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An Evening with John Hodgman

Thursday, November 10, 2016 @ 6:00 pm

[Note updated location: Now MIT Building 26, Room 100.]

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John Hodgman

In 2005, a little-known author was invited on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart to promote his book, an almanac chronicling fake histories ranging from the story behind Theodore Roosevelt’s fictional lobster canal to the disappearing 51st US state Hohoq. Since then, humorist John Hodgman has parlayed his wit into New York Times best-selling books, a Daily Show correspondent position, a Netflix stand-up special, and his own podcast. Hodgman brings his razor-sharp wit to MIT for a moderated discussion on his career and the state of comedy today.

Speakers

John Hodgman is host of the Judge John Hodgman podcast and a former resident expert for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

Moderator: Seth Mnookin is associate director of MIT’s Graduate Program in Science Writing and author of The Panic Virus: The True Story Behind the Vaccine-Autism Controversy.


DeFlorez Fund for Humor
This event is sponsored by the MIT de Florez Fund for Humor and is free for the MIT community and general public.

Details

Date:
Thursday, November 10, 2016
Time:
6:00 pm
Event Category:

Organizer

MIT Communications Forum
Email:
couch@mit.edu
Website:
https://commforum.mit.edu

Venue

MIT Building 26, Room 100
Access Via 60 Vassar Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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Location:
https://whereis.mit.edu/?go=26