salvo in the long-running “feud” between Damon and Kimmel.