mindy kaling

“I had a great time in high school, but it wasn’t the high school experience you see on teen dramas, where people are in serious romantic relationships, and hanging out in parking lots or whatever (isn’t that loitering?). I had fun in my academic

Just got word yesterday that Mindy Kaling—who plays airhead Kelly Kapoor on NBC’s The Office—will join costar Rainn Wilson for his music-and-comedy benefit show at the Paramount Theatre on November 19. This, my friends, is excellent. Despite her character’s passion for celebrity gossip and Hello Kitty laptop covers, Kaling is a bright effin’ comedian who frequently writes and directs episodes of the show, and was recently promoted to executive producer, according to Vulture.

If you missed last year’s show, Seattle native Wilson brought Craig Robinson (Darryl) and the real-life buddies pulled together an evening of one-liners and keyboard singalongs. (Check out the video recap of Rainn Wilson and Friends.)

Also on the program this year: singer-songwriter Andy Grammer, Visqueen, Colin Meloy of the Decemberists, and Seattle superhero Phoenix Jones.

Tickets ($26–$101.25) are available Sept 24 at 10am at the Paramount box office or Moore Theatre kiosk, at stgpresents.org, or by calling 877-784-4849. All proceeds support Seattle-based education nonprofit the Mona Foundation, one of Wilson’s favorite charities.

Rainn Wilson and Friends is Nov 19 at 8pm at the Paramount Theatre.