None - (Tulsa, OK) - Jason Kingham was already one of Jimmy Kimmel's followers on Twitter, when a recent tweet from the TV funnyman caught his eye.
"They had sent out a tweet asking if anyone lived in one of the states being affected by the heat," Kingham said.
Clearly Oklahoma qualifies for that group, so he responded.
"I had time to waste so I sent a little e-mail," he said.
Lo and behold, producers for the Kimmel show contacted him and told him he might have a chance to be on the show via the video conferencing website Skype.
"Something called a 'Skype Scavenger Hunt'," Kingham said.
Kingham made it through multiple layers of producer screenings and ultimately discovered he had been chosen to appear on the show.
He appeared on Tuesday night's broadcast in the "Skype Scavenger Hunt" segment, competing against a woman from New York City to see who could be the first to find something that makes you sweat and something you stole, before finally culminating in a contest to see who could be the first to get completely soaking wet.
He lost the first two rounds, but the soaking wet competition was deemed by Kimmel to be a tie.
Kingham got $500 for his trouble and as he put it, "just a fun story to tell".
As a past theater major, he said he wasn't really nervous, but he said he had no idea what to expect.
For the most part, Kimmel spared Kingham and the other contestant from his well-known caustic wit.
"The producer hopped on and talked to both of us and said, hey, just a reminder, Jimmy's the professional, Jimmy's the funny guy, don't crack any jokes," Kingham said.