P&P Live! Kal Penn — You Can't Be Serious

Upcoming Event
Friday, November 5, 2021 - 7:00pm

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This event is presented in partnership with Literati Bookstore, Oblong Books, and Watchung Booksellers.

You Can’t Be Serious is a series of funny, consequential, awkward, and ridiculous stories from Kal’s idiosyncratic life. It’s about being the grandson of Gandhian freedom fighters, and the son of immigrant parents: people who came to this country with very little and went very far—and whose vision of the American dream probably never included their son sliding off an oiled-up naked woman in a raunchy Ryan Reynolds movie…or getting a phone call from Air Force One as Kal flew with the country’s first Black president.


Kal Penn has played leading roles in some of the world’s most-watched television shows, including How I Met Your Mother, 24, Designated Survivor, House, and more. He currently stars in the CBS series Clarice, a sequel to Silence of the Lambs, and the Disney Junior animated series Mira, Royal Detective. He was also the cocreator and star of the NBC/Universal comedy Sunnyside, and host, cocreator, and executive producer of a six-episode series in October 2020 for Disney’s Freeform Channel called Kal Penn Approves This Message, aimed at entertaining and informing young voters. He has also served as an Adjunct Lecturer in Sociology and Film Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, and in Sociology and Political Science at the University of California, Los Angeles. Kal has worked at the very highest levels of politics, as an Associate Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement, where he was President Obama’s Liaison to Young Americans, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, and the Arts communities in America.

Penn will be in conversation with John Cho, one of our most dynamic actors, his esteemed career has spanned over two decades. Cho has continued to deliver compelling performances in both film and television and has positioned him as one of the first Korean-American actors in the mainstream to break through business and cultural barriers.

P&P Live!
Washington, DC 20008
Non Fiction
You Can't Be Serious Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982171384
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Gallery Books - November 2nd, 2021

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