‘Sons of Anarchy’ season 5 video: Joel McHale talks role of Warren

If you are thrilled to see Joel McHale on “Sons of Anarchy,” we have some good news for you: a new video from the show’s set that features the “Community” star having plenty of fun while nonetheless working on a pretty hardcore show.

In kicking things off, McHale joked that he is going to be the “saving grace” for the show when he first appears as con man Warren during the sixth episode of season 5 (or, in McHale’s words, season 1). He also did his best Jeff Winger impression by saying that his performance was going to cause the show to “jump with the shark,” which is apparently awesome and not anything bad as suggested by the phrase “jumping the shark.”

On a more serious note, McHale said that he has always wanted to play some sort of action hero since he was a kid, and doing this show was a bit of wish fulfillment for him in between the running and shooting. He also said that despite the gritty nature of the show’s subject matter and the set being so noisy with all of the motorcycles, the cast and crew here could not be any more organized or professional in getting things done.

Now, back to jokes. Even though McHale calls himself a new “series regular,” we’re pretty sure he is joking about that given that he already has the title on his NBC comedy. What actually is a little bit ironic here is that the new season of “Sons of Anarchy” kicks off on September 11, and by the time that he makes his debut appearance, it is not going to be that far off from his return to “Community” on October 19. Let’s just hope that everyone has enough room in their schedules for plenty of Joel in October.

Are you excited to see McHale doing something that is in many ways so far outside of his traditional comfort zone? We want to hear your thoughts below! If you want to see what else “Sons of Anarchy” creator Kurt Sutter is working on now with Katey Sagal, be sure and read the story here.

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