I was very fortunate to have been invited to a taping of The Soup… I think that got a certain someone jealous, lol… You can read about that here, but anyway, CB is going out and about for none other than Community star Joel McHale… Joel is taping a talk show to promote Community and also on the show… Criminal Minds star Joe Mantegna.
I will admit I’m not a huge procedural fan, but I have tuned in occasionally to catch Criminal Minds.
Joel McHale is super awesome, and very fan friendly, but I’ve never met Joe Mantegna, so I guess we shall see!
Check out his report after the jump!
Today I am writing about my awesome experience with Joel McHale and Joe Mantegna. I enjoy Community; it’s probably one of the best shows on T.V. right now. A recent show I got into was Criminal Minds and Joe Mantegna is FBI agent David Rossi. Joe Mantegna is also a very popular voice actor. I love The Simpsons and he is the voice of Mafioso Fat Tony. Anyways, both were doing a talk show appearance and I need Joe on my Cars 2 poster and I had a Community poster for Joel. Hope everything works out.
5:30: I arrive and it’s a ghost town. NO ONE IN SIGHT… Sigh
5:45: I am joined by two more people, including the Awesome Anushika!
6:00: There are really only three of us here…saddening.
6:05: Joe Mantegna arrives as well. Keep in mind, there are only three of us, and he goes right inside… THREE!
6:15: Joel McHale arrives and we call for him, and he comes right over.
I’ve met him before and he’s always been very nice. He mentions our small crowd and says, “Wow, a Brad Pitt crowd”. He signs and takes photos with us.
Anushika got the best autograph for SURE!
7:20: We see Joe leave and we yell for him…and yup, he goes straight into the gate…..
7:21: The three of us, yes, STILL THREE, look at each other in shock and gather our stuff and prepare to leave. That is until we are told by security he is driving around to greet us.
7:25: Sure enough, Joe drives around and greets us. He signs and takes photos with all of us. I get him on my Cars 2 poster and go along my merry way.
It was a great night. Sure the guests weren’t Brad or Angie, as much as Joel joked about it, but they were all super nice and it was a great experience. Take care everyone.