John Hodgman on Grey Gardens


Writer, comedian, actor, and former Coolidge box office employee John Hodgman discusses one of his favorite documentaries, Grey Gardens.

Hodgman will discuss the film in a livestreamed conversation on Tuesday, June 9 at 8pm EST with Coolidge In-House Media Producer Anne Continelli. Watch here or at the embedded video below.

About John Hodgman

John Hodgman is a writer, comedian, and actor. 

Most recently, he is the author of the acclaimed collection of funny true stories called Vacationland. He also wrote 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 Knick

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 premiered in 2013 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.

Photo credit: Bex Finch.


1hr 34mins

Watch the film, which is streaming on The Criterion Channel and Kanopy, and available to rent on most platforms.