Joel McHale


Joel McHale is an American comedian, actor, writer, television producer, and television host. He was born on November 20, 1971, in Rome, Italy, and raised in Seattle, Washington. He attended the University of Washington, earning a Bachelor's degree in History. After college, he began performing stand-up comedy and eventually transitioned into acting.

Joel McHale began his career as a stand-up comedian, performing at various comedy clubs in Seattle, Washington. He then transitioned into acting and appeared in various television shows such as "Will & Grace," "The X-Files," and "CSI: Miami." In 2004, he was cast as Jeff Winger, the lead character in the NBC comedy series "Community," which ran for six seasons. He also hosted the E! entertainment commentary program "The Soup" from 2004 to 2015.

McHale has also appeared in several films, including "Spider-Man 2," "Blades of Glory," and "Ted." He has also lent his voice to several animated shows and movies, including "Sanjay and Craig" and "Trolls World Tour."

Joel McHale is best known for hosting the E! entertainment commentary program "The Soup." The show ran from 2004 to 2015 and featured McHale providing witty and comedic commentary on popular culture and current events, particularly reality TV shows. The show was a spin-off of the famous British show "Talk Soup." McHale's hosting style was characterized by his quick wit, sarcasm, and pop culture references. The show was well-received by both critics and audiences, and McHale won two Critics' Choice Television Awards for Best Reality/Talk Show Host during his tenure as host.

In addition to "The Soup," Joel McHale also hosted several other events and award shows, including the 2014 White House Correspondents' Dinner, the 2017 People's Choice Awards, and The Comedy Central Roast of Bruce Willis. He also hosted game shows like "Card Sharks" in 2019 and "The Greatest #AtHome Videos" in 2020.

McHale is also a regular guest host on talk shows like "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" and "The Late Late Show with James Corden." In recent years, McHale has continued to appear on television shows and films, including "The Great Indoors," "Happy Together," and "Community" reunion special episode. He is also a regular guest on late-night shows and comedy festivals.