Ken Jeong, Joel McHale to Return for Another New Year’s Eve Special

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The Masked Singer judge Ken Jeong and frequent guest panelist Joel McHale are teaming up once again this New Year’s Eve for another “Toast & Roast” special to ring in 2022. Jeong made the announcement on Twitter Thursday.


Ken Jeong, Joel McHale Team Up for New Year’s Eve Special

Last year, Jeong and McHale (who previously starred together on the NBC comedy Community) hosted Fox’s New Year’s Eve Toast & Roast 2021 as the world counted down to the start of the new year. The show featured performances from artists such as John Legend and Gabby Barrett.

The last special also featured Kelly Osbourne as a correspondent from Times Square in New York City, and Craig Robinson and the Nasty Delicious as the house band. Jeong’s announcement didn’t include details about if these stars are returning.

“Booyah,” Jeong wrote to accompany an image of himself and McHale in tuxes holding glasses of champagne as fireworks go off behind them. The shot featured the title New Year’s Eve Toast & Roast 2022.


Fans shared their excitement, with one user writing, “I love it when you two are together! Can’t wait!”

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Jeong and McHale appeared on Community together for six seasons, from 2009 to 2014. Jeong played a Spanish teacher named Señor Chang, and McHale was community college student Jeff Winger. McHale has also been a recurring guest panelist on The Masked Singer since Season 1.


Last year, the pair hosted a podcast called “The Darkest Timeline,” which featured guest appearances from fellow Community stars such as Alison Brie and Danny Pudi.

“I think we really helped each other out, just kind of leaning on each other in a very creative way. Especially during quarantine,” Jeong told Variety of his experience doing the podcast with McHale, who called Jeong “a brother.”

In that same interview, McHale shared his hope that FOX would have them back for another New Year’s Eve special, saying he “can’t wait” for it.

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