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Kal Penn is an actor, comedian, and former White House staff member in the Obama administration. As an actor, he is known for his role portraying Lawrence Kutner on the television program House, as well as the character Kumar Patel in the Harold & Kumar film series. He is also recognized for his performance in the film The Namesake.

From 2016 to 2019, he played Seth Wright in the political drama Designated Survivor, he also served as a consultant on the show.[7] and served as host of the game show Superhuman. In 2019, Penn portrayed Garrett Modi in the NBC sitcom series Sunnyside.

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EDINBURGH 2023: Kiran Deol Q&A

BWW catches up with Kiran Deol to chat about bringing Joysuck to the 2023 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

John Lloyd Young Returns to Cafe Carlyle Tonight

John Lloyd Young, the Tony and Grammy Award-winning original star of Jersey Boys, returns to the Café Carlyle, March 28 through April 1, with an all-new set of Golden Era classics.

Al Franken Makes Guest Host Debut on THE DAILY SHOW

Al Franken kicks off his guest host week of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show. The former politician and comedian’s debut tonight is a part of the roster of comedy greats and all-star correspondent and contributors guest hosting the next chapter of the award-winning late night franchise in the coming weeks. 

President Joe Biden to Appear on THE DAILY SHOW This Week

Tonight, President Joe Biden will join guest host Kal Penn for an in-depth interview on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show at 11 p.m. ET/PT. Penn, who previously served in the Obama Administration, joined President Biden for a sit-down interview at the White House along with a special tour of the Oval Office. Watch a video preview!

JOHN LLOYD YOUNG To Play Café Carlyle March 28 Through April 1

The Tony and Grammy Award-winning original star of JERSEY BOYS returns to the Café Carlyle with an all-new set of Golden Era classics.

Video: Tina Fey, Erika Dickerson-Despenza & More Honored at 2023 PEN America Literary Awards

Watch video of Tina Fey and more being honored at the 2023 PEN America Literary Awards!

Erika Dickerson-Despenza and Vinod Kumar Shukla to be Honored at PEN America Literary Awards

PEN America has announced recipients of two monumental career achievement honors to be presented live at the 59th Annual PEN Literary Awards, March 2 at The Town Hall.

Kal Penn to Host 2023 PEN America Literary Awards

Kal Penn, the acclaimed actor, author, and former Obama White House aide, will host the 60th annual PEN America Literary Awards, to be held Thursday, March 2, at The Town Hall in New York City. 

DES MOINES Starring Michael Shannon & More Extends at TFANA

Theatre for a New Audience has announced the extension of the Off-Broadway premiere of Denis Johnson’s Des Moines. The final play from the late author now runs through January 8, 2023 (extended from an original closing date of January 1).

Sarah Cooper, Lucy Freyer & More Complete the Cast of Katie Holmes Led THE WANDERERS

Complete casting has been announced for Roundabout Theatre Company's New York premiere of The Wanderers by Anna Ziegler, directed by Barry Edelstein and starring Katie Holmes. Find out who is joining the cast, the performance schedule and how to get tickets.

John Leguizamo, Sarah Silverman & More to Guest Host THE DAILY SHOW Following Trevor Noah's Exit

Al Franken, Chelsea Handler, D. L. Hughley, Leslie Jones, John Leguizamo, Hasan Minhaj, Kal Penn, Sarah Silverman, Wanda Sykes and Marlon Wayans along with TDS correspondents and contributors are set to host with additional details to be announced.

DES MOINES Starring Michael Shannon & More Announces New Preview & Opening Dates

Theatre for a New Audience has announced new preview, press, and opening dates for Denis Johnson’s Des Moines. Due to the detection of Covid within the Des Moines company, performances November 29 – December 3 have been canceled, with the production now beginning December 4.

VIDEO: Disney+ Debuts THE SANTA CLAUSES Series Trailer

Disney+ debuted a new trailer for “The Santa Clauses' series. The series stars Tim Allen as Scott Calvin/Santa Claus, Elizabeth Mitchell as Carol/Mrs. Claus, Elizabeth Allen-Dick as Sandra, Devin Bright as Noel, Austin Kane as Cal, Matilda Lawler as Betty, Rupali Redd as Grace and Kal Penn as Simon Choksi. Watch the new video trailer now!

THE KITE RUNNER Will Launch North American Tour in 2024

Dramatic Publishing has licensed the Broadway production of The Kite Runner, and a North American tour is being planned for 2024. Tour cities, dates and casting will be announced. The Kite Runner will have played 17 previews and 117 regular performances on Broadway.

LIVE! With Kelly & Ryan Announce 'Multiverse Halloween' Episode

From “House of Dragons” to “Stranger Things” and “The Kardashians” to “The Bachelorette,” or from “The Bear” to “Real Housewives” and Nancy Sinatra to Freddie Mercury and more, the show is a nonstop, laugh-ridden hour with tricks and treats along the way. Plus, actor and funny man Kal Penn will join Kelly and Ryan live on the show.

ABC Announces 2022 Holiday Programming Schedule

Two dazzling specials featuring some of the biggest names in music will bring melodies in December: “A Very Backstreet Christmas” celebrates the holidays with The Backstreet Boys, and “Finding Harmony” is an uplifting story featuring EGOT winner John Legend and David Brown, founder of the Columbus-based Harmony Project in Ohio.

VIDEO: Watch the Final SMILE Film Trailer Starring Sosie Bacon

After witnessing a bizarre, traumatic incident involving a patient, Dr. Rose Cotter (Sosie Bacon) starts experiencing frightening occurrences that she can't explain. As an overwhelming terror begins taking over her life, Rose must confront her troubling past in order to survive and escape her horrifying new reality. Watch the video trailer now!

MTV Entertainment Announces Star-Studded JODIE Film Cast

Joining Tracee Ellis Ross (“Black-ish”) is Pamela Adlon (“Better Things”), Cole Escola (“Search Party”), Jojo T. Gibbs (“Twenties”), William Jackson Harper (“Love Life”), Alex Moffat (“Saturday Night Live”), Dermot Mulroney (“Hanna”), Kal Penn (“Designated Survivor”), Kofi Siriboe (“Queen Sugar”), Heléne Yorke (“The Other Two”), and more.

A VICIOUS CIRCLE Will Have an Industry Reading Next Week

A new play about the decades-long, tempestuous friendship between Dorothy Parker and Robert Benchley will receive an industry reading on Wednesday, May 18, 2022.

Disney Channel Series to Debut Four Bollywood-Inspired Specials

Since its premiere in March 2020 and for more than 100 stories, 'Mira, Royal Detective' has highlighted the rich, diverse cultures of India. Each episode centers on the clever heroine Mira and her friends, including her sleuthing mongoose sidekicks Mikku and Chikku, as they help others by solving mysteries in their kingdom community of Jalpur.

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