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John Hodgman: 2 Shows, 1 Night at UP Comedy Club

Sunday, October 19, 2014 Cora

John Hodgman will perform two shows Tuesday October 21st, 2014 at Second City’s UP Comedy Club. The first show, “I Stole Your Dad,” will cover how to dress young and hip, obsolete technology, Downton Abbey and many other subjects. The second show, “Vacationland,” discusses with summer and death.

If you’re a writer, Hodgman’s career is one to admire and be inspired by. Before he became a regular on The Daily Show and was the PC in the “Get a Mac” Apple commercials, Hodgman was a writer, humorist, and literary agent. His work has been featured in McSweeney’s,The Paris Review, The New York Times Magazine, and “This American Life” on public radio. He put together a book of fake trivia, The Areas of My Expertise, including secrets of the Loch Ness Monster, which nine US Presidents had hooks for hands, and a list of over 700 hobo names. His next book, More Information Than You Require, helped readers survive a terrier infestation, win at crab racing, and learn over 700 mole man names. He went on the Daily Show to promote his books and was asked back, as the Resident Expert solving all of John Stewart’s problems. He thought they were being polite, but he’s been there over seven years. His final book, That Is All, completes the trilogy of Complete World Knowledge. It came out just in time for the end of the world as we know it that didn’t happen.
Hodgman also has a weekly podcast, Judge John Hodgman, available on maximunfun.org where he listens to real life disagreements and weighs in. He put together the shows based on material in the books as well as tells stories he’s experienced. He gets to be himself, he told Theatre Talk on CUNYTV. He is not a character on stage.
John Hodgman performs this Tuesday, October 21st, at Second City’s UP Comedy Club. For more information and tickets, visit johnhodgman.com or upcomedyclub.com

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