Joel McHale’s wish: Meeting Boehner, Pelosi ‘at the same exact time’
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If you happen to see Reps. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and John BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerDems face hard choice for State of the Union response Even some conservatives seem open to return to earmarks Overnight Finance: Trump, lawmakers take key step to immigration deal | Trump urges Congress to bring back earmarks | Tax law poised to create windfall for states | Trump to attend Davos | Dimon walks back bitcoin criticism MORE (R-Ohio) crossing party lines and yucking it up together at the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner this weekend, Joel McHale might be nearby.

The evening’s emcee, and host of the E! channel’s “The Soup,” tells ITK he’s yearning to have some sort of comedic encounter with the Speaker and minority leader at the soiree on Saturday.

“I’d like to meet Nancy Pelosi and John Boehner at the same exact time,” McHale said before explaining his diabolical plan, “And then try to do that weird thing when you’re at a party and be like, ‘Oh, you guys know each other, right?’ ”

McHale, who admits he’s “nervous” about delivering one-liners to a room full of journalists, lawmakers and celebs at the annual shindig at the Washington Hilton Hotel, says he is excited about at least one thing on Saturday night: “I’m definitely looking forward to the glass of wine that I’ll have after I walk off stage.”

And what’s he most scared could happen?

He replies without missing a beat, “My biggest fear is, I don’t know, a drone strike?”