Spicey is coming to late-night TV, for one night only. “Jimmy Kimmel Live” announced Thursday that former White House press secretary Sean Spicer will appear as a guest on Wednesday’s program.
In a brief statement, the show’s publicist said, “On Wednesday, September 13, former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer will be interviewed by Jimmy Kimmel on the host’s ABC late night talk show. This will be Spicer’s first interview since leaving his post at the White House.”
Spicer, of course, became a national sensation during his short run at the lectern, thus earning the culture’s highest accolade — a parody (by Melissa McCarthy) on “Saturday Night Live.” He left in late July in the wake of Anthony Scaramucci’s appointment as White House communications chief, a role “The Mooch” held only for a little over a week.
There was immediate speculation Spicer would land at either CNN or Fox News as a commentator. He recently signed with Worldwide Speakers Group, according to Politico, which was told by the company in a statement, “With his well-known candor and extensive experience, Sean is uniquely qualified to help audiences understand how the political environment will impact them now and in the future.”
Spicer’s first speaking engagement is this Monday, per Politico, “before the annual conference of the investment bank Rodman & Renshaw.”