October 16, 2015 12:15 PM

When it came to having a baby with wife Molly McNearney last year, Jimmy Kimmel admits he had the jitters.

“I was nervous about it,” the Jimmy Kimmel Live host, 47, tells PEOPLE in this week’s issue.

But Kimmel, who’s also dad to older kids Kevin and Katie, from his previous marriage, soon found out there was nothing to worry about.

“It’s really great,” he says of parenting 15-month-old daughter Jane. “It does add a little bit of joy to each day. Maybe more than a little bit.”

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While Kimmel keeps busy with work — Jimmy Kimmel Live is heading back to Brooklyn for a week of shows starting on Monday at 11:35 p.m. ET on ABC — his daughter Jane is keeping busy in other ways.

“She’s now wearing hats a lot,” says Kimmel. “It’s funny. She’ll put on a hat and just wear it for nine hours in a row. She’s accessorizing!”

For more with Jimmy Kimmel, pick up this week’s issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands now.

— Janine Rayford Rubenstein

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