Well, you can, if you sign up to participate in Americans for the Arts’s conference call with Penn (who now goes by his birth name, Kalpen Modi) on the subject of President Obama’s United We Serve initiative. The call is tomorrow, Thursday, August 27 at 3pm Eastern time. Americans for the Arts has partnered with the NEA and the Obama administration to bring you serve.artsusa.org, where you can not only register for the call but also upload your service-oriented arts project to serve.gov, find volunteers for your project and opportunities to volunteer yourself, and sign a petition supporting the creation of a national Artist Corps.

FYI, though Modi is best known for his role as a pot-smoking dunderhead in the Harold and Kumar movies, he is a graduate of UCLA, has taught two courses in Asian American and media studies at the University of Pennsylvania, and is currently pursuing a certificate from Stanford in international security. Underestimate him at your peril.

  • Kate

    hey – he played a DOCTOR on House!