Joel McHale brings his 'friends' to Just For Laughs
By Curt Wanger
Joel McHale’s Friday show at the TBS Just For Laughs comedy festival is titled “Joel McHale & Friends and Acquaintances,” but I’m not sure how accurate that is.
“Some aren’t even acquaintances,” the “Community” star said Friday, laughing as he tried to name the comics he’ll present. “Some of them I haven’t even met.”
McHale will emcee the night’s festivities, introducing K.P. Anderson, the head writer of McHale’s E! show, “The Soup,” as well as comics Brooks McBeth, Shane Mauss, Deon Cole, Tim Minchin, Brooks McBeth (sic) and Sugar Sammy.
McHale and I talked about his “Community” character, Jeff Winger, throwing the first pitch at Saturday’s Cubs game and potty training his 3-year-old. (“Joel McHale & Friends and Acquaintances” is at 7:30 p.m. Friday; The Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St.; $32.50-$62.50 at Ticketmaster)
"The craziest thing I've ever done for a joke? I think I did it yesterday night. Uh, I was in a scene ... I don't know if I'm supposed to say it. But I was, uh, naked. In bed. And standing was a totally buffed out female bodybuilder, naked, wearing a purple dildo."
Joel McHale is well known to viewers for picking apart the craziest bits on today’s television. As the host of E!’s The Soup since 2004, the 39-year-old has done his share of busting on Kim Kardashian, Snooki and virtually every member of the Real Housewives franchise. McHale, who grew up in the Seattle area, also has another gig: playing a disbarred lawyer yukking it up with college kids on NBC’s Community.
We spoke to the married father of two young sons who will be doing stand-up at the Hard Rock Live on Saturday night:
It might make me look like an asshole, but I’ll ask anyway:
If you’re going to re-post a picture/interview I’ve posted, instead of reblogging, that’s fine by me, but if I’m quoting a source (say, the photographer’s website, or a link to the original article), it would make me (and your followers) VERY happy if you posted that too. You don’t have to link back here (after all, I am neither a photographer nor a journalist, just a fan), but I believe in giving credit where credit is due (ie, if photographer Kyle Christy took a picture, it’d be great if you linked back to his site).
Eye On Emmy: Joel McHale Reveals Why Community Is His 'Boyhood Fantasy Come True'
By Meg Masters
Joel McHale seems to beeverywhere these days. Over the past year, he’s established himself as a respected comedian (touring the country with his standup gig); expanded his burgeoning movie career (he has three films slated for release in 2011 and spent May in Boston shooting the dark comedy Ted opposite Mark Wahlberg); and continued his run on two TV gigs, hosting E!’s weekly satirical clip-show The Soup, and starring on NBC’s buzzy sitcom Community as Jeff Winger, the acerbically charming womanizer with a proverbial heart of gold.
It is the latter that might finally garner some industry recognition for McHale in the form of a 2011 Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series…