After getting roasted like chestnuts on an open fire in the streets of social media, Jimmy Kimmel offered Emmy-winning writer Quinta Brunson an apology for his onstage stunt.
In a poorly executed comedy bit, Jimmy pretended to be passed out drunk on stage while Will Arnett announced the winner for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series.
After Quinta was announced as the winner, Jimmy Kimmel continued to lay on the stage as she gave her acceptance speech.
The “Abbott Elementary” creator was a guest on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on Wednesday night and he offered her a heartfelt apology.
Jimmy told Quinta:
That was a dumb comedy bit that we thought would be funny – I lost and I drank to much and I had to be dragged out on stage.
And then, people got upset they said I stole your moment and maybe I did and I’m very sorry if I did do that.
I’m sorry I did do that actually. And also the last thing I would ever want to do is upset you because I think so much of you and I think you know that. I hope you know that.
Quinta Brunson graciously accepted the apology and thanked Jimmy.
She added, “I honestly was in such a moment of just having a good time…like I won my first Emmy! I was up there happy! And I was wrapped up in the moment and just having a good time!”
Watch the clip below.
Quinta also interrupted Jimmy Kimmel’s opening monologue to reclaim her time! (Rep. Maxine Waters voice)
Congratulations to Quinta Brunson on her Emmy!
“Abbott Elementary” Season 2 premieres on September 21.
I can’t wait!