The Darkest Timeline with Ken Jeong & Joel McHale

By Ken Jeong & Joel McHale

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 May 24, 2020

 May 16, 2020
So Harmontown ended, and this happens. And then the Community zoom table read happens a few weeks later. I guess it shows how Community, through Dan Harmon, is not only important but inevitable and timeless.

Ben D.
 May 3, 2020
Great podcast of two comedians riffing with each other. Every Community fan should listen!

 Apr 19, 2020
Its brilliant to see these guys doing a podcast!

 Apr 17, 2020
love it!!


Quarantined and socially distant within Hollywood; join Ken Jeong & Joel McHale as they FaceTime each other during these strange times to answer all your questions about Community, Coronavirus and all things in between.

Episode Date
Episode 15 - Give Me What I Want with Dave Bautista

Our most intense episode ever as Ken and Joel emotionally discuss the tragedy in Minneapolis. Dave Bautista joins the crew and they all discuss how difficult it is to express their beliefs as actors and artists in today’s divisive climate. Joel and Ken then explore Bautista’s incredible journey from bouncer to WWE world champion to global movie star and how he stays motivated and passionate as an actor despite all of his incredible success. Don’t miss this one. It doesn’t get more real than this.

May 30, 2020
Episode 14 - Fake Endings with Daniel Dae Kim

Ken and Joel welcome Daniel Dae Kim and discuss everything from his long friendship with Ken to his bout and recovery from Covid-19. Nothing is off limits, and they get into a deep dive on the social ramifications of being an Asian-American in a country where the "China Virus" are still being tossed around. An amazingly deep and intense conversation among friends. Oh, and LOST questions are answered!

For the PBS Documentary - Asian Americans please see the link below:

May 28, 2020
Episode 13 - The Changdalorian

Joel & Ken discuss their optimism about the Oxford vaccine when Pedro Pascal drops in and shares his incredible journey from Chile to Denmark to Texas and ultimately to Game of Thrones, of which Ken is a huge fan of their t-shirts. They also discuss his involvement in the Community table read, the journey of an actor and how the pursuit of perfection never ends. Oh, and one question is actually answered! Spoiler: it’s about Buffy.

May 24, 2020
Episode 12 - BONUS EPISODE

VIRTUAL TABLE READ of COMMUNITY followed by Q&A with Variety's MIchael Schneider


Please donate to World Central Kitchen and Frontline Foods to benefit COVID-19 relief efforts.

The Darkest Timeline Podcast also donated to both organizations as well.


Created by Dan Harmon
Season 5, Episode 3
“Cooperative Polygraphy”
Written by Alex Rubens

JOEL McHALE “Jeff Winger”  
ALISON BRIE “Annie Edison”  
YVETTE NICOLE BROWN “Shirley Bennett”    
DANNY PUDI "Abed Nadir"
KEN JEONG “Ben Chang”
JIM RASH "Dean Pelton"
Theme written and performed by KEITH SLETTEDAHL

PRODUCERS Daniel Gross, Caddie Hastings
EDITOR Matt Marhefka

The characters and incidents portrayed and the names used in the Table Read are fictitious, and any similarity to the name, character, or history of any person is entirely coincidental and unintentional. The views and opinions expressed by the Q&A participants are their own.

This program is protected under the laws of the United States and other countries, and its unauthorized duplication, distribution or exhibition may result in civil liability and criminal prosecution.

Copyright © 2020 Sony Pictures Television Inc. All rights reserved. Sony Pictures Television Inc. is the author of this program for the purposes of Article 15 (2) of the Berne Convention and all national laws giving effect thereto.

May 19, 2020
Episode 11 - Unusable Content

The complete Danny Pudi episode. Ken and Joel talk to Danny about EVERYTHING from working at the United Center during Bulls games, freak jogging accidents, his new show Mythic Quest, and of course all things Community. A fun random chat between really good friends. And Joel.

May 17, 2020
Episode 10 - The John Elway of Asian Doctors

Avengers: Infinity War & Endgame director and one of Community's founding fathers Joe Russo joins Joel and Ken for their widest ranging podcast yet! Everything from Community to Covid-19 is covered, with Joel's Tiger King and I and Ken's Endgame cameo sandwiched in between.

May 14, 2020
Episode 9 - 8 Podcasts and a Zoom Chat

Bonus episode - a Conversation with the whole cast of Community & Dan Harmon! Thank you to Sony & Jim Rash for arranging this! Please tune-in to the Community table read and Q&A, which will be posted on the Sony Pictures Television Community YouTube page on Monday, May 18 at 2pm PT. The table read will raise money for José Andrés’ World Central Kitchen and Frontline Foods to support COVID-19 relief efforts. The Darkest Timeline Podcast has also made a donation to both charities as well.



May 09, 2020
Episode 8 - Dusty Album Cuts

On the COVID-19 front, Ken and Joel discuss the challenges of reopening without testing and which coronavirus tests are reliable. Then a friend pops in and they all go over background filters, Masked Singer, and who had the better cameo in Avengers Endgame. And multiple questions are answered!

May 08, 2020
Episode 7 - There Will Be Zings

Finally, a dose of good news on the Covid-19 front as Joel and Ken discuss remdesivir and optimistic forecasting on a vaccine. Then Jim Rash pops in and they all discuss the concept of zings, talking from the back of your throat, and how to accept an Academy Award.

May 03, 2020
Episode 6 - The 2010 Guys Choice Awards

While Ken and Joel discuss the economic ramifications of a Coronavirus vaccine, a Gillian Jacobs pops in to reminisce on all things Community with topics ranging from stolen props, incredible fan art and tears shed on the final day of filming. Oh, and they answer four questions!

Apr 28, 2020
Episode 5 - #DeathMechanic

Coronavirus update: While Ken stresses out bigly about protesters who want to reopen the economy, Joel calms his friend down by bringing in a special guest, who tears the house down. Oh, and no questions are answered.

Apr 22, 2020
Episode 4 - A Very Special Letter From a Lady in Reno, NV.

Joel tells us what it was like to interview several of the key TIGER KING players on Netflix’s THE TIGER KING AND I. Ken & Joel talk Coronavirus. Ken gives us his update on where we are at in terms of peak days and the challenges ahead. The guys attempt to do a "rewatch" of the Community episode "Critical Film Studies" (S 2, E 19). This proves to be way harder than either of them expected so they enlist the help of a special guest. The boys answer questions about everything from Anthony Michael Hall, John Oliver and whether or not they have been to New Zealand. And Ken reminisces about a very special letter from a lady in Reno, NV.

Apr 17, 2020
Episode 3 - Meanwhile at the Hearst Castle

Joel and Ken sit down to answer your questions about COMMUNITY. Joel and Ken ponder the structure of their podcast and look to outside sources for help. Joel tells Ken a few of his stories concerning the Hearst Castle, Character Actor Richard Erdman and what it was like to portray Chevy Chase. Ken explains elements of Coronavirus to Joel including the pros and cons of Hydroxychloroquine as a means of therapy for Covid-19. Ken also recalls a chance encounter on the Sony Lot with Tim Tebow.

For more on legendary hollywood character actor Richard Erdman. See below for his iMDB page.

Joel stars in A FUTILE AND STUPID GESTURE as Chevy Chase. The film is about comedy legend Doug Kenney. A FUTILE AND STUPID GESTURE is now streaming on NETFLIX along with every season of COMMUNITY. 

Apr 10, 2020
Episode 2 - Reboot

Joel and Ken talk to Andrew Yang about his foundation, Humanity Forward. 

See below for the link:

Andrew Yang talks about the Justine Bateman film, Satisfaction. 

See below for a trailer:

Joel and Ken call up Gillian and they talk about Community. Now streaming on Netflix. 

Apr 03, 2020
Episode 1 - Pilot

Quarantined and socially distant within Hollywood; join Ken Jeong & Joel McHale as they FaceTime each other during these strange times to answer all your questions about Community, Coronavirus and all things in between.

Mar 27, 2020