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John Hodgman

Writer, Actor, Comedian

John Hodgman appears in the following:

John Hodgman Judges Your Jokes

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

You think you have a funny joke. Author, actor and humorist John Hodgman will judge it on its merits. Plus: he'll talk about the Ragnarok Survival Kit he has put together.

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Guest Picks: John Hodgman

Thursday, June 20, 2013

John Hodgman was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to to talk about his comedy special "Ragnarok" and how to prepare for the end of the world. Find out who he wants to live with on a boat.


John Hodgman: Ragnarok

Thursday, June 20, 2013

John Hodgman shares his survival guide to the Mayan apocalypse, or as he calls it "Ragnarok.” His post-apocalyptic necessities include beef jerky dollars, sperm whales, and mayonnaise,  His new comedy special “John Hodgman: Ragnarok,”  is streaming exclusively on Netflix.

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John Hodgman on the End of the World

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Humorist, writer, and Daily Show "resident expert" John Hodgman has been thinking about the end of the world, and joking about it for the past year on stages across America. His new special documents the last night of his doomsaying tour. It’s called “Ragnarok” (as in the Norse mythology version of the end of the world). “Ragnarok” will be available exclusively on Netflix tomorrow, June 20.

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The Daily Show's John Hodgman and Wyatt Cenac

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The Daily Show’s resident expert John Hodgman and Wyatt Cenac, Emmy Award-winning writer and correspondent on The Daily Show, talk about political humor, the election, and about what goes on behind the scenes of the show. And they'll talk about Comedy Central’s “Indecision in the Park,” which features stand-up performances by Daily Show correspondents, including Wyatt Cenac, Al Madrigal, John Oliver, contributor Kristen Schaal, and others, and is hosted by John Hodgman. “Indecision in the Park” takes place June 20, at 8:00 pm, at SummerStage in Central Park.

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Guest Picks: John Hodgman

Monday, December 12, 2011

Writer (and sometime guest host of the Lopate Show) John Hodgman spoke to Leonard about That Is All, the last part of his trilogy called Complete World Knowledge. He also revealed what his comfort food is and why he loved Cormac McCarthy's novel The Road.


John Hodgman's That Is All

Monday, December 12, 2011

John Hodgman discusses the third and final installment in his trilogy of Complete World Knowledge, That Is All. Like its predecessors, this book compiles incredibly handy made-up facts into brief articles, overlong lists, and fascinating narratives on new and familiar themes.

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The Greene Space

The Sound of Young America Live

Friday, October 22, 2010

7:00 PM

The Sound of Young America returns to New York City for its second stint at The Greene Space at WNYC. Hosted by Jesse Thorn, The Sound of Young America will present its signature blend of comedy, cabaret, and music in front of a live audience.

Guest Picks: John Hodgman

Friday, September 10, 2010

John Hodgman talks about his favorite books, movies, and more after his recent appearance on The Leonard Lopate Show


John Hodgman's Areas of Expertise

Friday, September 10, 2010

Humorist John Hodgman, author of The Areas of My Expertise and More Information Than You Require, discusses his particular kind of humor and his work on The Daily Show. He’ll also talk about taking part in the Brooklyn Book Festival’s panel on humor writing.


John Hodgman and the Media Geeks

Monday, June 22, 2009

Geeks deserve more credit than they probably get. That's the that argument John Hodgman — writer, actor, comedian, and self-professed nerd — took to the President this weekend, the supposed Nerd in Chief, when he was the keynote speaker at the annual Radio and TV Correspondents' dinner in Washington. John Hodgman joins The Takeaway, fresh from his stint. (He spoke after the President, he’ll have you know.)

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Writing About America, State by State

Thursday, September 18, 2008

In the depths of the Great Depression, thousands of American writers found work under the New Deal’s Federal Writers Project. Find out about a new project updating that model. Matt Weiland and Sean Wilsey are co-editors of State by State: A Panoramic Portrait of America; John Hodgman is a ...

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