Josh Gad to Screen 1600 PENN for President Obama Today
NBC's new comedy 1600 PENN comes to the White House today, January 9 as President Obama will host the cast and crew at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue for a screening and reception for the series that premieres on Thursday, January 10 (9:30-10 p.m. ET).
The late-afternoon event climaxes a whirlwind day of promotional events in Washington, D.C., designed to launch 1600 Penn.The schedule also includes a tour of the White House and a screening and panel at the National Press Club.
President Obama will be joined by his speechwriting team, which once included Jon Lovett, who co-created and executive-produces the show with series star Josh Gad, director Jason Winer and Mike Royce.The series stars include Bill Pullman (Independence Day) as President Gilchrist, Jenna Elfman (Dharma and Greg) as his second wife, Emily, and Gad as Gilchrists wayward son, Skip.
Gad's television credits include "Back to You" and ABC's "Modern Family," as well as the animated series "Good Vibes," where he voiced the character of Mondo. Gad also starred in the title role in "Gigi: Almost American." He recently guest starred on FOX's hit show "New Girl."
Gad will be seen on the big screen in "Thanks for Sharing," opposite Gwyneth Paltrow, Mark Ruffalo and Tim Robbins, which premiered at this year's Toronto International Film Festival. In addition, he will also be seen starring as Steve Wozniak in the highly anticipated Steve Jobs biopic, "Jobs," opposite Ashton Kutcher, and co-starring in Fox's film "The Internship," opposite Will Ferrell and Owen Wilson, which will be released on June 7, 2013. His earlier film credits include roles in "21," "The Rocker," and "Love and Other Drugs."
Currently, he is lending his voice to DreamWork's animated film "Me and My Shadow," opposite Kate Hudson and Bill Hader. He also voiced the character of Louis in "Ice Age: Continental Drift," alongside Ray Romano, Queen Latifah, Jennifer Lopez and John Leguizamo.
Gad took Broadway by storm starring as Elder Cunningham in the Tony Award-winning musical comedy "Book of Mormon," written by the creators of "South Park," Trey Parker and Matt Stone, and Tony winner Robert Lopez ("Avenue Q"). Gad was nominated for a Tony, a Drama League and an Astaire Award, and won the Outer Critics Circle Award for his performance. Gad made his Broadway debut in the Tony Award-winning production of "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee."