ASU alum Jimmy Kimmel has Daytime Emmy

As high school students begin the college search process and complete SAT test prep courses, they may want to consider which schools their idols or heroes attended. Those who wish to launch careers in comedy or on television may want to research Arizona State University (ASU), the alma mater of Jimmy Kimmel.

After he attended ASU, the television talk show host started doing comedy on the radio in the Kevin and Bean morning show on Los Angeles radio station KROQ, the school reports. He began his TV career as the co-host of the game show Win Ben Stein's Money on Comedy Central in 1997, for which he won a Daytime Emmy in Outstanding Game Show Hosting.

He then served as the co-host and co-creator of The Man Show from 1999 to 2003, which was also on Comedy Central. Kimmel's success with The Man Show allowed him to produce another TV program named Crank Yankers for the cable network.

In January 2003, Kimmel landed his own five-night-a-week talk show on a broadcast network: Jimmy Kimmel Live on ABC.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of professionals in the entertainment industry is expected to increase by 11 percent over the next several years. 

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