With the lockout in full effect across the NHL, players are forced to look elsewhere to keep themselves buys. LA Kings forward Dustin Penner looked no further than late night television.
He told the Winnipeg Sun:
“I called my agent, who used to work in Hollywood, and asked if he could find me something to do,” Penner said. “I don’t want to get paid. I’m not looking for a real job. Just something fun, a life experience thing that I can look back at. “I was just going through the everyday motions of being an intern,” Penner explained. “Sweeping the floor, filling the printer tray with paper — and letting out my aggression on the other interns.
“I’m trying to bully my way to the top of the food chain at TBS.”
“It was a lot of fun,” he said. “Because I fancy myself as a bit of a comedic enthusiast. I try to find laughter every day.”
Penner’s 15 minutes of fame came on Monday night when he appeared on Conan and you can watch Penner and his roller blades below as well as a recap of his internship.