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.