Joel McHale is an American comedian, television personality and actor best known as the writer and host of The Soup, a weekly comedy series that aired on E! Entertainment, from 2004-2009.
He also stars as Jeff Winger, a fast-talkin' lawyer whose degree has been revoked, in the sitcom Community.
McHale recently began touring the country to sold-out audiences with his stand-up act.
Born in Rome, Italy and raised in Seattle, Washington, McHale became a cast member on Comedy Central's Almost Live, a show from a group of Seattle-based performers that featured a mixture of skit comedy and stand-up.
Following his run on Almost Live, McHale completed the Actor's Training Master Program at The University of Washington. After moving to L.A., McHale landed roles on Will & Grace, CSI: Miami and, most recently, Pushing Daisies.
He also jumped onto the big screen with roles in Spider-Man 2 and Lords of Dogtown.
McHale currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife and his two sons.