Judge John Hodgman - Live Justice and Medallion Status Tour Stop

Judge John Hodgman - Live Justice and Medallion Status Tour Stop

Friday, Nov 08, 2019 7:00 PM

Variety Playhouse
1099 Euclid Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

Judge John Hodgman and Bailiff Jesse Thorn are riding the circuit to bring Live Justice to Atlanta's Variety Courthouse (nee Playhouse). 

Direct from the "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. 

You can upgrade to "Medallion Status" by buying a copy of Hodgman's hilarious and honest new book by the same name. A Cappella will be selling copies of this new book in which the New York Times bestselling author of "Vacationland" leaves vacation behind and gets back to work as a still somewhat famous person…and then loses his job.

Tickets to this Live Justice event are $29.50 in advance and $34 on the day of show. Clicking on the Buy Tickets button below will take you to the Eventbrite website.

About the Book

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.

About the Author

John Hodgman is a writer, comedian, and actor. He is the author of "The Areas of My Expertise," "More Information Than You Require," "That Is All," and "Vacationland." He is the host of the popular "Judge John Hodgman" podcast and also contributes a weekly column under the same name for The New York Times Magazine.