Late Night In The Morning provides a daily clip of what you missed in late night television so you can enjoy your beauty rest without missing out on the laughs. Today: Jimmy Kimmel chats with America’s newest sweetheart, Ken Bone.
Joining the ranks of Chewbacca Mom in the sense of immediate internet stardom, Ken Bone more than less stole the show at the 2nd Presidential Debate with his kind etiquette, environmentally enlightening question, and one killer red sweater.
Mr. Bone, 34, works as a coal plant operator in Illinois. He was an undecided voter chosen to ask a question at the town hall style debate Sunday night. He offered a contrast to the presidential candidates’ combative tone when he asked a straightforward question near the end of the 90-minute broadcast.
“What steps will your energy policy take to meet our energy needs while at the same time remaining environmentally friendly and minimizing job layoffs?” he asked.
That heartfelt of a question + an adorable red sweater white tie combo = boom goes the internet. Social media blew up no questions asked, and with the magic formula of greatness Ken Bone is now a star. Since Sunday he soared from 7 twitter followers, two of which were his Grandma, to 83,000. Journalists and commentators flooded Twitter with memes, depicting Mr. Bone crossing the Delaware with George Washington, as a rapper or as the basis for the perfect Halloween costume.
Your Ken Bone Halloween costume kit pic.twitter.com/pRLy43C5Zh
— Brian Ries (@moneyries) October 10, 2016
There was no question Ken Stole the show, as seen here, real recognizes real
— Rob Fox III (@RobFoxThree) October 10, 2016
It’s one thing to become an internet star, it’s another thing to ride that god damn wave without selling out or exposing to the world you’re average as fuck and don’t deserve that light. Ken Bone can handle it, Ken Bone was born for this and Ken Bone is funnier than you.
Now Bone skyped into Jimmy Kimmel Live and in my opinion, stole the show. Somebody give this guy a microphone today and a slotted television show ASAP. The Bone Zone? Too easy.
Coming in second place for today’s LNIM is Stephen Colbert’s “Homologue” where he delivered his monologue from the comfort of his own home, because Columbus Day is an important day to stay home