Joel McHale wonders why Reno's nickname is "The Biggest Little City in the World."
"It's not really a big city but it's not a little one either; it's an average-sized city," said McHale, the host of the E! network show "The Soup," during his comedy show Saturday at the Silver Legacy Resort Casino in Reno.
McHale said he has a better idea for Reno's slogan.
"40 percent less a-holes than Las Vegas," he said.
McHale's stand-up act was divided in two parts -- celebrities and his family.
Other highlights from the show:
-On 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians", an E! reality show that follows socialite Kim Kardashian and her family, including stepfather Bruce Jenner, the former Olympic decathlete champion: "I call it 'Gaggle of Gypsies and the Scarecrow.'
Kim is only famous for having a big ass and a sex tape. I did a photo shoot with them... and her mother asked me not to bring up the sex tape. That's like me interviewing Neil Armstrong and him saying 'don't bring up the moon landing.'"
-On Ryan Seacrest, the "American Idol" and E! host, whose height is often ridiculed by McHale: "I call him Frodo or my frosted-tip jockey."
-On "The Soup", which airs ridiculous clips from reality, talk and scripted shows followed by McHale's snarky commentary: "'The Soup' is the sanitation department on television. TV has become a wasteland."
-On "The Hills," an MTV show that follows vapid twenty-somethings in Southern California: "The show that is going to be the end of us all is 'The Hills.' It's a worse problem than methamphetamine. Especially Spencer (Pratt) with his creepy, flesh-colored beard."
-On E!'s "grandpa" and Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner: "His whole body is made of beef jerky now... he got upset when I made a comment about how he's dating 19-year-old twins. I said 'watch E! and see three Playmates push around an old piece of leather.'"
-On the difference between a drunk person in Reno and one in Las Vegas: "The Las Vegas drunk is wearing an Ed Hardy t-shirt or one that says Tapout or Affliction. I call them douche capes."
-On having a frugal father: "He had a heart attack and refused an ambulance. He said he didn't want to pay for a $1,000 cab ride. My mom drove him to the hospital and the only thing that kept him alive was the warm thought of saving money."
-On marriage: "My wife gave me the greatest gift of all- Grand Theft Auto 4!"
-On fatherhood: "First, my son puts a puzzle together in two minutes and I think he's going to be president. Two minutes later, he's in a corner trying to keep saliva in his mouth and I think he's going to be a retard."
This fall, McHale will star in the NBC sitcom "Community."