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    Jimmy Kimmel Gives Joel McHale Tips on Hosting the White House Correspondents' Dinner—Watch Now!

    Joel McHale is going to Washington to host the White House Correspondents' Dinner on May 3. And since it's The Soup host's first time serving as emcee at the star-studded affair, he turned to a previous host for some guidance: Jimmy Kimmel.

    "Did you know that the President Barack Obama will be there?" the Community actor quipped to the late-night host during a Tuesday appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!. "Of the United States."

    "Yeah, and not only that, he's opening for you," Kimmel replied.

    "That's exactly how I wanted it to be," McHale said.

    "And unfortunately you happen to be doing this, when we have a President who is actually very funny," Kimmel explained. "Like when President Bush was there, it was ridiculous. I mean, following him was..."

    NEWS: Joel McHale to host White House Correspondents' Dinner

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    "You could do anything," McHale interrupted.

    Kimmel continued that "it's bad" for McHale since the commander-in-chief is "skilled," which prompted McHale to get some tips for the big night, also known as "nerd prom."

    "Should I go blue? What do you suggest? Just curse it up?" McHale asked.

    "Cursing is not a great idea. I don't think cursing is a good idea," Kimmel said, even though he did accidentally say a bad word during his recent stint.

    As for the nerves, Kimmel admitted that he had never been "more nervous in his life" and actually started cleaning his hotel room "like a lunatic."

    "Like you were on cocaine or something?" McHale joked.

    "You know I went and got a huge coffee beforehand and that was a mistake," Kimmel continued. "And I was already nervous to start with and I turned into a member of the housekeeping staff."

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