Joel McHale to Host Independent Spirit Awards

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Dawn Hudson, the executive director of Film Independent (which puts on the Spirit Awards) says McHale's "quick wit, talent and charm makes him a perfect fit."

Joel McHale has been tapped to host the Independent Spirit Awards.

Dawn Hudson, the executive director of Film Independent (which puts on the Spirit Awards) says McHale's "quick wit, talent and charm makes him a perfect fit."

McHale is the host of E!'s The Soup and the star of NBC's Community. He will next appear in Robert Rodriguez's Spy Kids 4 opposite Jessica Alba last summer. His next two films, What's Your Number and The Big Year, will be released this summer.

The Spirit Awards return to the Santa Monica beach this year on Feb. 26.

Eva Mendes and Jeremy Renner will announce the nominees at the London West Hollywood Hotel on Nov. 30.

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