It takes a special comedian to make a celebrity out of a cat sitting in front of a plate of spaghetti. That is exactly what Joel McHale, host of The Soup, did when a talk show interview on binge-drinking randomly cut to a cat eating spaghetti, aka Spaghetti Cat. On E!s The Soup, McHale culls the best, the most absurd, and the most obscure insanity on television each week. He pokes gleeful fun at silly shows like Gossip Girl (could Chuck be the most ridiculously intense teenager ever?), jams out with the Montauk Monster to Bindi Irwin's animal-preservation rap performance on the Today show, and rags on the blank stares featured on The Hills and its spin-offs. McHale has a background in improv comedy, theater, and acting, and his resume spans as many programs (Will and Grace, CSI, Loveline, Countdown with Keith Olbermann, Iron Chef America) as he covers on The Soup. With K.P. Anderson.
Fri., Feb. 27, 8 & 10 p.m., 2009