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Jonathan Saves Dick Cavett From John Hodgman on 'Bored to Death' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Oct 25th 2011 2:00AM
'Bored to Death' - 'The Black Clock of Time'Jonathan's arch-nemesis Louis Green (John Hodgman) was back, and this time the two were booked on Dick Cavett's new talk show, which mean instant fun on 'Bored to Death' (Mon., 9PM ET on HBO). Louis and Jonathan are always brilliantly hilarious together.

Hodgman is so delightfully evil in this role, that it was a hoot watching him lose his mind when Jonathan's segment was going so well, Louis got bumped. In an attempt at revenge, he intends to drop the curtain, but winds up going much further.

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John Hodgman and Jon Stewart on How to Save Book Stores (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Aug 17th 2011 3:47AM
John Hodgman, 'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart'With the news of Borders going out of business, John Hodgman stopped by 'The Daily Show' (Weeknights, 11PM ET on Comedy Central) to talk about the demise of brick-and-mortar book stores in this digital age.

Where will all the condescending nerds go next, now that record stores, video stores and now book stores are going the way of the dodo? Phone stores, maybe?

But Hodgman isn't willing to give up on bookstores yet. He presented some great ideas to stimulate interest in walking through those doors. For example, instead of author signings, he suggested author live writings.

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John Hodgman Wages War on Cyberspies on 'The Daily Show' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Jun 24th 2011 6:02AM
John Hodgman, 'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart'Long-time viewers of 'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart' (Weeknights, 11PM ET on Comedy Central) know that when it comes to technology, John Hodgman has our back. Now we learn that he's apparently also on the front line of cyber crime, protecting our nation's most vital and secret information.

Even cooler, the "info cloud" he enters in order to accomplish this looks just like the cyberworld from 'Tron.' It's amazing that Disney knew so much about this world inside the information superhighway.

Hodgman looked a lot like Jay Maynard, the Tron Guy, who most recently tried out for 'America's Got Talent.' But unlike Maynard, Hodgman proved he has real skills in the Tron world. However, we think maybe a future cyber-duel between these two spandex-clad titans of the web is in order.

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Keith Olbermann Sends His First Tweet (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Apr 9th 2010 3:30PM
Political commentator Keith Olbermann initially signed up for Twitter back in 2008, but avoided using it due to concerns over his privacy.

However, Olbermann finally relented and joined the Twitterverse, tapping out his very first tweet on 'Countdown With Keith Olbermann' (weekdays, 8PM ET on MSNBC) while actor/author John Hodgman provided encouragement.

Watch the video after the jump.

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Review: The Venture Bros. - Self-Medication

by Annie Wu, posted Nov 23rd 2009 1:46PM
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(S04E06) This episode was a rare star-studded treat for Venture Bros. Really honing in on the idea of adult aftermath in the lives of boy adventurer types, Jackson Publick introduced a robot boy, boy detective brothers (Seth Green and John Hodgman), former Wonder Boy (Patton Oswalt) and the return of Action Johnny (Brendon Small). Never before have so many guest voices (okay, four) been crammed into an installment, bringing the entire audience to an immediate nerdgasm.

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Groovy! John Sellers brings Bruce Campbell Watch back from the dead

by Danny Gallagher, posted Sep 10th 2009 10:03AM
The man, the myth, the unholy god, ladies and gentlemen, Bruce Campbell
Some have made the argument that actor Ted McGinley is the patron saint of all things television. I mean, sure Teddy-M.C. has a wide and varied career and holds the power to destroy entire series with his very presence.

Well Mr. McGinley, I've met Bruce Campbell (once, almost, it's a long story). I know Bruce Campbell (not really, but Bob probably knows him better than I do). And you, sir, are no Bruce Campbell.

And just to prove it, let me pose a question: has anyone ever held a "Ted McGinley Watch" in his television honor? I didn't think so. Writer and blogger John Sellers has revived the annual TV tradition on his popular True/Slant blog.

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Hodgman activates rage gland against BBC America for not picking up QI

by Danny Gallagher, posted Aug 8th 2009 2:02PM
John HodgmanJohn Hodgman seems like a gentle and mellow soul who uses wit, grace and intelligence to make his arguments, instead of more American methods of debate, such as yelling, name-calling or numb-chucks nunchucks.

However, when something gets stuck in his craw, he can unleash an unholy tornado of rage and seething anger. He can muster the unstoppable force of an undersea volcano and spew forth a raw stream of pointed arguments and reasoned thinking that could melt the butt off of an Eastern gray squirrel.

This time, Hodgman pointed his pressure washer of wit towards BBC America for refusing to pick up a comedy panel quiz show called QI.

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Why hasn't John Hodgman scored his own show?

by Danny Gallagher, posted Jun 28th 2009 11:29AM
humorist John Hodgman, author of Uber-humorist John Hodgman has a wit that hasn't been seen since the likes of Robert Benchley. His uncanny ability to turn his know-it-all prowess and droll delivery into brilliant comedy deserves scientific study.

I'm not saying he needs a complete autopsy. Maybe just a little exploratory brain surgery that doesn't do any permanent damage to the neurons and synapses that allow him to conjure long lists of hobo names and an incredibly detailed history of the American lobster. Trust me, there is a hilarious global warming cure in that noggin somewhere.

So after watching his brilliant and funny performance at the White House Radio and Television Correspondence Dinner (Speaking of which, didn't we just have one? How many of these damn dinners do they need? Are television reporters experiencing a major shortage of grilled chicken?), a lingering but obvious thought occurred. Why does this man not have his own television show?

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TV Squad Ten: TV celebs worth following on Twitter

by Mike Moody, posted Dec 17th 2008 3:05PM
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Yep, I got a Twitter. It's part of my plan to plaster the Internet with links to my must-read blog posts about '90s indie rock and that handsome bastard Neil Patrick Harris (don't ask). Fortunately for you, some clever TV stars also use Twitter for fun and shameless self-promotion.

Here are ten fan-friendly TV celebs worth stalking on Twitter. Unlike that fake Stephen Colbert, these guys are all one-hundred percent, real-life paparazzo magnets.

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The Daily Show: June 26, 2008 - VIDEOS

by Annie Wu, posted Jun 27th 2008 12:23PM
Jon Stewart"George W. Bush: Still President": Despite President Bush's initial refusal to negotiate with baddies, he has decided to take back what he said about North Korea. That's a flip-flop, sir! So, no more Axis of Evil? Just Gaggle of Douchebags? It's more childish phrasing from Bush, just like the magic wand he likes to talk about when facing high oil prices. Oh, and Barack Obama likes to... use... that... too... Great.

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The Daily Show: June 11, 2008 - VIDEO

by Annie Wu, posted Jun 12th 2008 11:23AM
JoCo and John HodgmanBarack Obama only recently got the Democratic nomination and car dealerships are already cashing in on his likeness. Apparently Obama love sells Kia Sorentos like Democratic hotcakes. I know I should have been pretty disgusted or annoyed by seeing that commercial, but all I could think about was how that fellow sounded more like Obama than Fred Armisen's impression on Saturday Night Live. Grumble, grumble.

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The Daily Show: April 30, 2008 - VIDEOS

by Annie Wu, posted May 1st 2008 11:22AM
Jon Stewart"Festival of Wrights": Apparently, this Reverend Jeremiah Wright controversy will never, ever die. Ever. Old man Wright has been "dominating cable news coverage like he's a missing white girl" (which, incidentally, is my new favorite phrase). Jon's ice cream analogy for the media's desperation and craving for more Wright craziness was not only hilarious, but delicious.

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The Daily Show: March 19, 2008 - VIDEO

by Annie Wu, posted Mar 20th 2008 8:09AM
Jon StewartJon still hasn't mentioned it on the show yet, but Comedy Central has started running ads for the second Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Benefit for Autism Education. Jon will be hosting once again, and the list of appearances is looking pretty sweet. Will Arnett, Steve Carell and Conan O'Brien alone are enough to drag me in. The special will be airing on Comedy Central (duh) at 8:00PM EST on April 13, which happens to be the night before the Colbert Report's big Philly adventure kick-off. Sounds like it's going to be a couple of very busy days for Mr. Colbert.

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A Daily Show: January 16, 2008

by Annie Wu, posted Jan 17th 2008 9:00AM
Liberal Fascist"Indecision 2008:" Mitt Romney passed John McCain and Mike Huckabee for the win in Michigan, that one place that looks like a mitten. Also, "Mitt Romney" in German is "With Romney." Fun Fact courtesy of Mr. Stewart.

On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, John Edwards and not Dennis Kucinich sat around a table and had a fun discussion. Same hand-holding may have been involved. The media has also been having fun, throwing around the phrase "the gloves are off" in reference to Clinton and Obama's fight for the top. Also, here's some other super-fun news: Wow, race is still a relevant issue? People are spreading false rumors on the Internet? How strange.

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Daily Show correspondents love candidates and costumes

by Annie Wu, posted Jan 9th 2008 4:37PM
Daily Show CorrespondentsThe Daily Show correspondents and analysts and very busy and important, so viewers will probably never get a chance to see the everyone show off their comedic chops at the same time. So, pore over this his GQ blog post, because it's probably going to be the closest thing we'll get to a display of their group genius.

In the article, the correspondents share their thoughts on various presidential candidates and some of their strangely hot wives. They also seem to have spent quite a bit of time thinking about the magic weight loss of both Mike Huckabee and Subway's Jared (Samantha Bee: "They've both got one pair of giant pants somewhere in their closet that they pull out every so often: Now three of me can fit in these pants!"). I don't think this is an excerpt from a larger, soon to be in-print piece, but I'm still holding out a little hope.

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