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Before he went on television, John Hodgman was a simple writer, humorist, expert, and former professional literary agent living in New York City. In this capacity, he has served as the Humor Editor for the New York Times Magazine, frequent contributor to This American Life, advice columnist for McSweeney’s, comic book reviewer for the New York Times Book Review, and a freelance journalist specializing in food, culture, non-wine alcohol, Battlestar Galactica and most other subjects.
Then he wrote a book of invented trivia and completely fake facts entitled The Areas of My Expertise and was asked to appear on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, where he continues to provide commentary as the show’s Resident Expert. Since then, he has unexpectedly become a comedian and famous minor television personality, appearing as the “PC” in a series of television ads for Apple brand computers, and guest roles as “the person wearing glasses” in a variety of films and TV shows.
Two bestselling books followed The Areas of My Expertise, concluding his Complete World Knowledge trilogy in 2012 with the apocalyptic That is All. Hodgman also recently starred in his own Netflix special John Hodgman: Ragnarok. As a comedian, he has headlined at clubs and theaters around the country, is a two time main stage speaker at the TED conference, the former color commentator at the Emmys, and, most surreally, he grilled the President of the United States on his nerd credentials at the Radio and Television Correspondents Dinner in 2009.
NOTABLE TELEVISION AND FILM APPEARANCES:
- Bored to Death
- Battlestar Galactica
More information at: www.JohnHodgman.com.
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