Gary Shteyngart and James Franco, Team-Teachers

When they join forces, Gary Shteyngart and James Franco are an unstoppable publicity machine: they have spent the last several weeks ably demonstrating this. According to a new interview at the Huffington Post, the double-act dates back to their classroom days.

“It was kind of a team-teaching effort,” says Gary Shteyngart of sharing a class’ attention with former student (and aspiring professor) James Franco.