Community Star and The Soup Host
Coming to DPAC
Friday, April 8, 2016
February 16, 2016 (Durham, NC) Joel McHale is one of the most sought after comedians and actors in the industry. His fans are in for a treat when he makes his way to DPAC on Friday, April 8, 2016.
"It's great having Joel here; for fans of The Soup and Community this should be a great night,” said Taki Pappas, Director of Programming Concerts & Comedy at DPAC. “His new role on the X-Files is really resonating with his fans. DPAC’s reputation for presenting the hottest comedy stars in an intimate setting makes the venue a must stop on any tour. We can’t wait to welcome him to DPAC.”
Tickets go on sale Friday, February 19 at 12p.m.:
McHale recently wrapped his twelfth and final season of E!'s The Soup in which he satirized pop culture and current events. He is also best known for his starring role on the hit comedy series Community, which wrapped its sixth season on Yahoo after five seasons on NBC. McHale can most recently be seen on Fox's revival of The X-Files, where he plays a conservative news anchor. He also continues to perform his stand-up act around the country to sold-out audiences.
Previously, McHale starred as Robin Williams' son in A Merry Friggin' Christmas and was seen in the Jerry Bruckheimer-produced supernatural thriller Deliver Us From Evil. He also appeared in the Warner Bros' romantic comedy Blended alongside Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore. His additional film credits include Seth MacFarlane's comedy smash TED, What's Your Number?, The Big Year, Spy Kids: All The Time in The World, and The Informant.
In 2014, McHale hosted the annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner in Washington D.C. He also recently hosted the 2015 ESPYS on ABC.
Born in Rome and raised in Seattle, Washington, McHale was a history major at the University of Washington where he also was a member of their championship football team. He received his Master's of Fine Arts from UW's Actor's Training Program.
McHale lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two sons.
Since its opening in 2008, DPAC has become the center for live entertainment in North Carolina. Recognized for its contemporary design, DPAC features 2,700 seats, intimate sightlines and state-of-the art sound and video. Listed five times in the top 10 in Pollstar magazine’s annual worldwide theater attendance rankings, DPAC is currently the #4 ranked theater in the U.S.
With a mission of presenting one-of a-kind live entertainment events, DPAC truly has “something for everyone”, hosting over 200 performances a year including spectacular touring Broadway productions, high-profile concert and comedy events, family shows and the heralded American Dance Festival. Owned by the City of Durham and operated under the direction of Nederlander and Professional Facilities Management (PFM), DPAC has been listed for six consecutive years as the #1 performing arts organization in the region by the Triangle Business Journal.
What is up next at DPAC? Disney’s THE LION KING, making its triumphant return to DPAC (February 19 – March 20), rock legends THE MOODY BLUES (March 24), and the hottest ticket in 2016 DURAN DURAN (March 28).
For more information please go to www.DPACnc.com.
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