Joel McHale Joel McHale

Joel McHale may have gone pants-less for the Community finale, but he's ready to step it up a notch for next season.

"Who needs underwear now?" McHale told on the red carpet of the NBC Upfront earlier this week. "Look, we need to take some risks!"

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Just last week, the NBC comedy, which was on the bubble, was renewed for a fifth season. The news came just a day after the series finale, one of McHale's favorites of the season, scored 3.1 million viewers.

Watch below for more from McHale, including why he compares Community fans to The X Men.