Jimmy Kimmel Gives Joel McHale Tips on Hosting the White House Correspondents' Dinner (Video)
Jimmy Kimmel had some words of wisdom for Joel McHale before he takes his sarcastic commentary to the White House for the Correspondents’ Association dinner.
"You are in for a really weird night," he told The Soup host when he appeared on Tuesday's episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live! to chat about the prestigious honor of being named entertainer at the organization’s centennial dinner on May 3 in Washington, D.C.
Kimmel performed the highly-acclaimed hosting gig in 2012, and shared his experiences with the first-timer.
"Did you know the president is going to be there? Of the United States," marveled a starstruck McHale,
"And he is opening for you. Unfortunately, you happen to be doing this when we have a president who is actually very funny. He is good at this, I don't know how he became good at this, but that is bad for you.
"Cursing is not a great idea," Kimmel went on to advise, who admitted to saying a bad word. "I couldn't help it. It just popped out.
"I have never been more nervous in my life. I was in a hotel room and I started cleaning it like a lunatic. I got a huge coffee beforehand -- that was a mistake, and I was already nervous beforehand. I turned into a member of the housekeeping staff!"
Kimmel went on to explain how you stay in the hotel where the event is held, so the event is just an elevator ride away, and then you have to go through security, "Have you had your background checked yet?"
"Not yet," McHale replied cautiously, "I am trying to fix some stuff ... " before revealing he was kicked out for the boy scout troop as a kid because "there was some roughhousing of the scouts."
McHale went on to reveal that despite having a few felons in his family, he will be taking his parents to the dinner, even though his father gushed over Pamela Anderson the last time he took him to the White House dinner.
Co-star Chevy Chase was recently killed off on Community, and McHale later had some subtle words about his sudden departure from the NBC series. "His character died and I think his death was the most imaginative in his history," said the comedian, and when pushed by Kimmel about some of the notorious rumors swirling around Chase, he said: "I think there were a couple of things written over the years … We still text, when I accidentally hit my phone."
Watch McHale's interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live! below.