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The Many Lives of Kal Penn

A poster advertising an event called "The Many Lives of Kal Penn" for May 7 at 7 PM, featuring a man in a suit.

Brown County Public Library joins more than 200 Illinois libraries for Season 3 of Illinois Libraries Present, a collaborative effort featuring virtual events with bestselling and award-winning authors and esteemed speakers. The season continues with The Many Lives of Kel Penn. The event will take place via Zoom on Tuesday, May 7 at 7 PM.

Penn will be joined in conversation by Bridget Petrites, Evanston Public Library, who will facilitate a unique and fun game show-style experience featuring the myriad accomplishments of Penn’s life and previously submitted audience questions. 

Kal Penn is an actor, writer, producer, and former Associate Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement. He is known for his starring roles in Designated Survivor, House, Mira Nair’s The Namesake, the Harold & Kumar franchise, and the Christmas comedy The Santa Clauses for Disney+. 

Earlier this year, Penn wrapped production on the Bloomberg Green climate change docuseries, Getting Warmer with Kal Penn, and the Viacom/Paramount+ comedy, Surina & Mel. Following the departure of Trevor Noah from The Daily Show, Kal was named as an upcoming guest host.

His first book You Can’t Be Serious was released in November 2021 and he narrates the audiobook.


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