Kal Penn is ready for his hosting duties.
The Indo-American actor is expected to host a series of competitions on the Food Network called “Money Hungry”. The series is billed as “a competition that requires the abilities of a super taster combined with extensive culinary knowledge to complete a series of increasingly challenging taste tests encompassing the entire flavor world,” according to Deadline.
The “Designated Survivor” star has extensive experience in television contests. He hosted Fox’s “Superhuman,” in which five contestants competed for a grand prize of $ 50,000 as they demonstrated their unique talents in front of a panel of celebrities.
On Disney’s Freeform Channel in 2020, he hosted the show “Kal Penn Approves This Message,” a clever and irreverent comedy series that explored issues relevant to Millennial and Gen Z voters. He also co-created and produced the six-episode series.
Penn has now added the author to his CV. He is working on a memoir, “You Can’t Be Serious”, a series of funny, consistent, awkward and ridiculous stories from his idiosyncratic life, by the Simon & Schuster publishing house.
In these refreshing and candid memoirs, Penn, he says, talks about why he rejected the advice of his aunts and guidance counselors and, instead of becoming a doctor or “something practical,” embarked on a journey. surprising who included acting, writing, working as a farm laborer, teaching Ivy League University and smoking fake weed with a fake president of the United States, before serving the country and advising a real one .
“You Can’t Be Serious” will be published by Gallery Books, a division of Simon and Schuster, on November 2, 2021.
Penn has played leading roles in some of the most watched TV shows including “How I Met Your Mother”. He currently stars in the CBS series, “Clarice”, a sequel to “Silence of the Lambs” and the Disney Junior animated series, “Mira, Royal Detective”.
On the big screen, Penn has starred in films that have collectively grossed over $ 1 billion, including the “Harold and Kumar” franchise, “National Lampoon’s Van Wilder”, “Superman Returns” and “The Namesake”, among others. .
He was also an associate lecturer in sociology and film studies at the University of Pennsylvania, and in sociology and political science at the University of California at Los Angeles.
Penn worked as an associate director of the White House Office of Public Engagement, where he served as President Obama’s liaison to young Americans, Asian and Pacific Islander Americans, and artistic communities in America.