Joel McHale has made quite a name for himself as a host thanks to his hilarious pop-culture commentary on “The Soup.” The latest event the “Community” star will emcee is the White House Correspondents Association Dinner on May 3.
While McHale’s brand of comedy often errs on the side of scathing, chances are he’ll be on pretty good behavior in front of President Barack Obama. It helps that the political landscape is something he is familiar with, so his comedic slant for hosting should be spot-on.
Whatever McHale pulls together, at least it should be better than the horrific job he did hosting Spike’s hot mess of the VGX. The online-only replacement for the Spike Video Game Awards was definitely not the network’s best effort, and it didn’t help that McHale acted like he would rather be waiting in line at the DMV than hosting the show.
Poor Geoff Keighley.
“We’re thrilled that Joel will headline the dinner when we celebrate our centennial,” White House Correspondents Association president Steven Thomma tweets. Let’s hope he knows what he’s getting himself into.