Group star Joel McHale is obsessive about knives


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Joel McHale is the primary visitor on CNET’s new interview podcast, I am So Obsessed.


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It ought to come as no shock that Joel McHale is humorous AF. He masterfully wrings sarcasm out of dialog like he is squeezing each final drop of juice from an orange. McHale’s humor and snark have been on full show as my first visitor on CNET’s new interview podcast, I am So Obsessed.

Like many individuals, I first grew to become a fan of McHale when he performed scholar Jeff Winger on Dan Harmon’s offbeat comedy Group, which ended its six-season run in 2015. When our dialog turned towards Group, you’ll be able to hear how a lot the present, its forged and creator, Harmon, imply to him even now.

“I do not watch a variety of it as a result of the reminiscences are nearly so splendidly painful and I look again on it with such fondness,” McHale says. “I knew that Dan had this imaginative and prescient. The bones and world he was creating was in that first script. I used to be identical to, ‘This man clearly is aware of what he is doing. He is approach smarter than me and he is approach funnier than me and I’ll observe that man.'”

McHale is a triple menace as an actor, comedian and present host. Through the coronavirus pandemic, he joined forces with fellow Group alum Ken Jeong to document The Darkest Timeline podcast. The Could 18 episode featured many of the Group’s forged, together with Donald Glover, and was recorded simply after the group did a studying of a Group episode to lift cash for World Central Kitchen and Frontline Meals, charities that provide meals to first responders and susceptible communities through the pandemic.

Then there was that viral Twitter and Instagram video of a shirtless McHale sporting Ikea animal print mats on his shoulders and a faux tattoo of the phrase Netflix under his beltline. He was selling an aftershow episode he hosted for the Netflix documentary collection Tiger King: Homicide, Mayhem and Insanity, which dominated popular culture and social media within the early days of sheltering in place.

In our wide-ranging dialog, McHale discusses all the pieces from the Korean Conflict to his child’s obsession with Fortnite and his knife assortment. And he eggs me on to finish among the most epic interview matter segues I’ve ever had.

Hearken to my whole dialog with McHale and subscribe to I am So Obsessed in your favourite podcast app. In every episode we meet up with an artist, actor or creator to find out about their work, profession and present obsession.


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