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Watch Billy Eichner's First Monologue as Kimmel's Replacement Host

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The gay comedian brought some levity to our "disease-ridden, fascist state."

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With Jimmy Kimmel on a two-month break from his talk show, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, guest hosts are taking over, and comedian Billy Eichner filled in Wednesday (and will host for the remainder of the week), bringing a distinct gay sensibility to the late-night monologue.

In his taped-at-home comedy bit, Eichner welcomed TV viewers to another night of entertainment in a "disease-ravaged, fascist state" and "declared he was going to put a "comedic spin on some devastating news."

No, Eichner is not John Krasinski after a terrible accident, he reassured viewers, before launching into several Hamilton and COVID-19 jokes. Eichner transitioned to a bit where he made fun of Cameo -- an app where celebrities send private messages to fans -- as well as those who refuse to wear face masks, along with white people who weaponize their privilege. Watch below.

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Neal Broverman is the Editorial Director, Print of Pride Media, publishers of The Advocate, Out, Out Traveler, and Plus, spending more than 20 years in journalism. He indulges his interest in transportation and urban planning with regular contributions to Los Angeles magazine, and his work has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times and USA Today. He lives in the City of Angels with his husband, children, and their chiweenie.
Neal Broverman is the Editorial Director, Print of Pride Media, publishers of The Advocate, Out, Out Traveler, and Plus, spending more than 20 years in journalism. He indulges his interest in transportation and urban planning with regular contributions to Los Angeles magazine, and his work has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times and USA Today. He lives in the City of Angels with his husband, children, and their chiweenie.