Best Las Vegas Ambassador

Jimmy Kimmel

Illustration By Mike Tofanelli

Illustration By Mike Tofanelli

We were fortunate when Johnny Carson came down off the Tonight Show throne to headline Las Vegas showrooms in the ’60s and ’70s, but one of our own in the late-night spotlight? That’s way more impressive from a civic-pride standpoint than having a major sports team. A Clark High School grad, Kimmel still pumps UNLV hoops on Twitter and hosted the An Evening With Dave Rice fundraiser. He’s good for the local economy, too: When he needed a bandleader way back when, he hired friend and fellow Las Vegan, Cleto Escobedo III. Twitter.com/JimmyKimmel.

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