PEN Center USA literary awards a star-filled event

Aisha Tyler killed it as host of #PENUSAlitfest but we can’t quote her here without a lot of… redacted words


The PEN Center USA literary awards, as always, honored excellent writing and celebrated heroes of free speech on Tuesday. And host Aisha Tyler exercised it with a high-energy, highly profane commentary that kicked the event’s energy up a notch.

That gave winners like Lena Dunham and Judd Apatow — who took the teleplay award for the “Together” episode of “Girls” — a colorful starting point for their speeches. “I realized we beat out the last episode of ‘Breaking Bad.’ They’ve made a terrible mistake,” Apatow joked.

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