For several seasons, Joel McHale was dissecting pop culture at the helm of The Soup on E!
Now, he’ll get to do a very similar thing in Netflix’s new weekly topical series The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale described as such, “The weekly half-hour series takes a sharp, absurdist look at pop culture and news from across the globe, in a fast distillation of everything people are talking about that week. It will feature celebrity guests, comedy sketches, and, of course, video clips from TV, sports, politics, celebrity culture, and every nook and cranny of the internet.”
Also, Paul Feig will be executive producing, which does have us curious how the show might possibly look and feel (we’re going to guess decidedly different than The Soup, especially from this “reveal” of their set).
They’ll definitely have to do something to stand out from a crowded topical comedy show field (Last Week Tonight, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, Desus & Mero, The Daily Show, The Opposition, The Rundown with Robin Thede, etc. etc.)