Jimmy Kimmel Puts Federal Employees to Work During Government Shutdown – Air Traffic Controller

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  • Published: 11 January 2019
  • Today is Day 20 of the government shutdown. Nearly 800,000 federal employees are working without pay. So we are putting a federal employee to work every night until the shutdown ends. Tonight, Jimmy hires air traffic controller Nathan Steinhubel to help out in our greenroom.

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    Jimmy Kimmel Puts Federal Employees to Work During Government Shutdown – Air Traffic Controller
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Comments • 211

  • Karen Clarke
    Karen Clarke  5 months back

    Gosh, it's a good thing they are still working since Melania wants to fly to Florida.

    • Whiskey and Cigarettes
      Whiskey and Cigarettes  5 months back

      Air traffic controllers work maybe 3 days a week, and get paid a lot of $, for their high stress job. They make 3 figures. He isn’t hurting.

      • Nate S
        Nate S  5 months back

        Respectfully, everyone is dumber for having read your comment! I assure you there is no air traffic controller that works 3 days/week, most of us are working 6 days/week because staffing is so bad. You’re correct we do make good money as we should because keeping airplanes safe is an important job. 3 figures?!!! I hope you realize that “3 figures” means less than a thousand dollars/year(you’re trying to say six figures as in $100,000)! I suggest you do your due diligence/research on topics before you post incorrect information.

    • Chris Baker
      Chris Baker  5 months back

      I don't get why air traffic controllers and tsa agents are part government employees instead of airport employees.

      • Snoopy
        Snoopy  5 months back

        I don't understand why it's a joke when people are struggling

        • Joseph Valinski
          Joseph Valinski  5 months back

          Pretty fitting that the controller is a bartender.

          • Katie Bistiglione
            Katie Bistiglione  5 months back

            Democrats PAID PROTESTERS

            • Tu Rorro
              Tu Rorro  5 months back

              At first I thought it was Rick from "THE WALKING DEAD" 😂

              • Tasyaus Norseman
                Tasyaus Norseman  5 months back

                If the government is shut down, do we still have to pay federal student loans monthly? 🤣

                • Benjamin Donaldson
                  Benjamin Donaldson  5 months back

                  Virtue signaling alive and well

                  • David Porter
                    David Porter  5 months back

                    Awesome

                    • Rockets Raccoons
                      Rockets Raccoons  5 months back

                      Stop the Government shutdown immediately!!!!!!!!

                      • Sorra Jade
                        Sorra Jade  5 months back

                        Thank you for doing this and calling light to the people who are truly suffering from this shut down.

                        • Charlotte Cannon
                          Charlotte Cannon  5 months back

                          Im against the shut down. My question is. It is illegal to not pay employees. So. Why arn't these federal employees applying for unemployment benefits?

                          • atltuber4jesus
                            atltuber4jesus  5 months back

                            Charlotte Cannon if they are working they do not qualify for benefits.

                        • Mrs Recendez
                          Mrs Recendez  5 months back

                          Thank you for being kind ..

                          • Saran Saran
                            Saran Saran  5 months back

                            Why people laugh even before he says something 🤔

                            • Freddy E.Carhuas
                              Freddy E.Carhuas  5 months back

                              God dammit I want my federal tax return so I can go drinking

                              • HansCent
                                HansCent  5 months back

                                I heard about this via another YouTube vid, great job Kimmel!

                                • Sam Obama
                                  Sam Obama  5 months back

                                  Tell your illegal sidekick to go home and overthrow his government and we will make it great again 🇺🇸

                                  • Jerome FitzRoy
                                    Jerome FitzRoy  5 months back

                                    He’s too hot for that job

                                    • cindy o
                                      cindy o  5 months back

                                      Shameful how American workers are not getting paid but the rich get all the tax cuts. Trump is a national emergency.

                                      • Sara Monte
                                        Sara Monte  5 months back

                                        I inspect meat & poultry. I'm a cook by trade....maybe I can cook for you?? :)

                                        • Susie English
                                          Susie English  5 months back

                                          Nice manners

                                          • Michael Devine
                                            Michael Devine  5 months back

                                            Times they are a changin these guys went on strike in the eighties, Because the government wouldn't negotiate, and Reagan fired them all, Also had an airport named after him ,now they go without pay because of our president

                                            • De Santa
                                              De Santa  5 months back

                                              I never know rick grimes works as a federal worker

                                              • gn lilu
                                                gn lilu  5 months back

                                                Loving Jimmy more everyday! ❤️🥰 Thank you for bringing reality about the idiot president and also humor. I hope these federal employees get pay soon! 😇

                                                • dennis bryan
                                                  dennis bryan  5 months back

                                                  A prison guard and firefighter are not federal employees

                                                  • Ted Davis
                                                    Ted Davis  5 months back

                                                    They both receive funding through the feds. So there's that

                                                  • dennis bryan
                                                    dennis bryan  5 months back

                                                    @SuperHorseman22 firefighters are City/ County and prison guards are state unless they work for a federal penitentiary
                                                    They do have some Federal firefighters too.

                                                  • SuperHorseman22
                                                    SuperHorseman22  5 months back

                                                    yes they are

                                                • Cat96
                                                  Cat96  5 months back

                                                  But...are you paying these ppl with real money?

                                                  • M DR
                                                    M DR  5 months back

                                                    That air traffic controller is hot

                                                    • Abdullah Alshli
                                                      Abdullah Alshli  5 months back

                                                      The ATC guy looks like the bad guy from home alone

                                                      • west side
                                                        west side  5 months back

                                                        3:00 hot chick rite there !! Fire under that dress 🔥🔥🔥

                                                        • Eileen D
                                                          Eileen D  5 months back

                                                          *How is this funny? Sincerely, A Federal Employee WITHOUT a Direct Deposit*

                                                          • CHOPPERGIRL's AIRWAR
                                                            CHOPPERGIRL's AIRWAR  5 months back

                                                            The US government is completely bankrupt - I declare it insolvent and defunct. Your IOU dollars aren't worth the paper they are printed on. Nothing backs them up at all. Nothing but pallets of fake gold painted bricks left in Fort Knox. The gig is up.

                                                            • Strato Sphere
                                                              Strato Sphere  5 months back

                                                              Jimmy Kimmel doesn't like Trump. We got it.

                                                              • They call me Alf
                                                                They call me Alf  5 months back

                                                                Jimmy "pandering" Kimmel

                                                                • What Sup
                                                                  What Sup  5 months back

                                                                  I wana request to buzz the tower 👍

                                                                  • James Edington
                                                                    James Edington  5 months back

                                                                    Aren't firefighters paid by their local governments?

                                                                    • Adarsh Kurup
                                                                      Adarsh Kurup  5 months back

                                                                      Half of Guillermo's job is saying "That's right Jimmy" 😄😄😄

                                                                    • fisher king
                                                                      fisher king  5 months back

                                                                      Does anybody know amy other country where this happens???

                                                                      • Sam Day
                                                                        Sam Day  5 months back

                                                                        8000 people not getting paid because of the American President! How is this “making America great”?! How is this even legal?

                                                                        • FriendlyRambler
                                                                          FriendlyRambler  5 months back

                                                                          Actually it's 800,000 people not getting paid!

                                                                      • liberals take conservatives make

                                                                        I work for the government and I could care less. Build the wall Its way more important

                                                                        • Bee Bee
                                                                          Bee Bee  5 months back

                                                                          I work for the gov't, I have no other choice but to open a Federal Whore House where we will do you and your taxes. 😂😂😂😂😂have to laugh to keep from crying.

                                                                          • deleted account
                                                                            deleted account  5 months back

                                                                            Jimmy has never had such good coke now!

                                                                            • Przemo 00117
                                                                              Przemo 00117  5 months back

                                                                              Get your Jimmy, Joanna Kulig Polishactress. Please

                                                                              • Eltern10
                                                                                Eltern10  5 months back

                                                                                Ohhhh those poor air traffic controllers....do you even know how overpaid those people are!??!

                                                                                • Mary Rose Kent
                                                                                  Mary Rose Kent  5 months back

                                                                                  Eltern10
                                                                                  You mean the people who keep the planes from crashing into each other? Unless they’re being paid more than a quarter of a million a year, I’m thrilled that they’re making what they make. I’ve been in a boat that could have capsized easily (but somehow didn’t), I was in a car accident last month, but I’ve never even been made nervous when taking off from or arriving at an airport.

                                                                              • Quentin Gartside
                                                                                Quentin Gartside  5 months back

                                                                                He’s really into our president, seems to know a lot about him and can’t stop himself from speaking about him.

                                                                                • blurry face
                                                                                  blurry face  5 months back

                                                                                  It's funny because it's been over 20 days since governemt employees have got paid and yet no one cares enough to raise their voice. You westerners really confuse me..

                                                                                  • Eileen D
                                                                                    Eileen D  5 months back

                                                                                    @Prince Mwamba I blame Democrats bc I'm in an ultra ultra liberal city which is being destroyed by the Left. You're right though, Rino "Republicans" and Trump dragging his feet first time aee to blame. Now it's Nancy Pelosi.

                                                                                  • Prince Mwamba
                                                                                    Prince Mwamba  5 months back

                                                                                    @Eileen D how do you blame Democrats the man literally said he will get the Mexicans to pay for the wall but now we gotta pay for it

                                                                                  • Mandy Mace
                                                                                    Mandy Mace  5 months back

                                                                                    Eileen D this is the fault of republicans who didn’t get wall funding when they had the chance. You all knew very well a wall was never gonna be supported by the dems. Gop should just take the loss and move on and re-vote for the funding bill that they already passed.

                                                                                  • Eileen D
                                                                                    Eileen D  5 months back

                                                                                    I'm a federal employee. We're not allowed to strike. We sign away that right when we sign our hiring affidavit. I support the Wall. I blame those sickening Democrats.

                                                                                • bhaskar verma
                                                                                  bhaskar verma  5 months back

                                                                                  In other words.. working for Jeff Bezos is more safer than working for federal government... Atleast u won't miss your paycheck

                                                                                  • subham mishra
                                                                                    subham mishra  5 months back

                                                                                    Of course jimmy 😂😂😂😂