Mark My Words: John Hodgman

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September 16 • 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Join us for a night of thoughtful hilarity (and Hartford Whalers-related hijinks!) with special guest John Hodgman!

Hodgman is a writer, comedian, and actor best known for his time on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, This American Life, HBO’s Bored to Death, and the “Mac vs. PC” series of ads for Apple computers (he was the PC).

He is the NYT-bestselling author of five books of humor, including the Thurber Prize Nominee Vacationland and his latest, Medallion Status. He’s also the host of the popular Judge John Hodgman podcast, where he settles serious disputes between real people, such as “Is a hot dog a sandwich?” and “Should we tell our children the TRUTH about Santa Claus?” He also contributes a weekly column under the same name for The New York Times Magazine.

Hodgman will be joined in conversation by his friend and colleague Ben Click. Click is a professor of English at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, director of the Twain Lecture Series on American Humor Culture, and editor of The Mark Twain Annual. He has published and given numerous lectures and scholarly papers about Mark Twain.

The two will chat about all kinds of things, including, of course, Mark Twain. But that’s not all: We’ll celebrate Hodgman’s famous fondness for the legendary Hartford Whalers hockey team by having him do a taste-test of spaghetti pie and spaghetti salad, both prepared according to recipes featured in the Hartford Whalers Wives 1990-91 Cookbook and Family Album, a copy of which is one of Hodgman’s prized possessions.

A book sale and signing of both Medallion Status and Vacationland will follow the talk. Click here to get your tickets now!

The Mark My Words series is supported by the Wish You Well Foundation and CT Public – WNPR.


September 16
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm