"There [are] all these live shows I'm doing with The Soup now, and I'm reading [a] teleprompter the whole time, and people wanted to promote [the show] by saying, 'Anything could go wrong!' That's what the E! executives wanted, and I was like, 'No, no, no! Just tell them I'm dyslexic. That should raise the stakes enough.' … It might not look like I'm concentrating and I'm just screwing around, but I really do have to concentrate while I'm reading. And half of the time I'm getting it wrong, but you can't tell because I'm just making up different words for it. It's smoke and mirrors."
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After a decade behind the desk, Craig Ferguson is set to depart CBS's 12:35 am program, The Late Late Show, in December. After a picture appeared on Twitter of Joel McHale having drinks with CBS boss Les Moonves, blogs like Complex and Uproxx have begun to speculate that McHale is the first choice for the job, and they're probably right.
Here are some reasons Joel McHale is near the top of CBS's list:
- He's one of the most experienced TV hosts going, having anchored E!'s The Soup since 2004.
- His schedule is now free with Community having been canceled by NBC last week, and that [...]
While Stephen Colbert's appointment as David Letterman's successor went down in record time, THR reports that the hiring process to replace Craig Ferguson on The Late Late Show won't be nearly as easy or fast of a process. There are a bunch of names reportedly being considered by CBS for the gig right now: former Late Late Show contenders Aisha Tyler and Michael Ian Black (who both guest hosted the show before Ferguson got the job), Joel McHale, Daily Show regulars Jason Jones and John Hodgman, and wildcard pick Amy Schumer, who recently made a memorable appearance on Late Show with David Letterman. CBS Entertainment chairman Nina [...]
The Soup host and Community star Joel McHale has been named the host of this year's White House Correspondents' Association Dinner, the association announced today. The annual event, which a comedian hosts in front of an audience that includes the President of the United States and a bunch of Washington, D.C. journalists, will take place on May 3rd this year and as always, will be televised on C-SPAN. The last three of these dinners were hosted by Conan O'Brien, Jimmy Kimmel, and Seth Meyers, respectively, and this is the first time hosting the event for McHale.
Joel McHale is set to star in The Tribe, an upcoming film "about a Native American high-school girls softball team and the new coach who arrives to helm them," according to the Los Angeles Times. The film be written and directed by Bob Nelson, who wrote the upcoming Alexander Payne film Nebraska starring Will Forte. Both McHale and Nelson worked on the Seattle comedy show Almost Live! before making it big, best known as the show that launched Bill Nye the Science Guy.
McHale is making a serious push into films. The Community star will be season in the Adam Sandler/Drew Barrymore comedy The Familymoon, which is [...]