Communications Forum
An Evening with John Hodgman

Communications Forum | An Evening with John Hodgman

10 NOVEMBER, 2016

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Humorist John Hodgman and MIT’s Seth Mnookin discussed the aftermath of the 2016 election and where to go from here.

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.

Speaker: John Hodgman

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

Seth Mnookin is the director of the MIT Communications Forum and director of MIT’s Graduate Program in Science Writing. His most recent book, The Panic Virus: The True Story Behind the Vaccine-Autism Controversy, won the “Science in Society” award from the National Association of Science Writers.

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