Offsite Event: Judge John Hodgman Live at the Carolina Theatre
Thursday 11/7, 8 pm
Prepaid online book orders will be available for pickup at the Carolina Theatre on Thursday, 11/7 before or after the show. Books will also be available for purchase at the venue.
Tickets available here.
JUDGE JOHN HODGMAN is a weekly podcast in which I, John Hodgman, listen to real life disputes on issues such as: is chili a soup or a stew? is this room in my house called an “office” or a “den” or “a room full of junk.” 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? is a machine gun a robot? Then I tell the disputants who is right and who is wrong.
About Medallion Status:
After spending most of his twenties pursuing a career as a literary agent, John Hodgman decided to try his own hand at writing. Following an appearance to promote one of his books on The Daily Show, he was invited to return as a contributor. This led to an unexpected and, frankly, implausible career in front of the camera that has lasted to this very day, or at least until 2016.
In these pages, Hodgman explores the strangeness of his career, speaking plainly of fame, especially at the weird, marginal level he enjoyed it. Through these stories you will learn many things that only John Hodgman knows, such as how to prepare for a nude scene with an oboe, or what it feels like to go to a Hollywood party and realize that you are not nearly as famous as the Property Brothers, or, for that matter, those two famous corgis from Instagram. And there are stories about how, when your television gig is canceled, you can console yourself with the fact that all of that travel that made your young son so sad at least left you with a prize: platinum medallion status with your airline.
Both unflinchingly funny and deeply heartfelt, Medallion Status is a thoughtful examination of status, fame, and identity—and about the way we all deal with those moments when we realize we aren’t platinum status anymore and will have to get comfortable in that middle seat again.