Long before Joel McHale
took the reins of “The Soup
,” the “Talk Soup
” can opened into the pop culture stratosphere.
Debuting in January 1991, E!’s pop culture comedy commentary show, then known as “Talk Soup
,” became a cable TV staple, launching the careers of a handful of comedians.
Though McHale is known to current audiences as the wisecracking emcee of the Emmy-nominated laffer who took a star turn at the helm of “The Soup
” for 12 years — right down to his departure statement, in which he thanked “Kim Kardashian
’s ass for all that it’s done for me and my family” — it was Greg Kinnear
who started off the satirical series.
Before McHale takes his final bow Friday night, take a look back at the comedians who hosted the 22 seasons of “Talk Soup
” and “The Soup
After four years on E!, the first host of “Talk Soup