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Buy Tickets for Thalia Book Club: Kal Penn, You Can't Be Serious

Symphony Space / Literature

Thalia Book Club: Kal Penn, You Can't Be Serious


The multi-talented actor, writer, producer, and former Obama staffer shares his first book, You Can’t Be Serious. This refreshingly candid memoir follows Penn’s surprising journey from smoking fake weed with a fake President in Harold & Kumar to serving the country and advising a real one. In conversation with Valerie Jarrett (Finding My Voice: My Journey to the West Wing and the Path Forward). The conversation will be follow by an audience Q&A.

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There are a limited number of companion tickets available, these tickets are $20 and do not include a book. To purchase a companion ticket, add a standard ticket and a companion ticket to your cart. The companion ticket will be discounted at checkout. Note that companion tickets are only available to purchase with a full-price ticket and don't include a copy of the book. All other tickets, excluding livestream, come with a copy of You Can’t Be Serious from our friends at Strand Bookstore.

Please note, while Kal Penn has pre-signed books, there will not be signing line at this event.


Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre

Expected Run Time is 75 minutes

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