Joel McHale to Host Comedic Cooking Competition Show Celebrity Beef

Famous folks compete in E!’s new reality competition series Celebrity Beef. Heading to E! in August, Celebrity Beef is hosted by comedian and actor Joel McHale and features a variety of celebrities competing to create the ultimate dish despite the various comedic challenges leveled their way. You can get a sneak peek at the series by watching the official trailer below, and you can watch the show when it premieres on Aug. 2, 2022.

Each week, an episode of Celebrity Beef will follow two celebrity contestants, pitting them head to head in a cook-off. The idea is that the show will allow real-life celebrity “beefs” to be settled through a cooking competition, giving them a chance to finally “squash their beef with knives in hand, spices on the rack, and ready to prepare the best dish this side of Hollywood Hills.” The celebs will also delve into the inside scoop of their rivalry.


McHale’s hosting duties have him also serving as prosecutor, judge, and jury, having him create “twists and turns with various challenges throughout the showdown.” Winning each particular challenge will have the winner awarded to certain advantages, such as exclusive ingredients, as the competition moves forward. Meanwhile, the loser of each round will also be punished, such as swapping out their knives for gardening tools.

At the end of the competition, each contestant will present their final meal to McHale, and after a taste test, the host declares the ultimate winner, ideally to help the duo squash their beef once and for all. Trophies will also be honored to winners along with a $10,000 cash donation to a charity of choice.

Celebrity Beef Comes to E! in August


The full list of celebrities has been revealed for this freshman season of Celebrity Beef. The show features Cheryl Hines & Rachael Harris, Ben Higgins & Nick Viall, Cynthia Bailey & Todd Bridges, Andy Grammer & Justin Baldoni, Justin Sylvester & Loni Love, Dolores Catania & Caroline Manzo, Missi Pyle & Jeff Lewis, and Nikki & Brie Bella.

McHale executive produces the series with Rebecca Hertz, Steven Michaels, Jodi Flynn, James Macnab, Andi Walker Ochoa, and Ariel Brozell. The Content Group, part of Asylum Entertainment Group, is producing. The show will air immediately after the current season of Celebrity Game Face which is hosted and executiev produced by Kevin Hart. Jenny Daly, Tom Forman, Jon Beyer, Bryan Smiley, Mike Stein, Michael Canter, and Jeff Krask also executive produce.

Celebrity Beef premieres on E! on Aug. 2, 2022.