Yet another celebrity will be visiting campus as an honoree of the year, joining the ranks of Justin Timberlake and Wyclef Jean. This time, it's Jeff Garlin, who's been selected as the first Immediate Gratification Player of the Year.
Best known as Larry David’s manager Jeff Greene on HBO’s "Curb Your Enthusiasm," Garlin will be attending an IGP improv show on Saturday, Mar. 6, at 11:30 p.m. to perform a guest monologue and to receive his award.
In addition to executive producing and co-starring in "Curb Your Enthusiasm," Garlin was the voice actor for the spaceship captain in "WALL-E." He began his career in improvisation, performing with Second City in Chicago, a group whose illustrious alums include Tina Fey and Rachel Dratch.
Instead of a medal or trophy, Garlin will be fortunate enough to receive his very own red-and-yellow necktie, an IGP hallmark.
Garlin is the first to receive this honor, but IGP czar Scott A. Levin-Gesundheit ’11 said he hopes the troupe will give many more awards in the coming years.
“We’re hoping to give this award as much as possible, devaluing it to the point where it basically means nothing,” Levin-Gesundheit said.
To find out more, check out Tuesday's issue of The Crimson.