Kal Penn is the epitome of a jack-of-all-trades as the New Jersey native went from the big screen to become a White House staff member during Barack Obama‘s presidency.
Although he no longer serves as the Associate Director of public engagement in the White House, the 44-year-old still has a lot to share about his incredible career.
During a recent appearance on “The Kelly Clarkson Show,” the “House” star got candid about his time under Obama’s reign, including the outrageous moment he mistook a strip club for a tapas bar.
Kal Penn Almost Took The Former President To A Strip Club
Penn joined the beautiful songbird Kelly Clarkson on her talk show to promote his latest book, “You Can’t Be Serious.”
This memoir contained behind-the-scenes stories about the author’s time in the White House and his private life. One of these crazy moments was when the “Harold & Kumar” star almost took Obama to a strip club.
This ridiculous mistake occurred when the entertainer went to get a haircut and was invited by the barber to a tapas bar. At the time, the actor was famished, so he happily gave his consent.
Elated at Penn’s approval, the barber got bold and implored the White House staffer to bring the entire Office of Public Engagement as well as the President.
Upon hearing this heavy request, the 44-year-old stated that it wouldn’t be easy bringing Obama, but he collected the barber’s business card for future events.
Once he got home, the “Designated Survivor” actor took a second look at the business card and realized his terrible mistake. Instead of “tapas bar,” the card read, “Rodolfo’s Ladies Topless Bar.”
There is no telling that the actor and his employer must have had an actual situation on their hands that required urgent attention.
“The Namesake” Actor Is Head Over Heels For His Fiance
Last month, The Blast reported that the former White House staffer got engaged to his longtime partner, Josh.
Although his lover has been kept out of the spotlight, the “Epic Movie” star proudly shared juicy details about their relationship.
The lovebirds have been together for 11 years, but before their budding romance bloomed into a romantic engagement, the pair encountered a few obstacles.
Surprisingly, the first obstacle in their relationship was Penn. The “Superhuman” host initially believed the couple wasn’t compatible because of their different interests.
Luckily, the 44-year-old learned to enjoy Josh’s hobbies, especially his partner’s love for NASCAR races. The full details of their relationship can be found in the entertainer’s memoir, “You Can’t Be Serious.”
Cardi B Is Set To Officiate The Author’s Upcoming Wedding
It all began after the “Sunnyside” star shared a tweet about a strange dream he had after spotting the “WAP” rapper on his flight to LA.
The actor’s fantasy involved the “Bodak Yellow” crooner officiating his wedding on the plane, and surprisingly, Cardi was qualified for the job.
The “Up” rapper confirmed that she had the required license to make Penn’s dream wedding a reality. Upon hearing the good news, the author graciously accepted the singer’s services.