The Battle of the Jimmys! Kimmel and Fallon Fire Up a Late-Night War for Charity

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A food fight of epic — or at least epicurean — proportions is brewing between late-night hosts Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon. But before you start hoping for an HBO miniseries about the drama, just simmer down. This is one social-media beef that comes from the heart.

It all started when Tonight Show host Fallon posted an Instagram video of himself making a pizza at home. Claiming to be inspired by Stanley Tucci‘s CNN series, Searching for Italy, the playful SNL vet giggles his way through a three-minute tutorial that results in Fallon jumping around for joy over “the best ever” personal-sized pie with the kind of undercooked crust that would get him kicked off of The Great British Baking Show.

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Never one to hold his tongue, even when planted firmly in cheek, Kimmel took to Instagram a few days later to throw some wood-burning heat at his time-slot competitor.

“I cannot in good conscience standby while @JimmyFallon makes ‘pizza,'” the puckish Jimmy Kimmel Live! frontman posted along with his own pizza-making video, which featured a professional open-fire oven, a lesson in properly tossing the dough, a dig at Domino’s, and a final product that looks way more edible.


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In addition to the good-natured shade, Kimmel also added a shout-out to No Kid Hungry, the non-profit campaign working to end childhood hunger and solve problems of hunger and poverty around the world.

“To vote for Fallon’s sad misshapen blob, make a donation of $5 to @NoKidHungry by texting FALLON to 877877,” his post reads. “To vote for my beautiful pie, make a donation of $5 to @NoKidHungry by texting KIMMEL to 877877. #LATENIGHTWARSAREBACK

So you have your orders, folks. Get to voting! No matter how you slice it, it’s the kids in need who win this war.