'Community's' Joel McHale: 'We are 'The Wire' of comedy'

Love may be all you need to keep a "Community" together, but having its founder back in the house, and an Emmy or two, might also be nice.Well, one out of two ain't bad.Anyone arriving at the Paramount soundstage in Hollywood during production of the fifth season of the NBC comedy "Community," premiering Thursday, Jan. 2, will see a large banner with a picture of an Emmy and the words, "Congratulations, 0 Emmy Nominations" above the show logo."We won the Critics' Choice Award," says series star Joel McHaleto Zap2it, referring to the show's win as best comedy for 2012 in the second annual honors from the Broadcast Television Journalist Association, "which was thrilling, because it was the critics, and they really watch the show."I defer to just saying we are 'The Wire' of comedy."Also, like HBO's cops-and-crooks drama, "Community" is essentially the creation of one writer. While David Simon stayed with "The Wire" for its whole run,...



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