Joel McHale says his ex-costar, Ken Jeong, has proven to be just the right man for the job — when that job is a podcast about what the hell’s really going on with a pandemic.
JMH told us all about “The Darkest Timeline” … the podcast he and Ken launched back when quarantine started. He clued in Harvey and Charles, on Wednesday’s “TMZ Live,” about the podcast title … an homage to an episode of Ken an Joel’s old show, “Community.”
If ya know, ya know.
Anyway, the podcast is more about COVID-19 than “Community” … and Joel says Ken’s past as an M.D. came in real handy mid-pandemic.
Jokes aside, he says Ken’s insights have helped him make sense of the virus — as info from politicians and experts changes daily.
On another note … Joel dishes about his new thriller flick, “Becky,” in which he takes on a more serious role as the dad of a bloodthirsty teen who defends her fam against Neo-Nazis.
Yep, definitely a different kinda role than what Joel’s normally used to doing — and he says ditto for his costar.
You gotta see his take on Kevin James as a bad guy — and best of all … the action’s all available in drive-thru theaters!