The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is delighted that Joel McHale has again returned this year to host the 15th Annual An Evening with the Stars gala. We remain grateful for his ongoing support.
Joel has personal connections to pancreatic cancer. His beloved cousin Nick Schulz passed several years ago from the disease, leaving behind a wife and four children. Joel also recently lost his friend Conrad Jacobson to pancreatic cancer.
A talented actor and comedian, Joel stars as Jeff Winger, a fast-talking lawyer whose degree has been revoked, in the hit NBC comedy series, "Community."
In addition, Joel satirizes pop culture and current events each week on E!'s "The Soup." His quick wit and sharp comedic timing have made "The Soup" a pop culture phenomenon. He also performs his stand-up act around the country to sold-out audiences.
Joel recently appeared in Seth MacFarlane’s film “Ted,” which is a live action tale of a boy and his teddy bear. Joel stars opposite Mark Walhberg, Mila Kunis and MacFarlane, playing a charming, but sleazy, boss to Kunis’ character. He also recently appeared in the films "What's Your Number?" opposite Anna Faris, "The Big Year" with Steve Martin, Jack Black and Owen Wilson, and a “Spy Kids” reboot with Robert Rodriguez. Previously, Joel starred opposite Matt Damon in Steven Soderbergh's comedic thriller, “The Informant.” He also hosted the 2011 Independent Spirit Awards.
Born in Rome and raised in Seattle, Wash., Joel was a history major at the University of Washington where he also was a member of their championship football team. In addition, Joel received his M.F.A. from UW's Actor's Training Program. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Sarah, and their two sons.