Joel McHale, a comedian and actor from the Puget Sound region who is a longtime Seahawks fan, will spend Saturday’s preseason game against the Chargers in the radio booth.
McHale will serve as radio analyst alongside Steve Raible on the Seahawks Radio Network broadcast of Seattle’s third preseason game.
“I am deeply flattered and thrilled to be alongside of Steve Raible to be calling the Seahawks game on Saturday vs. the Chargers," McHale said. "I’m going to tell some jokes, have a really good time, and we are going to win. Here’s a little spoiler, Steve Raible is my real father.”
McHale, a Mercer Island High School and University of Washington alum, walked onto the Washington football team, but made a name for himself not as a football player, but as an entertainer.
After getting his start locally on “Almost Live,” McHale went on to to host “The Soup” on E! and starred on NBC’s hit comedy series, “Community.” His acting credits also include shows such as “The X-Files,” “The Santa Clarita Diet,” and “The Great Indoors.” He also hosted the 2014 White House Correspondents Dinner, the 2015 ESPY Awards and the 2017 People’s Choice Awards. McHale can currently be seen as the host of the game show “Card Sharks.”
McHale, who was the 12 Flag raiser for a 2015 game against the Rams, said at the time that, “This is the coolest thing that’s ever happened to me, and I have two children and I’ve been married for a long time. My marriage pales in comparison to this, and human life being brought into the world. I’m so happy, because I love this team, what it’s done for the city. I don’t even live here, and I live and breathe green and blue.”
If you want to listen to Raible and McHale’s call of the game, a full list of radio affiliates can be found here.
Comedian, actor, and die-hard Seahawks fan Joel McHale raises the 12 Flag for the stadium full of 12s at the Seahawks’ last home game of the regular season.