Funny man Joel McHale is the 2015 host of the ESPY Awards, which should make for an entertaining show. Read on for the details on what to expect from McHale on the show, his professional background, his net worth and more.
1. He Is Caitlyn Jenner’s Spokesman
According to Joel McHale, the ESPYs are simply “The Caitlyn Jenner Show” and he’s merely her spokesman. McHale has been flooded with questions in regards to Jenner receiving the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the show and he joked to the Hollywood Reporter:
I think I need to be paid as Caitlyn Jenner’s spokesperson,” says McHale, joking about the number of questions he’s had fielded on her behalf heading into the ESPYs’ Arthur Ashe Courage Award presentation. It’s the first question I get asked on everything. I really don’t mind answering questions about Caitlyn or anything. I will say it again: It’s insanely courageous and nobody can deny what Bruce Jenner did in the ’70s … I would be a fabulous spokesperson.
For more information on Jenner’s Courage Award at the ESPYs, check out the below link:
2. This Is Not McHale’s Hosting Gig
McHale’s big break came when he was made the host of the show The Soup, a sarcastic and funny news program. Now he has a few hosting gigs under his belt as he’s hosted the 2014 White House Correspondents’ Dinner as well as currently hosting the 2015 ESPYs. He was also the Roastmaster for The Friars Club Super Bowl Roast of Terry Bradshaw.
3. McHale’s Net Worth Is $14 Million
Joel McHale has an estimated net worth of $14 million. Not only is he the host of The Soup, but he’s an actor on the show Community. He’s also had appearances in the movie Ted, TV series Sons Of Anarchy, Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja, and the film What’s Your Number.
McHale earns $2 million per year as the host of The Soup and $60,000 per episode of Community. He also still appears around the country doing stand-up comedy.
4. His Height Is Always A Big Topic Of Conversation
When many see Joel McHale, especially on-screen, they wonder how tall he is as he stands at 6′ 4″ in height. McHale was born in Rome, Italy, but he was raised in Seattle, Washington. He actually grew up to become a part of the championship football team at the University of Washington.
5. Joel McHale Is Starring In The New Untitled X-Files Revival
Joel McHale is playing the character Tad O’Malley in the new series Untitled X-Files Revival, which brings back Gillian Anderson as Dana Scully and David Duchovny as Fox Mulder.