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The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale - Netflix

By: Editor On: Wed 26 June 2019
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Trending news, pop culture, social media, original sketches and more come together in host Joel McHale's weekly comedy commentary show.

The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale - Netflix

Type: Variety

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2018-02-18

The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale - Community (TV series) - Netflix

Community is an American comedy television series created by Dan Harmon that aired on NBC and Yahoo! Screen from September 17, 2009 to June 2, 2015. The series follows an ensemble cast of characters played by Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Yvette Nicole Brown, Alison Brie, Donald Glover, Ken Jeong, Chevy Chase, and Jim Rash at a community college in the fictional town of Greendale, Colorado. It makes heavy use of meta-humor and pop culture references, often parodying film and television clichés and tropes. Harmon based the program on his own experiences attending a community college. Each episode was written in accordance with Harmon's “story circle” template, a methodology designed to create effective, structured storytelling. Harmon served as the series' showrunner for its first three seasons, but was fired prior to the fourth and replaced by writers David Guarascio and Moses Port. After a lukewarm response from fans and critics, Harmon was re-hired for the show's fifth broadcast season, after which it was canceled by NBC. Yahoo! Screen commissioned its sixth and final season, which concluded on June 2, 2015. Community received critical acclaim for its acting and writing, appeared on numerous critics' year-end “best-of” lists for 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, and 2015, and developed a cult following. The show entered broadcast syndication in 2013, was released on DVD, and has been available to stream through Hulu in the U.S., Stan in Australia, and Netflix in Ireland and Latin America.

The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale - Cast and characters - Netflix

The show features an ensemble cast of characters, focusing on the members of a study group and a recurring group of faculty of Greendale Community College, including the dean. Joel McHale as Jeff Winger, a former lawyer who enrolls at Greendale after being suspended from his law firm for falsely claiming to have a bachelor's degree. Jeff is a sarcastic, outspoken, self-confident lothario who constantly manipulates people to get what he wants, which is often to not do any work. However, throughout the series, becoming closer to his new study group changes some of Jeff's habits and views. He is more willing to make personal sacrifices for his friends over time and selectively reveals that he can be more patient and less critical than what other alpha-males typically offer. Gillian Jacobs as Britta Perry, a self-defined anarchist, atheist, and activist who traveled around the world after dropping out of high school. Britta puts forth a strong effort to come off as proactive, intelligent, and mature to others, but she usually just comes off as pretentious and hypocritical in her views, especially those concerning her goal to become a therapist. Despite not being as worldly or well-informed an activist as she thinks she is, Britta does have a genuine and powerful desire to help others, and has significant enthusiasm and energy in what she puts her efforts into (whether appropriate or misplaced). Danny Pudi as Abed Nadir, a film student of Palestinian and Polish descent, with an encyclopedic knowledge of TV shows and movies. Abed struggles to interact with others via normal means, so he often chooses to interpret the group's everyday activities by comparing them to film and TV clichés. Despite being out-of-touch with reality at times, Abed is a keen observer of human behavior and often the wisest member of the group. Yvette Nicole Brown as Shirley Bennett (main cast, seasons 1–5; recurring, season 6), a single mother and vocal Christian going to school to start a brownie business. Shirley is seen as the “mother” of the group, but she can often be overbearing in her desire to help and guide her friends. Despite having a hot temper and starting the series off as being apprehensive towards different religious views or lack thereof, Shirley is a very kind-hearted person with a strong set of morals. Alison Brie as Annie Edison, the youngest of the group, a compulsive overachiever, relentlessly organized and comparatively innocent. Annie was extremely unpopular in high school and formerly addicted to Adderall, which has caused her to be very anxious and desperate to prove herself in a variety of extra-curricular groups despite already being considered naturally intelligent and attractive by others. She is normally genial and laid-back, but can quickly turn obsessive or lose her temper when she fails to achieve or is denied something she strongly cares about, even if it's about something as simple as a pen. Donald Glover as Troy Barnes (seasons 1–5), a former high school star quarterback who lost his scholarship to a top-tier university when he separated both shoulders doing a keg flip, which he actually did on purpose in order to escape the pressures of his stardom and popularity. Troy starts the series trying to appear cool and acting like a bully and a stereotypical football player, but because of the influence of Abed (who quickly becomes his best friend), he eventually feels comfortable in embracing his nerdy and carefree side. Ken Jeong as Ben Chang, an extremely unstable teacher at Greendale. Chang's insanity often leads him to take extreme action for no apparent reason and he has alternatively been a friend and foe of the study group. Chevy Chase as Pierce Hawthorne (main cast, seasons 1–4; guest, season 5), a millionaire who enrolls at Greendale out of boredom and a passive attempt at self-discovery. Pierce is often at odds with the rest of the study group because of his arrogance, lack of empathy and casual narrow-mindedness. Despite his often unsociable and selfish nature, Pierce desperately wants to fit in with the group and occasionally offers great insight and advice, partly due to his own family's emotionally distant and dysfunctional relationship with him. Jim Rash as Craig Pelton (recurring, seasons 1–2; main cast, seasons 3–6), the dean of Greendale, who desperately wants his school to be more like a real university, and goes to extreme lengths to try to make it fun and politically correct while frequently explaining his many unresolved business decisions. Although he never explicitly mentions his sexual orientation (he is once described as a “pansexual imp” by Vice Dean Robert Laybourne), he is an avid cross-dresser who makes constant and open attempts to flirt with and touch Jeff. The study group is by far the Dean's favorite group of students, and he is constantly making up excuses to dress up and come talk to them.

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