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Quotes by Joel McHale on dream, career, survival, God, money, people, comedy, life, and challenges.

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Famous As: Comedian, Actor
Born On: November 20, 1971
Born In: Rome

Joel McHale is a celebrated American actor, producer, comedian, television host, and writer. He is renowned for his performance in ‘Community,’ an NBC sitcom where he portrayed Jeff Winger. He is also famous as the host of ‘The Soup.’ Some of his other noteworthy works include ‘The Great Indoors,’ ‘Spy Kids: All The Time in the World,’ ‘Card Sharks,’ ‘Ted,’ and ‘Tiger King.’ Read through the collection of popular quotes by Joel McHale which have been extracted from his movies, thoughts, views, writings, gigs, dialogues and interviews. Here are some famous quotes by Joel McHale on life, acting, culture, thinking, career, God, dream, art, talent, beauty, money, comedy, children, belief, sports, love, and more.

I have always survived with comedy, in that I grew up very dyslexic and did not get good grades. I always thought I was dumb, and there are many people out there that would agree

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I've always been very opinionated, for lack of a better term, about art. Not to sound too arrogant, but I guess I'm a connoisseur of telling people what I think is good and bad.

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It's important to have the right agent - people that are working hard for you. But an actor needs to be in control of their career no matter how good the representation is.

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One of my favorite things being on movies is that when you're working, it's the best thing that's ever happened, and then in the downtime, you socialize and go to dinner.

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I loved New Jersey. I thought it was the greatest place in the world because on Halloween kids could start trick or treating right after school. Isn't that great?

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In prison, inmates sometimes use Cheetos and grape juice as makeup. I wouldn't use that beauty regimen around Britney Spears - she might lick your face off!

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People have always said since TV was invented what a cultural wasteland it is but I think it is the worst and the best. It is the golden age of television.

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If you become famous and you start making money, then people want to give you things. It's the exact opposite of how it's supposed to be.

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It's an awesome thing to be flung out onto the stage twice a weekend in front of 250 people, and you have to make it up as you go along.

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My goal and my career is definitely not to be famous. That's a really horrible goal, just to be famous for the sake of having fame.

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Our mantra is that 90 percent of all television is bad, and ten percent has never been better. We make fun of that 90 percent.

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I used comedy as a way to combat my dyslexia. I was barely getting by scholastically, so I used a lot of humor.

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Yes, I would say my comedy is grunge, evidenced by the fact my jokes have put an end to big-hair glam comedy.

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Once you've been booked, people in Hollywood say, 'Oh he must be good.' All the while you're the same actor.

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I love the challenge of an entire year has gone by and how has that affected the character you're playing.

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It's pretty difficult to promote something the week after Christmas and the week before New Year's.

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Bill O'Reilly, Megyn Kelly and Sean Hannity are the Mount Rushmore of keeping old people angry.

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I love performing, and it allows me to be very discerning about what I choose next, thank god.

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You have to have talent. You have to get the audition and then you have to nail the audition.

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I don't think the NFL had the slightest intention of taking me, except as maybe a water boy.

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I would like eternal life. I would like to have the power to choose who lives and dies.

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Follow what your head is telling you and work hard. That's the big secret.

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If you have a dream, just lie about it. Lie your way unto your dreams.

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I think we are as screwed as a culture as we are saved as a culture.

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Joel McHale is so money, he should be printed on money.

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I used humor as survival, as a weapon and as comfort.

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Hours is an understatement. I honestly don't know how the director and editor decide each week what actually makes it on the air. There's of course director and cast commentary on each episode on the DVD. We had a blast recording that.

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I wanted to play football and see how that went. In my mind, I knew I wasn't good enough to be a pro, but I was having a really fun time doing it. When you're on a college team, you can tell who's going to be a pro or not almost instantly.

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Yes, believe me I am black and blue. Plus I just finished a Seth MacFarlane movie called Ted and I can't believe the cast I got to work with there [Mila Kunis, Mark Wahlberg]. I feel like I am winning some kind of contest to trick people into working with me.

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Well, that would be a title [the busiest guy in Hollywood] still reserved for Ryan Seacrest. I have one assistant; he has about nine. I don't have a food taster yet, I don't have a fluffer either. But, yes there are some days when I don't know if I am coming or going.

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It really is great. Especially having people who we make fun every week come on and poke fun at themselves is really cool, I love that. No reality star has been mad at me yet for making fun of them. I'm sure that one day soon though, someone is going to take a swing at me.

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When I initially met with Robert I was just so excited to meet the guy. I was able to go to Troublemaker Studios in Austin, Texas and just hanging out was fantastic. Working on this took up all of my weekends while I was shooting Community. It was crazy, but again, no regrets.

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My intention with The Soup was to hopefully follow in the footsteps of past hosts, like Greg Kinnear. The pedigree of that show was really good and if it could just get me into some of those audition rooms I've always wanted to get into that I could not get into, then I would be very happy.

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I think the smart people will get even smarter, and the dumb people will get even dumber. But I think they all will enjoy A Shot At Love With Tila Tequila, no matter how you slice it. You know, we keep eating it up. Some of the most intelligent people I know cannot get enough of it. That's a dangerous thing.

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What was my dream when I was 18? My big decision when I was 18 was full keg or pony-size keg. I knew by about 16 or 17 that I was going to be an actor. That was based on the fact that there were not a lot of things that I could be really good at, or that I would enjoy enough to not run out of the building screaming.

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It was great having them around and I have to say pretty weird seeing them all grown up! Plus we have Jeremy Piven; and Ricky Gervais agreed to be in it and Antonio Banderas has a cameo in and that's a testament to Robert. He's such a good director and such a good guy. He gets everybody, because everyone wants to work with him.

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Before Community started up again for the season, we had the chance to go on a long family vacation where we drove for ten days down the coast. I was like wow, look at these people that I am related to and am actually spending some quality time with! So it was great to be with them, but now my schedule is really difficult so I have to take what I can get.

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So when Community came up and then the movie roles started happening I was very grateful. I am trying to be careful with the movie roles I select because if you pull the trigger too quickly, like choosing a lead role in a crappy movie then you will be put in movie jail and you will never be heard from again. If it's not a big hit you'll be forgotten pretty fast.

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There is some stuff on television that is shocking that it's on there, and shocking that it's not being censored. We run to that with torches and pitchforks and go after it. On Flavor Of Love, when a woman took a dump on the stairs, I mean, that's like J.R. being shot on Dallas, or like maybe the last episode of M*A*S*H. It's a milestone on television that's covered with chlamydia.

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What would be a perfect day for me? I'd like to fly the Millennium Falcon to a small café outside of Vienna, and there's a PlayStation 3 or an XBox set up there. The family is there, and there would be brand new Star Wars Lego sets so my seven-year-old and four-year-old would be the happiest people on earth. My wife could get a massage and manicure/pedicure. Oh, and pork is being fed to us all day.

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I don't really know. I think the first test is when you're very little and you fart, and you laugh at it and so do your friends and family. I knew before I was funny I was very annoying so I have that covered. I think it was because I was not very good in school I used humor as a defense mechanism. When I started doing plays and stuff at school I decided that I was going to keep doing it until someone tells me to stop and get a real job.

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Without a doubt, Robert Rodriguez is the reason I was drawn to it. The fact that he even knew who I was and then was interested in me for the role was amazing. I am a huge fan of his and it's like a bucket list thing for me to be able to work with him and knowing that Jessica Alba and Jeremy Piven were in it I knew that part was going to be good and as you said, the pedigree of the series was great, so it was really one of those things I couldn't resist.

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I don't know how (producer) Dan Harmon put that together but he did. Everyone gets along and we all babysit Chevy Chase (laughs) and it all works out. Plus we are given a lot of freedom to riff off each other and compliment each other's comedic style. The group is so talented, whether it be Donald Glover or Allison Brie and now Jim Rash who plays the Dean is finally a full member of the cast - oh my gosh, he is so funny. I call him Rumplestiltskin; he can spin comedy out of anything. I am in such a blessed situation - if only more people would watch it.

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