Joel McHale People’s Choice Awards Opening Video – Watch PCAs Monologue!
Joel McHale opened the 2017 People’s Choice Awards on Wednesday with a monologue mocking pop culture. Watch below!
Following a cold open with his colleagues from “The Great Indoors,” McHale came on stage with toddlers in a stroller in an effort to appear “likeable” (see photo). “I found these backstage,” he joked. “I actually got these part of the Brad and Angelina divorce settlement.”
McHale went on to announce that this was “the night of the year where Hollywood reacts positively to what the middle of America thinks.” He acknowledged that “2016 was an interesting year,” and when it seemed he was making a crack about Trump and Hillary Clinton, the punchline was actually about Captain America: Civil War. More cracks followed about Suicide Squad, Fifth Harmony, and Ellen DeGeneres.
It was announced last month that Hale would host the 43rd People’s Choice Awards. As the star of “The Great Indoors,” he’s right at home on CBS, the long-time network of the PCAs. And the TV personality is no stranger to hosting.
In addition to emceeing the ESPYs in 2015 and the Independent Spirit Awards in 2011, McHale hosted the “The Soup” from 2004 to 2015, filming more than 300 episodes. The comedic actor also performed at the 2014 White House Correspondents’ Dinner. On the acting side, McHale is best known for the NBC cult favorite, “Community.”
As host of the People’s Choice Awards, he takes over for Jane Lynch (2016), Anna Faris and Allison Janney (2015), and Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs (2014). Notably, he’s actually the first male to host the PCAs since Craig Ferguson in 2006. Check out full video of McHale’s cold open and monologue below.