CHF 2009: Laughter
John Hodgman: More Information Than You Require
Befuddled nerds unite! John Hodgman, The Daily Show’s “famous minor television personality” and resident expert, and the hapless PC in Apple’s PC vs. Mac commercials, reads from his most recent book More Information Than You Require. The book follows the bestselling all-you-need compendium of facts The Areas of My Expertise. Hodgman may hold forth on subjects as diverse as: “The Past (as There Is Always More of It), The Future (as There Is Still Some Left), All of the Presidents of the United States, The Secrets of Hollywood, Gambling, The Sport of the Asthmatic Man (Including: Hermit-Crab Racing), Strange Encounters with Aliens, How to Buy a Computer, How to Cook an Owl, and Most Other Subjects.” Festival artistic director Lawrence Weschler joins him in conversation to test the depths of his knowledge.
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John Hodgman is a voice actor, author, and humorist. He is the author of The Areas of My Expertise and More Information Than You Require and has written for the New York Times Magazine, The Paris Review, McSweeney's, One-Story, and The Believer. Hodgman is also a contributor to The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and and a frequent voice on This American Life.
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