Comedian Joel McHale is the star of NBC series Community, host of The Soup on the E! network, and appears in the new movie Deliver Us From Evil.
On reading teleprompters with dyslexia
There [are] all these live shows I’m doing with The Soup now, and I’m reading [a] teleprompter the whole time, and people wanted to promote [the show] by saying, “Anything could go wrong!” That’s what the E! executives wanted, and I was like, “No, no, no! Just tell them I’m dyslexic. That should raise the stakes enough.”
So I really have to concentrate. It might not look like I’m concentrating and I’m just screwing around, but I really do have to concentrate while I’m reading. And half of the time I’m getting it wrong, but you can’t tell because I’m just making up different words for it. It’s smoke and mirrors.
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