A Kevin and Bean Glossary

Kimmel, Jimmy

Posted in Former staff, Jimmy Kimmel by Aaron Burr on March 9, 2007

Current late night talk show host who his start as the Kevin and Bean sports reporter. Annually, he returns to the show to reprise his role as “Santa” Karl, an inappropriately crass Santa Claus character who takes calls from children in the voice of basketball player Karl Malone.

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Santa Karl

Posted in Characters, Jimmy Kimmel, Santa Karl by Aaron Burr on March 9, 2007

Reprised each Christmas season by former cast member Jimmy Kimmel, “Santa” Karl has become somewhat of an inside joke for longtime listeners. In this bit, Kimmel takes calls from children, posing as Santa Claus as he might be voiced by basketball player Karl Malone. As the children give him their gift wish lists, “Santa” Karl provides improvised, usually inappropriate responses laced with sexual innuendo and other adult references. This bit originated with Kimmel performing in a traditional Santa Claus voice, but changed during the year he began making fun of Karl Malone’s radio program, vowing to perform his entire on-air appearances as an impersonation of Malone.

Tad, Big

Posted in Adam Carolla, Big Tad, Former staff, Jimmy Kimmel by Aaron Burr on March 9, 2007

A former staff member, known for being overweight and incompetent, he was fired and rehired by Kevin and Bean several times. He would also drive the KROQ van and give out prizes at various public locations. He was later given a job by Jimmy Kimmel and was seen on Jimmy Kimmel Live several times. Tad later worked on Carolla’s radio show.