Fast Facts

  • Was fascinated by hobos as a child, and a large section of his first book was dedicated to the topic.
  • In eighth grade, he was voted most likely to become editor of the New Yorker.
  • Worked as a receptionist for a literary agency after college and eventually became an agent.
  • Worked in publishing for seven years before he started working in comedy.
  • Became the Resident Expert on The Daily Show in 2006.
  • Author of the absurdist-trivia books The Areas of My Expertise and More Information Than You Require.
  • Featured as the PC in a series of commercials for Apple computers opposite Justin Long as the Mac.


  • Katherine Fletcher — Wife


  • Yale University, New Haven, CT (BA, 1994)


  • Birth Name: John Hodgman
  • Birth Place: Brookline, MA
  • Profession: Comedian, Writer, Actor

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