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Joel McHale may Replace Craig Ferguson and Host the WHCD

The comedian Joel McHale may be the one to replace Craig Ferguson on the CBS Late Night Show. Besides this he is to host the White House Correspondents’ Dinner (WHCD).

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Joel McHale may Replace Craig Ferguson and Host the WHCD

While Joel McHale is slated to take the coveted position of Craig Ferguson, this is unlikely to occur according to the acclaimed comedian. He spoke in an interview to Howard Stern on Tuesday morning of how he had not received any phone calls regarding the issue. 

He also said that were he offered the position he would still not consider doing it. “No one’s called,” says McHale, who is hosting the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner on Saturday. “I don’t think I could even do it with Community. I’m under contract. I don’t think legally I could.”

The reason given by McHale was that he was working on a contractual basis. It is in the nature of television contracts that they don’t allow any leeway as far as appearances on competing networks are concerned. Sometimes a brief cameo role may be tolerated, but on the whole it is the strict policy at TV broadcast shows to forbid outside assignments. 

Meanwhile, CBS could be up for some criticism from the public if it takes on McHale. Already Stephen Colbert is a white male and with McHale who is another white male joining the ranks, diversity would have to be kissed goodbye. 

McHale has gone ahead to laud Ferguson as a man of absolutely world class distinction. He said that he wondered what Ferguson lacked since he was such a great talent in his own right. 

“I thought he was so damn good at it,” McHale added about Ferguson. “He makes gobs of money, he doesn’t have to do anything anymore. His stand-up [career] is huge. He’s world famous when it comes to his stand-up. He makes way more money than that than it does with his late-night show.”

Listen the interview of Joel McHale On The Howard Stern Show.

However, one avenue that is still open for McHale is the WHCD (White House Correspondents Dinner). He is the main man (besides President Obama of course) who will get to host the proceedings of the event. 

Also called Nerdprom, the WHCD prompted a tweet from McHale that since no nerds would be there, he was definitely out. This was of course a rather jocular take on the matter. 

McHale will be present on the occasion and there is simply no doubt about that. Even former President Bill Clinton will be there and address the crowd of White House correspondents. 

Source: EW , Deadline
 

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Check out a brand new clip of Robin Williams in one of his very last movies A Merry Friggin’ Christmas! The 63-year-old actor was joined in the clip by his co-star Pierce Gagnon, who plays his grandson in the movie. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Robin Williams A Merry Friggin’ Christmas centers on Boyd Mitchler (Joel McHale) and his family who must spend Christmas with his estranged famil ...
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A clip of Robin Williams in Merry Friggin' Christmas has surfaced.

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The timing of this clip is cold and calculated, but it still feels good to see Robin Williams at work in one of his last films: Merry Friggin' Christmas, co-starring Joel McHale.Read the full article on AICN Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. I gotta say, I debated posting this clip a little bit. The timing of its release is so coldly calculated as to be wholly distasteful. And it's also a little painful seeing a recent clip of Robin Williams. I'm still h ...
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A clip of Robin Williams in Merry Friggin' Christmas has surfaced.

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The timing of this clip is cold and calculated, but it still feels good to see Robin Williams at work in one of his last films: Merry Friggin' Christmas, co-starring Joel McHale. Read the full article on AICN Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. I gotta say, I debated posting this clip a little bit. The timing of its release is so coldly calculated as to be wholly distasteful. And it's also a little painful seei ...
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‘Merry Friggin’ Christmas’ Clips Tease One of Robin Williams’ Last Performances

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Even after his passing, Robin Williams is managing to bring a little levity into our lives. Two clips have just been released for his indie comedy Merry Friggin’ Christmas, the first of four unreleased films he left behind. Joel McHale and Lauren Graham also star in the indie comedy. Watch the Merry Friggin’ Christmas clips after the jump. Scripted by Phil Johnston (Wreck-It Ralph), Merry Friggin’ Christmas stars McHale as Boyd Mitchler. With his wife Luann (Graham ...
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Clips: Robin Williams In "Friggin' Christmas"

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One of the final performances of Robin Williams is the upcoming holiday comedy "Merry Friggin' Christmas" due out in November, and today the first clips from the film have gone online. Joel McHale stars as Boyd Mitchler, a man who takes his family to spend the holidays with his eccentric father Mitch (Williams). Once there, they realize they've left all the presents for the kids back at home so Boyd and Mitch jump into the car ...
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Clips: Robin Williams In "Merry Friggin' Christmas"

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Clips: Robin Williams In "Friggin' Christmas"

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At the time of his death, Robin Williams left behind four released movies. ‘Merry Friggin’ Christmas’ is among them. A teaser clip has been released revealing the first look at the legendary actor and comedian alongside his costars who include Lauren Graham, Joel McHale and Wendi McLendon-Covey. Robin Williams has left behind a decades-long legacy stretching back to the 1970s and the ‘Mork and Mindy’ ...
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