Friday, March 06, 2015
TV Guide Magazine Gets Funny, Centers Issue Around "Community" and Guest Editor Joel McHale
I'm really excited about this week's issue of TV Guide Magazine. It's The Funny Issue, featuring "guest editor" Joel McHale!
We had Joel do a one-on-one with "The Last Man on Earth" star Will Forte; I got to spend loads of time on the "Community" set, the writers room and even the editing bay with Dan Harmon; Damian Holbrook chatted with Tina Fey and Ellie Kemper about "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"; David Hochman spent a day watching how E!'s "The Soup" gets made.
Also: cartoonist Dan Piraro ("Bizarro") did an original cartoon for us; Joel and his writers took over "Cheers & Jeers"; McHale and his "Soup" executive producer, KP Anderson, wrote a tongue-in-cheek primer on How to Get Yahoo Screen; Jack McBrayer, now of Adult Swim's "The Jack and Triumph Show," filled out our "Watch My Show" showrunner survey; Oriana Schwindt deconstructed the "Jane The Virgin" set and more.
Check it out, on newsstands now! And below, watch a video from our cover photo shoot of Joel, who answers a lot of questions -- including why "Community" is a lot like herpes.