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Posted Friday 5/11/18 at 1:50PM EDT
Netflix orders six more episodes of The Joel McHale Show With Joel McHale for this summer
The six new episodes are scheduled to premiere on July 15, following the initial 13-episode spring season.
Posted Wednesday 5/09/18 at 5:28PM EDT
Joel McHale recently learned he was dyslexic after his son's diagnosis
The Netflix host said on Dax Shepard's podcast that he made the discovery after one of his sons was diagnosed with dyslexia. As the doctor described all the symptoms, McHale recalls saying, "That's what I have." As a child, McHale recalls, "they literally diagnosed me (as a) slow-starter."
Posted Wednesday 4/18/18 at 11:16PM EDT
Joel McHale meets his Today show "nemesis" Donnadorable
McHale brought his Netflix show "feud" to the 10 a.m. Today hour, meeting the morning show's personality who is also known as Donna Farizan. Donnadorable has become the source of numerous jokes on The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale. ALSO: Kathie Lee Gifford gets up for Today at 2 a.m. everyday without an alarm clock.
Posted Wednesday 4/18/18 at 1:19PM EDT
Joel McHale took a six-hour Uber to make his Tonight Show appearance
The comedian's flight from Rochester to New York City was canceled due to bad weather. So he called an Uber. “I rode in the front seat and we talked," McHale told Jimmy Fallon of his driver. "Oh, we’re friends.”
Posted Friday 3/23/18 at 9:54PM EDT
Joel McHale suggests that Donald Glover is too big for a potential Community movie
"Getting Donald would be very hard at this point unless we had $10 million lying around for him to appear," says McHale. "Donald, $10 million good for one day? We kind of need him."
Posted Friday 3/09/18 at 11:05PM EST
Joel McHale explains why E! ended The Soup and how Paul Feig championed a new version for Netflix
The departure of Chelsea Handler and Joan Rivers' death made E! a lonely place for comedy, especially since it didn't want to pay comedy writers for reruns. McHale says E! "stopped repeating the show because it was costing money. We went from like 18 reruns to zero." It was Paul Feig who championed the idea of reviving The Soup at Netflix under a slightly different format and a new name. ALSO: Behind the scenes of a Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale taping.
Posted Monday 2/19/18 at 11:12PM EST
Joel McHale says E! told him: "Don’t make fun of the Kardashians" on The Soup
The first E! boss McHale worked for was fine with Kardashian-bashing. However, McHale says, "the next administration, the president said to my face, 'Don’t make fun of the Kardashians. We don’t want you to make fun of the Kardashians anymore.' So I was like, oh this show is doomed because that’s why the show worked, because we would make fun of ourselves. It’s like when Letterman made fun of GE in the ‘80s. You have to bite the hand that feeds you. The network really did not like when the Kardashians first came out and then we just said Kim Kardashian was only famous for having a big a– and a sex tape." E! declined to comment, but McHale says he's free to mock Netflix shows now that he on Netflix. ALSO: Netflix's The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale is basically a profanity-friendly version of The Soup.
Posted Saturday 2/17/18 at 1:46AM EST
Joel McHale's new Netflix talk show will avoid Trump and politics
The Joel McHale Show With Joel McHale will focus on what McHale knows best: pop-culture. "On The Soup, we were never a political show," he says. "We were always about covering the coverage. So, if there was something going on in the news, and everyone was talking about it, we would always say, 'This was how this was presented' and we make a joke about it. But me, I'm not smart enough to give a searing political indictment." ALSO: Watch McHale reunite with Community's Jim Rash and Alison Brie.
Posted Friday 2/16/18 at 2:13PM EST
Santa Clarita Diet taps guest-stars Joel McHale, Maggie Lawson and Gerald McRaney for Season 2
McHale and Lawson will play a couple described as “a more successful, more aggressive” version of Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant's characters. McRaneywill play a military man who's intimidated by Olyphant's character.
Posted Tuesday 2/13/18 at 7:30PM EST
Kevin Hart's new YouTube series sends celebrities like Conan O'Brien and Chance the Rapper outside their comfort zones
The comedian's Laugh Out Loud Network has announced What the Fit, which will have celebrities try out unusual fitness routines. Conan will try sumo wrestling, while Leslie Jones will take a spin at the rodeo. Other celebrity participants include DJ Khaled, Joel McHale, Tiffany Haddish, Khloé Kardashian and Niecy Nash. What the Fit premieres March 8.
Posted Thursday 2/08/18 at 1:41PM EST
The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale kicks off with Kevin Hart and two of his Community castmates
Watch the official trailer for McHale’s new Netflix talk show. McHale's guests on the Feb. 18 premiere include Hart, Alison Brie, Jim Rash, Mike Colter, Paul Reiser and Jodie Sweetin.
Posted Monday 1/22/18 at 1:40PM EST
Joel McHale defends Aziz Ansari: “If someone had a bad date, then it was a bad date”
“The problem is that people will read just the name and then just the accusation, and they don’t find out anything more than that. But it sounds like it was consensual,” McHale tells TMZ. “The Me Too movement is tremendous and it is awesome and needs to continue forever. But if someone had a bad date, then it was a bad date.”
Posted Friday 1/19/18 at 1:29PM EST
Joel McHale is returning to his Soup roots with Netflix’s The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale
Two years after saying goodbye to E!’s The Soup, McHale will be back with another weekly absurdist look at pop-culture and the news that Netflix is describing as a “fast and funny distillation of everything people are talking about that week.” McHale will be joined by his long-time Soup head writer, KP Anderson. Director Paul Feig will also serve as an executive producer. Each episode will tape Thursdays and go up on Netflix on Sundays. Netflix has given The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale a 13-episode order, with the premiere set for Feb. 18.
Posted Tuesday 1/09/18 at 8:32AM EST
Gillian Anderson gets a Hollywood Walk of Fame star
The X-Files star was joined by Joel McHale and producer Bryan Fuller — but not co-star David Duchovny — at Monday’s ceremony.
Posted Thursday 12/14/17 at 10:03PM EST
NBC will attempt a third American remake of The IT Crowd, with original series creator Graham Linehan
The previous attempts at recreating the classic British sitcom included a 2007 version starring Joel McHale and Jessica St. Clair and another version from Scrubs creator Bill Lawrence.