LOS ANGELES, Feb 23: Jimmy Kimmel, who for the last 14 years has spent 70 hours a week toiling away on his ABC late-night talk show, has said he is considering retirement.
For his show, Kimmel, 49, rewrites his own monologues and extensively researches on his guests.
He said when his contract expires in the fall of 2019, he has thought about retiring from the show that turned him into a household name, reported Variety.
“I know I will do the show for another three years. It’s possible that will be it. My wife’s pregnant. At a certain point, I’d like to have a little more free time. I have very little free time as it is,” Kimmel said.
“I think this job is a grind, and best-cast scenario, a marathon. I want to go out on my own terms. If I ever feel like we’re repeating ourselves, I think it’s a good indication that it’s time.”
He added, “I will miss it when I go. Television is changing quickly. I get a lot of offers to do a lot of different things.” (PTI)