Posts tagged: Joel McHale

Community Highlights

By , October 1, 2010

Community welcomed some great guest stars last night and here are some of the highlight.
You can also see last night’s episode on the official site.

Ep 202:My Whole Brain Is Crying
When Annie, Troy and Abed’s plan goes array, they improvise.

Ep 202: You Have to Believe
Abed makes himself into a cartoon.

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Interview: Community’s Gillian Jacobs

By , September 24, 2010
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Cinemablend has an Interview with Community’s Gillian Jacobs, here are some of the highlights:

Where do we pick up with your character in season two?

Well, you know, we pick up where we ended at the end of season one where [Britta’s] thrown her hat into the ring with what she thinks is only a love triangle, she doesn’t know it’s a quadrangle. I think that Britta’s ego got the best of her in that whole scenario with the “Tranny Dance” and maybe she’s having some regrets about how she behaved, because that often happens, and maybe feeling a little morning-after regret and remorse at how everything went down. But she’s a prideful person so I think that sometimes prevents her from admitting fault when it would probably be helpful for her to just say, “I messed up.” She’s created a mess. She’s created a big ol’ mess.

Are we going to see any surprises come out about Britta that we didn’t see in season one?

Every week’s a surprise to me. I didn’t know I said “Bag-el,” I didn’t know I had a cat, I didn’t know I had a one-eyed cat. I’m trying to think. I think that’s the really great thing about this show is that we’re so enriching the back-story of these people, so hopefully/maybe this year we’re going to delve a little bit more into their lives outside of Greendale. I don’t know, maybe we’ll learn more about her family, her life, or how she pays for community college – I have a lot of questions that are unanswered thus far. [laughs] I’ve been so thrilled, you know, with the character development that I had over the course of season one with flushing her out as a person with flaws and insecurities and hang-ups. So I can only imagine she has a lot more issues that I have yet to discover.

So with the second season and stiffer competition in your timeslot, do you think it will be those character moments or more for the movie parodies, like the Apollo 13 episode?

You have different fans who respond to different things. I can’t really speak for viewership as a whole, because I think that there are some people that really get attached to the characters and the love triangles, and that’s the thing that they’re really engaged in, and there are other people who are just in love with the pop culture references. So I can’t say what would make people tune in to our show specifically, but the thing that we have going for us is that you can never predict what we’re going to do next, because we’ve created a world where anything can happen. There’s not that sense of, “Oh, it’s the same setup-setup-joke.” I think that keeps people coming back, that’s what makes people tell all their friends to watch our show and have Community viewing parties. You know, say, “I won’t be your friend anymore if you don’t watch this show,” so I think that’s our strong suit. You can’t really predict what we’re going to do.

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What’s coming up for Jeff & Annie?

By , September 22, 2010

I just started catching up on NBC’s ‘Community‘ and I really love this show! What’s the next step for Jeff and Annie? – aurore59
Poor Annie will get “the talk” when Season 2 arrives this Thursday at 8/7c. And things will be fine… until a few scenes later, when they will be very not fine. You have never seen the fan hit so hard by so much.

Source: Fancast

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Spy Kids 4 Recruits Community‘s Joel McHale

By , September 10, 2010
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Joel McHale, star of NBC’s very funny sitcom Community and the television recap show The Soup, is in final negotiations to join the cast of Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World.

Source: Inside Pulse

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Bates, Carey, Corddry Guest on NBC’s ‘The Office’ and ‘Community’ This Fall

By , August 1, 2010
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NBC’s upcoming fall season features additional guest stars, including the return of Kathy Bates to “The Office” (Thursdays, 9-9:30 p.m. ET). In addition, Drew Carey (“The Price Is Right,” “The Drew Carey Show”) and Rob Corddry (“Hot Tub Time Machine“) make guest appearances on “Community” (Thursdays, 8-8:30 p.m. ET).

The following details their guest appearances:

* In the third episode of the new season of “Community,” Carey will portray Ted, a good-natured –but much feared patriarch — at Jeff’s (Joel McHale) old law firm. Meanwhile, Corddry will play Alan, Jeff’s best friend at his old law firm who bumps into him on the Greendale campus and lures Jeff back into his old life back at the prestigious firm. “Community” is from Sony Pictures Television.
Read more: Broadway World

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‘Community’ finds resurgence

By , June 16, 2010
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Can a positive critical re-evaluation and heightening buzz help a struggling series when Emmy season rolls around? NBC is about to find out when it sees how voters respond to “Community.”

“As our season progressed, critics were starting to say nice things about our show,” series creator Dan Harmon notes.

Already, the number of critics enthusiastically jumping on the show’s bandwagon over the course of the season has helped secure the low-rated sitcom — starring Joel McHale and Chevy Chase as students at a mediocre community college — a second-season renewal.

“There wasn’t a great ratings story for the show, but increasingly, there was a lot of online chatter and critics standing up for the show,” says Jeff Ingold, Executive Vice President, Comedy Programming, NBC and Universal Media Studios, in charge of comedy development. “That helps in keeping a show strong in terms of how it’s perceived by the network. Hearing from objective third parties can keep these shows alive while waiting for audiences to find them.”

Read the full story on Variety

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Vulture: Joel McHale on Community’s First Season, the Epic Paintball Episode, and His Rippling Physique

By , May 20, 2010

Vulture’s Emma Rosenblum talks to Joel McHale of both Community and The Soup fame about transitioning from host to actor, filming the paintball episode, and obtaining his physique:

On landing an acting part on a sitcom:

Yeah, how did that happen? No, seriously, I’d always been looking for a sitcom — that was the whole reason I went on The Soup, for it to do the same thing for me as it did for Greg Kinnear, or at least if I could have 5 or 10 percent of his career, I’d be happy. And rarely do scripts make me laugh out loud, but there were a number of jokes in the Community pilot script that did that. Actually, I was on a plane, reading the script, and there was a guy watching that movie, What Happens in Vegas, that Ashton Kutcher movie, and he was getting mad at me because I was getting loud — laughing and interrupting his romantic comedy. So I thought that was a good sign.

On making the paintball episode:

I think it took about eight days to shoot 23 minutes of footage. You’d walk into the cafeteria, and they’d turned it upside down; there was a fire in it. And it was the most physical episode I’ve done, with the jumping and the stunts; it was like a boyhood fantasy of being in an action movie. They hired a paintball company and brought them in to shoot up the place. They just kept handing us loaded paintball gun after loaded paintball gun.

On buffing up:

I just starved myself and started doing push-ups every night. I didn’t have time to go to the gym, and I just chased my kids around. It was like when Rocky chased the chicken, in Rocky I, that’s basically what I was doing with the kids. And I just started doing push-ups as much as I could, ’cause knowing I was going to be naked, I didn’t want to be embarrassed. I think I ended up losing ten or fifteen pounds. I starved myself and ate hard-boiled eggs and salad. They also spray-tanned me because my skin is nearly translucent white.

Read more at http://nymag.com/daily/entertainment/2010/05/joel_mchale_on_community.html

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Community‘s Joel McHale will announce the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards Nominations

By , May 12, 2010
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Community‘s Joel McHale and Modern Family‘s Sofia Vergara will announce the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards Nominations with Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Chairman-CEO John Shaffner at 5:30 a.m. PST (8:30 a.m. EST) on Thursday July 8. The awards themselves will air live coast-to-coast on August 29 (8-11 p.m. EST) on NBC.

Source EW

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Joel McHale: Community’s Man of Action

By , May 6, 2010

TV.com has an interview with Jeol McHale. Here are some of the highlights:

TV.com: Tonight’s episode, “Modern Warfare,” looks A-MA-ZING.
Joel McHale: It was the most ambitious television I’ve ever made in my life. We took eight days to shoot a 23-minute show. We basically shot an action movie. Justin Lin, who directed Fast & the Furious and who is now directing the new Highlander, directed it, and there are explosions and jumps and stunts and leaps. It all revolves around a paintball war on campus, and it was the most fun I’ve ever had shooting anything. I got to live my boyhood dream of being a Bruce Willis Die Hard character. The episode moves along so fast and it’s so action-packed, that if you’re really tired, it will wake you up.

Wow, I thought the mafia movie spoof you did two weeks ago went fast.
This week makes the food fight from last week’s episode look slow. Every scene is an action scene, it’s great.

Congratulations on the renewal, by the way; it’s well deserved. But let’s say Community goes onto Season 7 or whatever, how are we going to keep Jeff in college?
That’s a good question. I don’t know, because I’m not writing them. Dan Harmon, who kind of wanders our set like a homeless person—I’m not kidding, he looks like one because he wears the same clothes and he doesn’t shave—I know he has a plan. He’s got the vision, and I don’t question it, because he’s Dan, he’s the mad genius. I trust him implicitly on the scripts. Some of the ideas he’s come up with, from the chicken fingers to the food fight, all those things have come out of his brain. I trust him.

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Joel McHale joins Anna Faris comedy

By , May 6, 2010
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Joel McHale has booked his first movie since his turn leading the ensemble cast of NBC’s “Community.”

The actor is in final negotiations to play a key role in the New Regency’s comedy “What’s Your Number?” Mark Mylod is directing the Anna Faris starrer, being produced by Beau Flynn and Tripp Vinson of Contrafilm.

Source: THR

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