Joel McHale Says He Supports His Son's Decision Not to Go to College: 'You Have to Listen to Your Kid'

McHale shares his two sons Edward, 19, and Isaac, 15, with his wife Sarah

<p>Gregg DeGuire/Variety/Getty</p> Joel McHale

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Joel McHale

Joel McHale isn't putting pressure on his son to attend college.

While appearing on Tuesday's episode of Today with Hoda & Jenna, the Community actor, 52, spoke with co-hosts Hoda Kotb, 59, and Jenna Bush Hager, 42, about a recent interview he did where he revealed that his son Eddie, 19, wasn't planning on going to college.

"You talked in an interview, on a serious note, that your son decided he was not going to college. That it wasn’t the right fit for him," Kotb said.

"Oh yeah, my older son Eddie. He loves video games and LEGOs and he was like, he said, ‘I might go to college, I’ll let you know.’ So I said, ‘Yeah, if you want to go work for a video game company, do your thing!’ " McHale shared.

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Joel McHale and wife Sarah

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"There’s all these expectations to do things and I think you have to listen to your kid and think, ‘What do they really want?’ And then force them to do the opposite," McHale went on to add.

McHale shares his sons Eddie and Isaac, 15, with wife Sarah.

In an exclusive clip recently shared with PEOPLE from an episode of Getting Grilled with Curtis Stone, the comedian chatted with the celebrity chef about how he raised his two sons.

"It's all the cliches. The greatest thing that's ever happened, right?" McHale said of being a dad. "And then it is the most challenging thing that's ever happened. It takes up a lot of time and money. But I don't think I will die alone and get eaten by cats because I think some family member will check in on me."

"Our eldest, he's 18 and he's on the autism spectrum and he'll be the first to tell you that. And then he would walk up to you and go, 'Tell me about a time you got hurt.' And then wait for your answer," he said of his son Edward.

Stone later complimented McHale and his wife on raising Edward so well.

"There's no other choice other to just love that kid and see what he wants to do," McHale said.

"Life throws you all sorts of things," he added. "And the journey with the kids has not been a traditional one, because everyone else around us is doing more typical things. And I'm like, 'Hey. It's all good. Let's see what happens.'"

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