....that's not the reason for his perpetually sleepy look, which tends to mask his fire-at-will wit. He sometimes stops midconversation to take a pill to counter the effects of narcolepsy. So far it has had little impact on his career, though he says he has on occasion nodded off in his car, as well as in afternoon writers' meetings -- ''not the best way to make people feel good about their material,'' he grants. And he acknowledges that ''Jimmy Kimmel, the narcoleptic late-night host'' has a certain weird, circus-sideshow ring to it.
Late Night Comedian
Jimmy Kimmel says he was told he has Narcolepsy and took Provigil for 12 years. Click below to hear more.
In the Land Of the Insomniac, The Narcoleptic Wants to Be King
By Bill Carter
Published: November 03, 2002