Comedian Jimmy Kimmel has stated that actors Matt Damon and Ben Affleck offered to pay the salaries of Jimmy Kimmel Live staff writers amid the continuing WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes. Damon was prepared to bury the hatchet over his long-standing faux feud with Kimmel to help the comic, reported IndiaWire.
In the latest episode of his Strike Force Five podcast with Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon, Seth Meyers, and John Oliver, Kimmel stated,“Ben Affleck and the despicable Matt Damon contacted me and offered to pay our staff for two weeks. Every week every, they needed to pay out from their very own pockets to our staff.”
Calling them “good folks for providing”, Kimmel stated he turned down their provide saying “it wasn’t their duty to accomplish that.” Launched not too long ago, the proceeds of the Spotify present Strike Force Five goes to the staff of the late night time exhibits The Late Showwith Stephen Colbert, The Tonight ShowStarring Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Late Night with Seth Meyers, and Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.
In the Strike Force Five present, the comedians provide their perspective on the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes; the collection is ready to run for at the very least 12 episodes with every host taking turns to reasonable the panel.