It might not have developed into a true bromance, but Jimmy Kimmel and former President George W. Bush had a ball on “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” especially when the pair decided to sketch each other.
Bush was the late night TV host’s recent guest, and he was there to push his new book “Portrait of Courage.” The book is packed with portraits and stories of US veterans, and all proceeds from the book go to benefit veterans.
The former president appeared to have a wonderful sense of humor and agreed to sketch Jimmy Kimmel, and Jimmy Kimmel would sketch Bush. Both gentlemen did a great job, and you can see their artwork here on YouTube.
The visit was an engaging one and touched upon a variety of topics, including comics making fun of presidents. It’s no secret that President Donald Trump is bothered by Alec Baldwin’s hilarious impersonation of him on SNL. In fact, Trump cannot stand Baldwin and told him the impersonation is lousy.
Bush found the impersonations of himself while in office hilarious and told Kimmel he wasn’t bothered by any of the lampooning.
“Not at all,” Bush quipped, saying that “the best humor is when you make fun of yourself.”
“Tell that to the president. He doesn’t think so,” Kimmel said, of overly-sensitive Trump.
Bush even had a favorite comedian who mimicked him during the 2006 White House Correspondents Dinner, playing his alter ego. Bush said he thought the guy who played him best was Steve Bridges. “He’s dead,” Bush said.
Kimmel joked, hoping that the former president didn’t have anything to do with Bridges’ passing.
The former president told Kimmel that he was never an artist while growing up and had no interest in the pursuit, until after he left office.