Over the course of his life, Jimmy Kimmel painted a picture of himself as an average Joe. But, by way of political turmoil on Affordable Care Act and gun control, he had been drawn to the fire that is American politics. He looked and sounded like a relatable blue-collar man in the street that you wouldn’t mind having a beer with. But more than that, he had an unrivaled empathy and compassion that allowed him to keep his finger on the pulse of the masses. This did not only fuel his comedic shticks and gags but also guided him on when comedy should be temporarily set aside for bigger more serious things. He was and still is up to this day, an everyman whose voice would break if he is forced to address mass shootings in his monologues. He is an average Joe who would not keep his tears in check if he is forced to speak about his own experiences as a father with a sick son. More importantly, he is a man who can imagine what it feels like to not have health insurance because he has been in those shoes before. Most importantly, he knows and feels what it’s like to be a normal human being chasing the American Dream.