Posts tagged as The Soup

Joel McHale Extends His Contract with E! Through 2016

Fans of Joel McHale as host of E! show The Soup don't have to worry about him leaving anytime soon — at least not for the next two years. Deadline reports that McHale's contract with the network has been renewed through 2016. As part of the deal, McHale will continue to host The Soup and pitch unscripted series to the network via his own company Free Period Productions. McHale said in a statement: "Although I narrowly beat Mitt Romney out for the job in a number of states, I’m confident that I can keep up the same quality of humorous observation of shows like Naked Dating and Bad [...]

Joel McHale Explains What It's Like to Be a Dyslexic TV Show Host

"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."

Joel McHale talks [...]

Joel McHale to Host the 2014 White House Correspondents Dinner

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.

Community Is Coming Back And There Will Be Dean Outfits

Whether or not you're happy with Community's victory in the Best Sitcom Episode Tournament, get on board the March 15 train (not the monorail. Sorry guys) because it is going to be one crazy ride. The trailer below premiered last night on The Soup, and above is a clip from next week's episode. Judging by the trailer, it looks like there may be some new Best Sitcom Episode candidates in store this season. Also, Britta looks a LOT like Michael Jackson. Just had to say it.

Joel McHale on Stand-Up, Steve Martin And Carrot Top as a Beacon to The Children

Joel McHale is much more than just a condescending smirk, though to be fair that smirk is what's keeping his family in chicken dinners and new school pants. In addition to discussing Community and The Soup with Collider, McHale reveals how he got started on his three-year-old stand-up career: "The money was terrific. No. My booking agent said, 'If you put a set together of Soup jokes and you start building an act, you will have an instant audience because people follow the show and you’ll make a lot of money.' And I was like, 'Really?!' So, I started doing that."

While he's currently promoting his upcoming [...]

What's on TV This Week: The Emmys and the Finale of 'Chelsea Lately'

Tonight, Seth Meyers hosts the Primetime Emmy Awards from LA. Emmys will be given to Outstanding Comedy Series, the Best Actor and Actress in a Comedy Series along with Outstanding Writing and Directing for a comedy series, amongst many others. Also this week Chelsea Handler’s show Chelsea Lately comes to a close in a one-hour live finale. Handler will begin a new talk show on Netflix set to premiere in 2016. Tosh.0 is back with new episodes as well as Colbert Report, The Daily Show, and @midnight. In late night, Mike Myers will be on The Late Show with David Letterman.

Check out this week’s full comedy listings below:

Key Piece of Technology Makes Clip-Finding Easy for 'Daily Show,' 'Colbert,' 'The Soup,' and More

The Wrap has a piece out today on SnapStream, the television recording service that makes searching through thousands of clips for The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, Last Week Tonight, and The Soup possible. Using closed captioning, SnapStream allows users to record hours of television and search for news stories through key words and phrases. From The Wrap:

Here's how it works: A TV show, network, or campaign buys SnapStream servers and connects them to a TV feed. Clients can record whatever they want, strip out the closed captions and program guide information, and organize their finds into a library.

The Daily Show and Colbert have only been [...]

Joel McHale to Host Spin-Off Series 'The Soup Investigates'

E! announced today that they're spinning off The Soup. The network is developing a new series, entitled The Soup Investigates, which will also be hosted by Joel McHale. The spinoff will feature McHale and a team of investigative reporters diving deep to answer pop culture-related questions. It sounds kind of like a version of The Soup with Daily Show-esque field segments, which could turn out funny and be an opportunity to develop several comedians into a core group of faux-reporters like The Daily Show has done. If Community manages to get picked up for next season by NBC and E! orders The Soup Investigates to series, Joel McHale could have [...]

Community Cast Continues Tirelessly Being Awesome on The Soup

The Community cast visited Joel McHale during The Soup (skip to about 0:45 for them to show up if you don't care about the fate of Mr. Cotton the dog, and if so, what are you, some kind of monster?). They've left Chevy at home, but poking fun at Karate Dog seems to be the new cast pastime – it makes an appearance in this fun video too. It's soon revealed that Chevy, Adam Scott, Nick Kroll and the rest of the cast are all just figments of Joel's imagination. "If Community were real, don't you think you would have seen a commercial for it on NBC?" [...]

Here's Joel McHale's 'Comedians in Cars Getting Cocaine'

From The Soup last week, here's a parody of Jerry Seinfeld's Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee called "Comedians in Cars Getting Cocaine," with Tony Hale serving as Joel McHale's guest as they talk about their careers and steal some coke.

Watch Joel McHale and Jim Rash's 'True Detective' Parody

From last night's episode of The Soup, here's a sharp-looking True Detective parody starring Community duo Joel McHale and Jim Rash as an incomprehensible Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, respectively, spewing out a solid two minutes of Louisiana gibberish.

Talking with Jonah Ray About His New Stand-Up Album, the Nerdist Podcast and His Aversion to Niche Comedy

As co-host of the Nerdist podcast, one of the best and most popular comedy podcasts going, Jonah Ray wields a lot of power in the comedy community, but the show, which he hosts with Chris Hardwick and Matt Mira, is just one of the many projects he currently has his hands in. Ray is also a writer for The Soup, as well as an accomplished standup who hosts the awesome weekly show The Meltdown along with buddy Kumail Nanjiani in the back room of the L.A. comic book store Meltdown Comics.

Jonah Ray’s new album, Hello Mr. Magic Plane Person, Hello, drops today on A Special Thing [...]

Checking In…with the Hosts of Talk Soup

Starting today, you can see Joel McHale earning a paycheck in the literally diaper-smelling Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World. Just kidding, Joel — I love you dearly, because you play Jeff Winger on Community, make fun of celebrities who deserve ridicule, and were in an episode of Pushing Daisies, and anyone who appeared on Pushing Daisies is good in my book. You are also the host of the always-excellent The Soup, which seems like it’s been on E! since the beginning of time. But lo and behold, there exists a pre-Soup era, one now referred to as the Talk Soup age. And over its [...]