LOS ANGELES, California (WABC) --Jimmy Kimmel is getting ready for Hollywood's biggest night and the biggest night of his career - hosting the 89th Oscars.
"I want everybody to laugh. I don't want to be castigated afterward. I don't want to be mentioned every year for the rest of my life in the list of the worst hosts of the Oscars. This is something they put on your tombstone so I need to make sure it's good," Kimmel told Sandy Kenyon.
He's juggling the job while hosting 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' across the street from the Dolby Theater where he will take the stage on Sunday night.
Kimmel follows in the footsteps of high profiled comedians such as Chris Rock, Ellen DeGeneres, Jon Stewart, Billy Crystal and Johnny Carson in hosting the show.
Here are 5 things to know about being the Oscars host from Jimmy Kimmel:
1) Nerves before hosting the big show
2) The joke process for Oscars night
3) Mixing politics and the Oscars
4) Jimmy's parents are coming to the Oscars
5) That time he crashed an Oscars party
Don't miss the 89th Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. ET| 4 p.m. PT LIVE on ABC. Red carpet coverage begins at 5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT with "On The Red Carpet At The Oscars."
Check out Sandy Kenyon's report from Hollywood: