B.J. Novak Recalls Meeting Michael Jackson

Whitney Jefferson · 03/02/11 11:35AM

The man who plays The Office's Ryan showed up on the Late Show last night and regaled us with stories about his start as a stand-up comic, his father's ghostwriting career, and ...a dinner with Michael Jackson?

BJ Novak On Terrorist Double Standards

John Siegel · 08/12/10 08:00PM

The world has changed so much since BJ Novak started doing funny things for money. Here, a young Novak muses on what motivates terrorists, how to solve a problem in the Middle East, and delicious-sounding societal ills.

Office Star Rips Entire Internet

Ryan Tate · 06/16/10 03:02PM

The Office's BJ Novak hosted the 14th annual Webby Awards in New York the other night, starting with a great opening monologue mocking basically everyone and everything online. Highlights after the jump.

Happy Birthday

cityfile · 07/31/09 06:57AM

Bee Shaffer turns 22 today. Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau is turning 90. Billionaire financier Leon Black is 58. Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling is 44. Wesley Snipes is turning 47. Muckraking defense attorney Ron Kuby is 53. Another muckraker, entrepreneur Mark Cuban, is 51. Theater director Oskar Eustis turns 51. Ezra Zilkha is 84. The Office's B.J. Novak is 30. And actor Dean Cain is 43 today. Below, the birthdays of some people celebrating this weekend.

Happy Birthday

cityfile · 07/31/08 06:43AM

Hope mama got you something nice: Ms. Katherine E. Shaffer, better known as Bee, turns 21 today. Billionaire financier Leon Black is 57. Manhattan DA Robert Morgenthau is still going strong at 89. Defense attorney Ron Kuby turns 52. The Public's artistic director, Oskar Eustis, is 50. The Office's B.J. Novak is 29. Wesley Snipes is turning 46. Harry Potter scribe J.K. Rowling is 43. Actor Dean Cain is 42. Last but not least, banking heir (and father of socialite Bettina) Ezra Zilkha turns 83.

Where'd you go over the holidays?

Nicholas Carlson · 01/15/08 11:00AM

Cabo, it's supposed to be the West Coast's Mexico. But here's photographic evidence that Silicon Alley entrepreneurs (and B.J. Novak from "The Office," back left) like to play in the Pacific, too.