Joel McHale is set to host the 2017 People’s Choice Awards next month. The Great Indoors star will emcee the ceremony on January 18 from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, which CBS will air live in the East and delayed in the West.
“The people have spoken, and they want Jimmy Kimmel to host the 2017 Oscars,” McHale said in a statement. “And the people have also spoken and said that it would be OK 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.”
The Community alum, who plays Chevy Chase in the upcoming National Lampoon history pic A Futile & Stupid Gesture, most recently guested on The X-Files and Dr. Ken. He’s also had voice roles on BoJack Horseman and Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja ad
“Joel is a brilliant comedic talent and the perfect host for this show,” said executive producer Mark Burnett. “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.”
Nominations for the 2017 People’s Choice Awards were announced last month.