Paul Rudd and Tina Fey show off Jayhawk spirit

Posted on Feb 13, 2013 in Alumni News and News

Every KU fan has probably seen the photo of famous actors Paul Rudd, ’92, and Tina Fey holding KU shirts that was widely circulated on Facebook late last week:

Paul Rudd and Tina Fey with KU Jayhawk shirts |

Photo submitted by Teresa of Mix 93.3

But have you heard the story behind it?

The host of the Rocket and Teresa Show on Mix 93.3 radio station in Kansas City, Teresa, was invited to fly to New York City for a screening of Rudd and Fey’s new movie, “Admission,” and to interview the stars.

Teresa has worked with Paul’s mother, Gloria, to help promote his annual Big Slick charity poker tournament in Kansas City. Before her trip to New York, Teresa asked Gloria for something cute she could take along as a gift, and Gloria gave her a book and some other trinkets from his old bedroom to give him as a joke (we didn’t get the inside scoop on just what those items were).

Since the movie “Admission” is about getting into college, Teresa also asked Kansas Sampler/Rally House if they would provide KU shirts for the actors, and of course they said yes.

Although Teresa didn’t attend KU, she has lived in the Kansas City area since 2000, and according to her bio on the Mix 93.3 website, her two sons “think they are automatically Jayhawks just because they were born in Kansas.”

The now-famous picture was taken at the Waldorf-Astoria on Friday, Feb. 8.

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