Joel McHale hosting the Spirit Awards and Vanity Fair has a great interview!
Don’t Forget that the Independent Spirit Awards airs tomorrow night at 10pm on IFC.
Highlights From Vanity Fair :
John Lopez: You’re hosting the Film Independent Spirit Awards. How did that happen?
Joel McHale: They asked me to do it. I was like, “Yes.” And they were like, “O.K.” Now here we are. I didn’t have to kill anyone. There wasn’t a posting on a kiosk.
You didn’t answer an ad on Craigslist?
It wasn’t Craigslist. I think it was Angie’s list.
What’s the secret to hosting this kind of stuff?
The secret, jeez. Boy, I don’t know… my main concern is making sure the monologue is funny, and the things I do in between are funny. I think keeping the ball rolling is very important. People are there a long time, and it just needs to keep moving.
Who knows, maybe one day you’ll host the Oscars? Maybe you’re the next Billy Crystal.
Well, I’m not pursuing hosting, [but] I would like to be in a movie as good as When Harry Met Sally. No, my focus now is movies, and more so, making Community the best show on TV.
Community is very cinematic. Like Justin Lin’s episode—you guys have a lot of movie-oriented fun.
Yes, that’s one of the goals of the producers and Dan Harmon the creator—to make it distinct from other shows, because so many comedy shows are shot like documentary shows. They wanted to get away from that. So it does become cinematic. So I’m focusing on that, and getting movie roles.For the complete interview check out VanityFair.com: