Kal Penn to teach at Penn

Would you take a class from this guy? Kal Penn in Epic Movie.

Actor Kal Penn, Kumar of Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle, is going to teach two classes at the University of Pennsylvania next year.

Penn, whose real name is Kalpen Modi, will teach Images of Asian Americans in the Media and Contemporary American Teen Films in the Asian American Studies and Cinema Studies departments at Penn.

I just saw (Kal) Penn in The Namesake, where he gave a wonderful serious turn as the main character, Gogol. You could see a little bit of Kumar in the performance and there was one pot-smoking scene, but Penn is definitely showing some dramatic acting chops.

Penn could also be seen recently in the awful, Van Wilder: The Rise of Taj, Epic Movie and he did a few episodes of 24 this season.

This post can also be found on Hyphen magazine’s blog.

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