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The Secret Society of John Hodgman

John Hodgman, comedian, author and generally knower-of-all-things, has a live comedy show that you probably have never heard of, because by design it is a secret. A Secret Society that is. Members meet in the basement of Union Hall in Brooklyn and are sworn to secrecy about the comedy, guests, song or anything else that might happen… or so I’ve been told. The only reason I was given this coveted information is because for the first time, Hodgman is opening his society to the public in “A Secret Society Meeting & Public Holiday Spectacle” on December 18th in New York. Though I’m not an official member, I was given a little [...]

Watch Paul F. Tompkins and John Hodgman Have a Delightful Chat

Here's a 20-minute conversation between Paul F. Tompkins and John Hodgman, two of the classiest gentlemen in comedy, who are chatting as a part of Tompkins's web interview show Speakeasy. Tompkins and Hodgman's insightful conversation dives deep into Hodgman's early days as a literary agent and how he transitioned into being an author himself.

John Hodgman Knows All the Child Labor Law Loopholes

Here's John Hodgman on The Daily Show last night, sharing all the tricks to being an asshole boss, many of which involve using industrial hand-mangling machines on children.

John Hodgman's Live Performance 'Ragnarok' to Debut on Netflix June 20th

Here's a clip from John Hodgman: Ragnarok, the Daily Show comedian and author's self-described "one-man show/doomsday seminar" that is set to debut as a special on Netflix on June 20th. Hodgman toured the show all over the country last year before the date for his end of the world prediction proved false. Hopefully, the date for his Netflix special debut will turn out to be legitimate.

John Hodgman Returns to 'The Daily Show' to Talk About Greeb

Here's deranged millionaire John Hodgman's first appearance on The Daily Show since November 2012. He probably only came back to show how cool he looks with slicked-back hair.

Watch Paul F. Tompkins Hilariously Fail at Punchlines on '@midnight'

Comedy Central just released the above blooper from tonight's @midnight featuring panelists Paul F. Tompkins, John Hodgman, and Greg Proops. Despite his perfect 1930s newsreel-style voice, Tompkins has some trouble delivering his punchlines, which leads to an interesting revelation about the birth of podcasts.

Contenders for 'Late Late Show' Include Michael Ian Black, Joel McHale, and Amy Schumer

While Stephen Colbert's appointment as David Letterman's successor went down in record time, THR reports that the hiring process to replace Craig Ferguson on The Late Late Show won't be nearly as easy or fast of a process. There are a bunch of names reportedly being considered by CBS for the gig right now: former Late Late Show contenders Aisha Tyler and Michael Ian Black (who both guest hosted the show before Ferguson got the job), Joel McHale, Daily Show regulars Jason Jones and John Hodgman, and wildcard pick Amy Schumer, who recently made a memorable appearance on Late Show with David Letterman. CBS Entertainment chairman Nina [...]

Check Out Wired's New Animated Web Series 'Codefellas,' Featuring John Hodgman and Emily Heller

Here's the first episode of Codefellas, a new animated web series that Wired recently debuted. Created by David Rees and Brian Spinks, it's an NSA workplace comedy starring John Hodgman and Emily Heller as NSA workers Henry Topple and Nicole Winters. It's a fast, funny comedy that does for domestic spying what Archer does for international espionage.

Check out episodes 2 and 3 below:

10 Comedy Podcasts That Would Make Great TV Shows

TV is Dead, Long Live TV. While television is rapidly decaying on the business end of things, simultaneously it is consistently evolving, more artistically challenging and even auteur-friendly, and that is partially thanks to the infiltration of comedy podcasts. Some shows try to incorporate some of the DNA of their pods to the small screen, like Comedy Bang Bang and The Nerdist, while standups like Nikki Glaser, Sara Schaefer, and Pete Holmes have parlayed their numerous hours behind podcast mics into late night hosting gigs. Maron, premiering tomorrow, would never have become a reality if it weren't for his years hosting WTF with Marc Maron, the popular interview podcast that [...]

John Hodgman Gives Some Last-Minute Apocalypse Survival Tips

John Hodgman has been warning mankind about the impending apocalypse ever since his book That Is All came out last year, but things are getting close to his (and the Mayans') predicted date for the end times: December 21st. With just ten days left before we all meet our doom, check out this video of Hodgman's survival tips to make sure you know how much urine and mayonnaise to keep around the house.

John Hodgman Announces Fall 2014 US Tour Dates

Author, comedian, and Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman is going on tour. Starting next month, the comedian will make stops in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Austin, Chicago, Pittsburgh, and more in a fall US tour that ends on Saturday, November 22nd in Hartford, Connecticut. Click through for the full list of tour dates, then head over to Hodgman's website to get your tickets purchased.

John Hodgman and Dan Castellaneta to Play Competing Public Radio Hosts on 'Parks and Rec'

The Daily Show's John Hodgman and The Simpsons' Dan Castellaneta are set to guest star on an upcoming episode of Parks and Recreation, EW reports. They'll be playing rival public radio hosts, with Castellaneta reprising his character of Pawnee's Derry Murbles, who he's played twice on the show before, and Hodgman making his Parks and Rec debut as Eagleton host August Clementine. With Eagleton recently having been absorbed into Pawnee, Murbles is now forced to share his show with Clementine. The episode is expected to air later this season after the Winter Olympics.

John Hodgman Is Now an Expert on Profiting Off of the Human Body

The Daily Show's resident deranged millionaire John Hodgman dropped by the set last night to discuss the Supreme Court's ruling on the patenting of human genes, and most importantly, to compliment summer fill-in host John Oliver on the "passable" job he's doing on the show.

Watch Above Average's New Web Series 'The Lineup' Featuring John Hodgman

Here's the first episode of a brand new web series that NYC-based sketch comedy group Elephant Larry made for the Above Average Network, the official YouTube channel of Lorne Michaels's Broadway Video. Deranged millionaire John Hodgman guest stars in this one as some sort of deranged criminal.