Kal Penn brings #sexyface to the DNC
September 5th, 2012
10:24 AM ET

Kal Penn brings #sexyface to the DNC

Hollywood and politics have mixed it up plenty in the past, and the overlap is feeling especially apparent this election year.

Following Clint Eastwood's now famous conversation with an empty chair (and the pleas of Betty White fans to get her to the Democratic National Convention), actor Kal Penn had a turn at the DNC podium Tuesday.

Five lines that killed on Day 1 of Democratic National Convention

Penn, an actor who's served as an associate director in the White House Office of Public Engagement, brought sexy back to the DNC - well, #sexyface, at least.

The 35-year-old "Harold & Kumar" star launched a Twitter trend last night as he expressed his support of the Obama administration - and fired off a wisecrack about Eastwood's Republican National Convention speech.

"I've worked on a lot of fun movies, but my favorite job was having a boss who gave the order to take out bin Laden, and who's cool with all of us getting gay married," Penn said. "So thank you, invisible man in the chair, for that. And for giving my friends access to affordable health insurance and doubling funding for the Pell Grant."

Penn explained that he began volunteering for Obama in 2007, and he's returned to support the administration that he feels has brought about change.

"So before I close, and as I wonder which Twitter hashtags you'll start using when I'm done talking - hashtag sexyface - I ask all of you young people to join me," he said, promising, "You don't even have to put pants on."

And as he closed, he even used a "four-letter word": "Vote."

Did you catch Penn join the speakers at day 1 of the DNC? How do you think he did?

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  4. Michael Caliazzo

    convention sucks as does Rahm emmanuel.

    September 6, 2012 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Michael Calaizzo

    Bill Mahrer is soo GAY!

    September 6, 2012 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Fiddlesticks

    if your desperate for a cool friend at a certain age ..they your self esteem needs questioning

    September 6, 2012 at 9:32 am | Report abuse |
  7. onetoothree?

    he has his own click he doesn't need another on.

    September 5, 2012 at 7:35 pm | Report abuse |
  8. the_dude

    This guy reminds me of the guy who is so desparate to have cool friends he will basically do or say anything he has to to hang with the cool kids.

    September 5, 2012 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
  9. LKathy

    who cares

    September 5, 2012 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Lmichelle

    Harold and Kumar are cool. There not constipated. Everyone likes them.

    September 5, 2012 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
  11. sorry but...

    who is this guy again? lol

    September 5, 2012 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  12. what a bore

    you wonder why there is other visits...

    September 5, 2012 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  13. dhw.

    what a bore...

    September 5, 2012 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  14. right here


    September 5, 2012 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
  15. test


    September 5, 2012 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
  16. Chuck C

    I bet Kumar's toots are extra smelly.

    September 5, 2012 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
    • Kal


      I can only bet if you are really a "toots smelling expert"....I do not want to entertain the advice of a non experts..... LOL!!!

      September 5, 2012 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Wondering

    is he related to sean penn? just curious

    September 5, 2012 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
  18. Laquanda James


    September 5, 2012 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
  19. Joe Kredlow

    I think there should be a law that if you post you should use your real name, none of these fake names.

    September 5, 2012 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
    • Laquanda James

      Me too. But I do agree he looks overly constipated. Maybe he ate too much cheese. That and peanut butter binds me up.

      September 5, 2012 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
  20. yvr

    to : margo, monkeycig, jeff, tracie and Demetrius.
    it seems like you are able to identify yourself through Kal...lol. good for you. seems like all of you look constipated and resembles like a monkey. (takes one to identify another- good job losers)

    September 5, 2012 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
    • Tracie

      No. You. You are a monkey face do do. I'm rubber you're glue. Bounces off me and sticks to you !

      September 5, 2012 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
  21. Mulva

    Harold and Kumer are in their thirties. That's older than my mom and dad. They aren't cool anymore. My mom said its time they grow up.

    September 5, 2012 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
  22. LaLa

    day off next week.

    September 5, 2012 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
    • Jeff

      You're too lucky. We have school every day, but library celphone time on Wednesday and Friday. I think Harold looks all constipated too. If he eated some of Kumar's indian food it would clear that constipation riiiiight up.

      September 5, 2012 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
  23. Margo

    yep constipated.

    September 5, 2012 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
  24. monkeycig...

    he does look constipated your right.

    September 5, 2012 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
  25. Jeff

    He looked like a foreigner to me. From India where they rub poooopie on their skin.

    September 5, 2012 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
    • sweta

      You are a crazy racist human being! He was born in USA! The real americans are the native Indians, so that makes you a foreigner too! I bet you dropped out of high school!

      September 7, 2012 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
  26. Tracie

    I think he looks constipated.

    September 5, 2012 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
  27. Demetrius

    You meant monkey do do face I think.

    September 5, 2012 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |

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