WNYC and New York Comedy Festival 2015:


John Hodgman, WNYC's Brooke Gladstone, Mimi Sheraton, Crazy Legs Conti, Mamie Minch

Tuesday · November 10, 2015

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm


Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

*Please note this event will be mixed seated/standing. Arrive early for best seat selection.

Are hot dogs sandwiches? The great John Hodgman and Sporkful podcast host Dan Pashman are embroiled in a feud over that very question. They've even called each other out on their respective podcasts. On November 10 at the Bell House they'll meet face-to-face for the first time to settle this once and for all, in a debate moderated by WNYC's Brooke Gladstone, host of On The Media. Plus legendary food critic Mimi Sheraton will take listener questions about food and eating, the husband-and-wife teams behind The Good Fork restaurant and The Chipper Truck food truck, music from Mamie Minch, a signature cocktail designed by Dan, and much more. MC'd by competitive eater Crazy Legs Conti. Be there!
John Hodgman
John Hodgman
JOHN HODGMAN is a writer, comedian, and actor. 

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


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
Mamie Minch
Mamie Minch
Mamie Minch is one of the youngest old-school blues guitarists and singers you've heard. She sings and plays songs of her own devising that sound like they've been stored in her old National guitar for decades. Raised on the music of John Hurt, Rev. Davis and Memphis Minnie, she can sometimes sound like her predecessors, but don't mistake her for a revivalist- she is most definitely a product of her own time. Her musicianship and writing are so singular that she establishes her own musical reality, with it's own stylistic chronology. Minch is also known as one fourth of the Roulette Sisters, and is a member of the group Midnight Hours with Jolie Holland and JC Hopkins. She has shared the stage with Smokey Hormel, Dayna Kurtz, C.W. Stoneking, and lots of other fabulous musical friends.
Venue Information:
The Bell House
149 7th Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11215