The Perfect Enemy | Kimmel Talks About His Recovery From Covid-19 And How Mike Birbiglia Made A Fan Out Of Kimmel’s Mom - Deadline
May 27, 2022

Kimmel Talks About His Recovery From Covid-19 And How Mike Birbiglia Made A Fan Out Of Kimmel’s Mom – Deadline

Kimmel Talks About His Recovery From Covid-19 And How Mike Birbiglia Made A Fan Out Of Kimmel’s Mom  Deadline

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Kimmel was out for the entirety of last week due to testing positive for Covid-19. He claims he had it easy. He jokes about how he got better so quickly.   

“Let me tell you- I drank so much bleach, my teeth are whiter than a fundraiser at Mar-A-LAgo look at that.”

The host has avoided having covid since 2020 which gave him a reason to be proud. 

“I was obnoxiously pleased with myself that I hadn’t gotten it yet and every time I’d meet somebody who’s had it- I’d be like, “Oh, yeah. No, I haven’t had it.” He continues,  “I guess it means I’m smarter and stronger than you. I don’t know.”

His quick recovery made him think that maybe there is some truth to the conspiracies floating around about Covid-19. “I guess I’m here to tell you – Covid is a hoax and they were right afterall.”

Mike Birbiglia stepped in for Kimmel while he was out and did such a good job that even his mom seemed to prefer Birbiglia over him. “In fact my mom, yesterday, was going on and on about what a great job Mike did,” he said. “To the point where it almost became insulted.” And it’s true, the host really did feel a way about his mom’s compliments for Birbiglia. “I was like “Yeah- OK, Mike’s not your son, okay! Mike didn’t spend 200 dollars on those flowers that are sitting on the table.”

Watch the full opening monologue above.