Joel McHale: 'Community' and 'The Soup'

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Commenting on everything has become "the overall theme of my life," says Joel McHale, whose show Community was just ordered for a 13-episode fourth season by NBC. Community follows the story of a group of community college students in Greendale, Colorado, and has found a fervidly loyal fan base over the course of its first three seasons with its topical meta-humor and fantastical, unconventional form. In addition to his NBC gig, McHale also hosts The Soup on E! Entertainment Television, which is a satirical offering of pop culture and television events that happen throughout the week. McHale's pitch-perfect, straight faced delivery and biting commentary have kept the show alive for seven seasons, and shows no sign of slowing down. Neither does McHale, who will also star in the upcoming film Ted, written and directed by Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane. Joel McHale talks about how he jumps from one form of social commentary to the other, what audiences stand to gain from Hillbilly Handfishing, and why he enjoys being emasculated on television.