People’s Choice Awards 2017: Joel McHale to Host

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As the Golden Globes comes to an end, Hollywood gets ready for another star studded evening – People’s Choice Awards 2017.

The event will take place in LA’s Microsoft Theatre on January 18, 2017 and you can watch it live on CBS at 9 pm.

If you don’t already know, a few weeks back it was announced that Joel McHale will be hosting the ceremony. Joel McHale, known for his role in The Great Indoors is the perfect choice for this purpose.

Mark Burnett, the executive producer of People’s Choice Awards 2017, said:

“Joel is a brilliant comedic talent, and the perfect host for this show. He is a triple threat. An actor, a writer and a performer, and we look forward to him bringing all those amazing talents to the 2017 People’s Choice Awards.”

Joel addressed the media at the time of the announcement, he said;

“The people have spoken, and they want Jimmy Kimmel to host the 2017 Oscars! And the people have also spoken, and said that it would be okay if I hosted the 2017 People’s Choice Awards. Well, one person said that. Luckily, that person was Les Moonves, so no one questioned it.”

Hosts are an important part of the evening, and people look forward to what they have in store for them. Jimmy Fallon, who hosted Golden Globes 2017, received mixed comments from critics as well as his viewers.

Citing Vanity Fair, Fortune.com wrote:

Fallon was “oddly tone deaf.”

“In general, the monologue was unpleasant,” the magazine said. “The jokes were stale and wheezy and Fallon’s lovable-cute shtick was more wearying than it was charming.”

As an actor, Joel has played a role in movies like Spy Kids: All the Time in the World (2011) and Ted (2012). He plays the lead role in his current sitcom, The Great Indoors.

Joel has established himself as a comedian and a host. He hosted The Soup, 2014 White House Correspondents’ Association annual dinner, 2011 Independent Spirit Awards and the 2015 ESPY Awards.

People’s Choice Awards: Joel is Up for Best New Comedy Series

In addition, Joel has received nominations for Best Actor in a Comedy Series from EWwy Award, Critics’ Choice Television Award, PAAFTJ Television Award and Satellite Award.

Furthermore, Joel’s new comedy series The Great Indoors has received its first nomination in the People’s Choice Awards for the category – Favorite New Comedy.

As far as the 2017 People’s Choice Awards are concerned, the nominations have already been announced and you can take a look at the nominees in our previous post.

We hope Joel will be able to engage his audience this time, as well. We wish him good luck!

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