Padma Lakshmi Makes Her Improv-Comedy Debut


We didnt think anybody could look hot in the basement of a Gristedes. But after four six-hour days in one of UCB's Level One intensives, Padma Lakshmi proved us totally wrong during her required graduation show. Wearing a see-through top, she giggled through the other teams performance, even during a scene about a young girl courting men at an AARP singles night. (Her date, Teddy Forstmann, didnt laugh.) When the All White and a Little Brown team took the stage, Padma (presumably the little bit of brown) performed a monologue about being an everything but girl in high school (as were all of her friends). She talked about skipping school to get drunk with a guy who tried to figure out what exactly was on the menu: sex, everything but, or anything goes. We learned that a wedgie is called a murphy on the West Coast, and there are different euphanisms for oral sex and handsies, too. Heres hoping Padma keeps improvising. Wed love to see her at Under St. Marks or doing a set in Long Island City. Well even buy her a hoodie and some Converse to replace that see-through top.