CBS and The People’s Choice Awards officially named Joel McHale as the host of the annual award-show this year, McHale currently stars on the CBS series “The Great Indoors.” The popular event, which honors popular movies, music, TV and digital-content, will announce the winners live from Microsoft Theater in L.A. on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017 on CBS.
“The people have spoken, and they want Jimmy Kimmel to host the 2017 Oscars! And the people have also spoken, and said that it would be okay if I hosted the 2017 People’s Choice Awards. Well, one person said that. Luckily, that person was Les Moonves, so no one questioned it,” said Joel McHale.
“Joel is a brilliant comedic talent, and the perfect host for this show,” said executive producer Mark Burnett. “He is a triple threat. An actor, a writer and a performer, and we look forward to him bringing all those amazing talents to the 2017 People’s Choice Awards.”
McHale is well known to television audiences for his starring role in the comedy series “Community,” which aired for six seasons. Also, McHale was the popular host of the series, “The Soup,” which satirized pop culture and current events for 12 seasons. He recently appeared in the revival of the cult sci-fi television series, “The X-Files.” He has amassed a number of feature film credits, including “A Merry Friggin’ Christmas,” opposite Robin Williams, the supernatural thriller “Deliver Us from Evil,” the romantic comedy “Blended,” alongside Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore, “Ted,” “What’s Your Number?,” “The Big Year,” “Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D” and “The Informant.” A successful stand-up comedian, McHale continues to perform his act around the country to sold-out audiences as well as lend his comedic voice to a number of events. In 2014, McHale hosted the annual White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner in Washington, D.C. and the 2015 ESPY Awards. In October, Joel McHale published his part memoir, part how-to guide, “Thanks for the Money: How to Use My Life Story to Become the Best Joel McHale You Can Be.”
Last month, nominees for PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS 2017 were revealed by stars Jordana Brewster (“Lethal Weapon”), Jamie Chung (“Office Christmas Party”), Ken Jeong (“Dr. Ken”), Boris Kodjoe (“Code Black”), Piper Perabo (“Notorious”), Molly Shannon (“Divorce”), Wilmer Valderrama (“NCIS”), Executive Producer Mark Burnett and People’s Choice President Fred Nelson.