THEATER TALK Welcomes John Hodgman, Begin. 1/3
Humorist John Hodgman goes "legit" on THEATER TALK, talking about his upcoming one-man show, I Stole Your Dad, at The Public Theater's Under the Radar Festival, opening January 10. He takes series co-hosts Michael Riedel of the New York Post and Susan Haskins on a wild ride of non-sequiturs and witty anecdotes, also sharing riveting true-tales and sage observations during the course of the interview.
The latest edition of THEATER TALK premieres in the New York metropolitan area on Friday, January 3 (2014) at 1 AM (early Saturday morning) on Thirteen/PBS, with repeats on CUNY TV* on Saturday 1/4 at 8:30 PM, Sunday 1/5 at 12:30 PM, and Monday 1/6 at 7:30 AM, 1:30 PM, and 7:30 PM.
Hodgman is the author of three best-selling books of made-up trivia, now compiled as Complete World Knowledge. He appears as the "resident expert" on The Daily Show and has had roles in many films, as well as starring as "PC" in the legendary series of TV commercials for Apple Computers. His writing has appeared in McSweeney's, The Paris Review, and The New York Times Magazine, and on NPR's This American Life. He stars in the online series Judge John Hodgman and appears as The Deranged Millionaire in They Might Be Giants' Venue Songs.
He calls his new show "my imitation of theater and my imitation of stand-up," engaging Riedel and Haskins in unpredictable and rollicking conversations on topics that range from Shirley MacLaine's take on Hodgman's face and hair, to his unrealized plot with Johnny Knoxville to steal Jerry Lewis's suppressed film, The Day the Clown Cried.
THEATER TALK is jointly produced by the not-for-profits Theater Talk Productions and CUNY TV. The program is taped in the Himan Brown TV and Radio Studios at The City University of New York (CUNY) TV in Manhattan, and is distributed to 100+ participating public television stations nationwide. THEATER TALK is made possible in part by The New York State Council on the Arts, The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, The TDF/TAP Plus Program, The CUNY TV Foundation and The Friends of THEATER TALK.
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