Jimmy Kimmel broke character and tossed an audience member out of the studio and Zach Galifianakis was loving it

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Jimmy Kimmel is usually one of the more cordial late-night hosts. He steers clear of controversy and brings on all kinds of guests with differing opinions.

But on Wednesday night, he became fed up with one audience member and had her removed during the commercial break.

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Comedian and actor Zach Galifianakis was the guest on "Jimmy Kimmel Live." When the show returned from commercial, the bearded funnyman was eager to talk about the moment that Kimmel broke character.

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HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 20: Comedian Jimmy Kimmel arrives at the 2nd Annual Rebels With A Cause Gala at Paramount Studios on March 20, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
US President Barack Obama talks with Jimmy Kimmel during a taping of Jimmy Kimmel Live in Los Angeles, California, March 12, 2015. AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
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LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 04: TV personality Jimmy Kimmel (L) and writer Molly McNearney attend the 2014 GQ Men Of The Year party at Chateau Marmont on December 4, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for GQ)
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HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 16: Honoree Jimmy Kimmel speaks onstage during Variety's 4th Annual Power of Comedy presented by Xbox One benefiting the Noreen Fraser Foundation at Avalon on November 16, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Variety)
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Galifianakis joked with Kimmel about a few topics before looking into the camera and announcing, "Now, the people at home won't understand, but Jimmy kicked a person out." He continued to Kimmel, "I've known you for a number of years, I've never seen you angry."

Kimmel explained himself: "I was doing the monologue and I saw a woman who had her feet up in the air."

Galifianakis, who specializes in self-depreciating humor, turned the joke around, saying, "I told my wife, if you're going to sit in the studio audience, no shoes on chairs!"

The ladies who took the seat of the removed audience member were especially happy, and Galifianakis laughingly hollered, "That's what I call an old-fashioned Mississippi upgrade!"

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17. Anderson Cooper: $9 million to $11 million

Cooper has been hosting his CNN show "Anderson Cooper 360" since 2003.

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16. George Stephanopoulos: $10 million

The "Good Morning America" host renewed his contract with ABC in 2014According to TV Guide, Stephanopoulos signed on for a five-year deal.

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15. Chelsea Handler: $10 million

It pays to move to Netflix. The former E! host reportedly signed a $10 million deal with Netflix consisting of several comedy specials and a talk show for the streaming service. Handler previously made between $8 million and $12 million for her E! show.

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14. Shepard Smith: $10 million

The Fox News anchor renewed his contract in 2013 in a multi-year contract, which changed his role to managing editor of Fox News' breaking news division and hosting "Shepard Smith Reporting."

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13. Robin Roberts: $10 million to $14 million

The "Good Morning America" cohost received a big pay bump in the last few years. In 2013, it was estimated she made $6 million per year. Roberts has been an anchor on "Good Morning America" since May 2005. 

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12. Conan O'Brien: $12 million

O'Brien's switch to TBS has proved more profitable than some of his late-night network competition. He has been hosting "Conan" since 2010 on the network. In May 2014, O'Brien signed a deal to stay on TBS through 2018.

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11. Pat Sajak: $12 million

In 2013, Sajak told The Huffington Post he may be nearing the end of his time hosting the game show "Wheel of Fortune." But his time at the wheel isn't over just yet. Last year, Sajak renewed his contract through the 2017-2018 season.

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10. Jimmy Kimmel: $13 million to $15 million

The king of "Celebrity Mean Tweets" renewed his contract with ABC earlier this year through 2019.

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9. Jimmy Fallon: $13 million to $15 million

Since taking over "The Tonight Show," Fallon has been dominating in the ratings against other late-night hosts.

While Fallon is making more than he was during his last "Late Night" show, his reported pay still isn't quite the $20 million David Letterman was said to be making during his run. 

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8. Adam Levine: $13 million to $15 million

Adam Levine has been on "The Voice" since season one back in 2011. Though it began as a spring TV series, it now airs another season in the fall. The show recently started its 11th season.

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7. Miley Cyrus: $13 million to $15 million

The new celebrity judge on "The Voice," Miley Cyrus is reportedly making just as much as Levine.

Cyrus' salary is reportedly less than that of Jennifer Lopez's $17.5 million when she was on "American Idol."

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6. Megyn Kelly: $15 million to $20 million

Kelly is set to make $15 million in her last year at Fox News. The cable news network reportedly offered her more than $20 million to renew her contract. Despite being courted by rival news organizations, including NBC News, it became clear that they could not match Fox News' money, according to the The New York Times.

That likely means that NBC lured over Kelly with a broad, multi-year deal that would make her a star on its broadcast network — and hence give her a wider audience — with a salary landing between $15 million and $20 million.

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5. Kelly Ripa: $16 million to $20 million

Ripa took over hosting duties on "Live!" in 2011 after the departure of Regis Philbin and is currently searching for a new cohost after Michael Strahan's recent exit to host on "Good Morning America" in April. 

The morning show was renewed through 2020 in January.

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4. Bill O'Reilly: $18 million to $20 million

As of 2015, "The O'Reilly Factor" continues to hold the No. 1 spot in cable news ratings.

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3. Matt Lauer: $20 million

In November 2016, the "Today" host renewed his contract with NBC News for two more years for a $20 million salary, according to Fortune.

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2. Ellen DeGeneres: $20 million

Now in its 14th season, DeGeneres' syndicated talk show "Ellen" was recently renewed through 2020.

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1. Judge Judy: $47 million

Judge Judy is still the highest-paid celebrity on TV. Now in its 21st season, Sheindlin's "Judge Judy" continues to be the highest first-run syndicated show during the week with an average of 10.3 million viewers. In 2015, Sheindlin extended her contract with CBS through 2020.

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