JUDGE JOHN HODGMAN’S LIVE JUSTICE TOUR COMING TO THE NORTHEAST
Bringing live justice to various lawless cities in September – & accepting your case submissions
JUDGE JOHN HODGMAN and BAILIFF JESSE THORN are riding the circuit to bring LIVE JUSTICE to a stage near you.
Direct from JUDGE JOHN HODGMAN PODCAST (named 15th in Rolling Stone’s top 20 comedy podcasts!), Judge Hodgman and Bailiff Thorn are bringing their mix of non-swearing comedy, pop culture obsession, and sheer, unadulterated FAKE LEGAL WISDOM to the stage.
Along with surprises, special guests, and live justice lightning rounds, each show will feature a number of live hearings between people in YOUR TOWN. Judge Hodgman will listen to both sides and then tell them WHO IS RIGHT and WHO IS WRONG.
Previous disputes have included:
- -is a hot dog a sandwich?
- -when is it may someone else’s Chinese food be legally considered abandoned property?
- -is it OK to rifle through the trash for prize coupons in a Canadian pizza parlor?
- -will you order my mom to buy me a motorcycle and a vape pen?
If you have a long-simmering fight with a friend or loved one that you’d finally like resolved, submit your case to maximumfun.org/jjho and specify that you wish to be heard LIVE ON STAGE and tell us where you live. If we pick your case, YOU GET IN FREE.
Or, just shut your pie hole and come and enjoy this very rare live tour of JUDGE JOHN HODGMAN: LIVE JUSTICE. John and Jesse will be meeting and greeting the audience after the show.
Tour cities include
Portland, ME: September 16 at Port City Music Hall;
Turners Falls, MA: September 17 at Shea Theater Arts Center;
Boston, MA: September 18 at Wilbur Theatre
Brooklyn, NY: two shows on September 19 at The Bell House
Philadelphia, PA: September 20 at Trocadero Theatre and
Washington DC: September 21 at The Howard Theatre
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.johnhodgman.com/tour
And be sure to follow Judge John Hodgman on Facebook: www.facebook.com/judgejohnhodgman
ABOUT THE JUDGE JOHN HODGMAN PODCAST
Judge John Hodgman is a weekly, comedic court show podcast hosted by humorist John Hodgman and distributed online by Maximum Fun. The program features host John Hodgman acting as a judge (with Jesse Thorn as bailiff) adjudicating real-life disputes within a fictional courtroom setting. Judge John Hodgman is available for download via iTunes and also at: www.maximumfun.org/shows/judge-john-hodgman.
ABOUT JOHN HODGMAN
John Hodgman is a writer, comedian, and actor from Boston, MA who resides in New York.
He is the author of three books of fake facts and invented trivia, all of them New York Times Bestsellers, and his writing has also appeared in The Paris Review, This American Life, The New Yorker, and Mad Magazine.
After an appearance to promote his books on “The Daily Show,” he was invited to return as a contributor, serving as the show’s “Resident Expert” and “Deranged Millionaire.”
This let to an unexpected and, frankly, implausible career before the camera, becoming the “Personal Computer” in a series of commercials for Apple computer, and more recently playing recurring roles in FX’s MARRIED, HBO’s BORED TO DEATH, Cinemax’s THE KNICK.
He has performed comedy for The President of the United States, at the TED conference, and in a crypt in Green-Wood Cemetery. His apocalyptic comedy special RAGNAROK is available on Netflix, and his subsequent one man comedy shows have played to sold out audiences in many nice theaters around the country and in Canada.
Finally, he is 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.
ABOUT JESSE THORN
Jesse Thorn is the host and producer of Bullseye and Jordan, Jesse, Go!, and the co-host and producer of Judge John Hodgman. He’s also the proprietor of MaximumFun.org.
He founded The Sound of Young America in 2000, while a student at the University of California at Santa Cruz. In 2007, the show began to be distributed by Public Radio International, making Jesse the youngest national host in public radio history. The show became Bullseye in 2012, and in 2013 it began being distributed by NPR. The show currently airs on more than seventy public radio stations around the country.
As owner of MaximumFun.org, Jesse oversees a network of more than twenty podcasts, along with video and other content production. The company helped set the template for the modern podcast network, and continues to be a leader in independent, audience-supported media production.
In addition to his work at MaximumFun.org, he hosts and helps produce Put This On, one of the country’s most popular web series and blogs about men’s style. He also hosted The Grid, a culture recommendation program on IFC, The Sound of Young America on Current TV and has appeared on IFC’s Comedy Bang Bang among other television outlets.
A native of San Francisco’s Mission District, Jesse lives in Los Angeles with his wife, sons Simon and Oscar and two dogs.