McHale gives interview to Elle about his rise to fame and career success in Community.
Well, I slept with the appropriate men. No, I took The Soup because of the pedigree of Greg Kinnear. He was able to launch out of this. I thought it would open up the correct doors. And it did. Thank God, because The Soup is basically me doing stand-up for 22 minutes a week. Casting directors started calling me in. Then [Community] came up. It was the best script I’d read in years. We shot it, and I prayed that we got picked up. I knew we had a pretty good shot because Chevy Chase is in it.