Joel McHale, one of the most sought-after comedians and actors in the industry, will head to The Paramount as part of their popular comedy series on Friday, March 22 at 8 p.m.
McHale was most recently seen in the film “The Happytime Murders” alongside Melissa McCarthy, as well as in Netflix’s “A Futile & Stupid Gesture” opposite Will Forte in which he played Chevy Chase, his former co-star on the NBC hit comedy “Community.”
He recently hosted “The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale” on Netflix, a half-hour topical series that took a sharp, absurdist look at pop culture and news from across the globe.
In 2015, McHale wrapped the 12th and final season of E!’s “The Soup,” in which he satirized pop culture and current events. He is best known for his starring role on “Community,” which ended its sixth season on Yahoo! after five seasons on NBC.
McHale previously starred in “The Great Outdoors” on CBS, where he played a renowned adventure reporter who took a desk job in the digital department of a magazine. He was also seen on Fox’s revival of “The X-Files,” where he played a conservative news anchor.
Other starring feature roles include “A Merry Friggin’ Christmas” opposite Robin Williams, the Jerry Bruckheimer-produced supernatural thriller “Deliver Us from Evil,” the Warner Brothers’ romantic comedy “Blended” alongside Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore, Seth MacFarlane’s comedy smash “Ted,” David Frankel’s “The Big Year,” Steven Soderbergh’s “The Informant,” and “What’s Your Number?” starring Chris Evans and Anna Faris.
In 2014, McHale hosted the annual White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner in Washington, DC. He also hosted the 2015 ESPYS on ABC.
In the fall of 2016, McHale released his first book, “Thanks For The Money: How to Use My Life Story to Become the Best Joel McHale You Can Be,” which is part memoir, part self-help guide.
Born in Rome and raised in Seattle, McHale was a history major at the University of Washington where he also was a member of their championship football team. He received his Master’s of Fine Arts from UW’s actor’s training program.