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In 1992, You Could Have Had Paul Rudd DJ Your Bat Mitzvah

It’s always hilarious to see old footage of celebrities doing shitty gigs to pay their bills before they made it big. This Jell-O commercial with Lindsay Lohan may ring a bell. Or maybe this clip of Helen Hunt as a cracked out teen jumping through a window. Well, this morning Vanity Fair struck the “celebrity doing dumb shit to pay the bills” goldmine: It’s a video of Paul Rudd DJing a Bat Mitzvah in 1992.

He has Keanu Reeves hair. He’s wearing a bright yellow jacket. He helps the birthday girl cheat in a limbo contest. And from what you’re able to make out, he was always, always, always a smokin’ hot babe.

Enjoy. And please share any stories you have of pre-American Idol Carrie Underwood waiting on your table at Denny’s or Kevin Spacey fixing your toilet in 1981 in the comments.

Paul Rudd: Bat Mitzvah DJ from Jewish Forward on Vimeo.

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  • Molls – this made my day! I heart Paul Rudd even more now that I’ve seen him in that AWFUL outfit, still giving it his best.

  • Dude Didi Benomi went to West High with me, but I hung out with her older sister Mya more. They come from a Jewish family; they were, I guess kinda loaded thanks to their parents. She was into drama a little bit, and I think that’s odd because there were other people that starred in the high school plays (and were better), but Didi was a little prettier and alot less talented. Can’t have your cake and eat it too, right?

  • My dad has a copy of Bill Gates’ mugshot around in an old box soomewhere (they were friends in Albuquerque back in the day).