The Bell House in Brooklyn was packed to capacity and even beyond, with gawkers spilling out past the doors to hear readings from Jon Glaser's new book, My Dead Dad was in ZZ Top. It didn't hurt that the book party was free. Oh, and that among those reading included John Hodgman, Jon Hamm and Paul Rudd!

Jon Hamm read from letters and secret government documents purporting to reveal the true origins for the band Butthole Surfers.

 

Paul Rudd followed by reading a selection of letters imagining the bands and musicians who asked Jay Leno about becoming his new house band after Kevin Eubanks left The Tonight Show. Rudd chose to voice Leno's parts as Leno. You like?

 

The book is available now.