TV John Hodgman Tonight at Town Hall
posted by November 6 at 14:02 PMon
Is the John Hodgman event at Town Hall tonight—in Stranger Suggests today—sold out? It is, according to Brown Paper Tickets. But the lady who answered the phone at Elliott Bay Book Company (who’s running the event) an hour ago said they had about 30 tickets left. (Their phone number is 206-624-6600.)
Not mentioned in Suggests: Hodgman will be joined onstage by his coonskin-cap-wearing sidekick Jonathan Coulton. There will be further music and funny stuff by John Roderick and Sean Nelson (best known as the frontman for the Long Winters and the frontman for Harvey Danger, respectively), who haven’t played music together for years. Pressed for specifics about what they’re going to play, Nelson said, mysteriously, “”It’s pretty up in the air. I wouldn’t be surprised if we did ‘Only Living Boy in New York,’ especially if people request it.” You know what that means.
Meanwhile, look at it out there. Look at it pour. Need it be mentioned that Town Hall is but a few short (if steep) blocks from the Sorrento, and inside the Sorrento are the chairs and tasseled ottomans of the Fireside Room, where drinks aren’t cheap but the fireplace roars and roars? (Lo those many years ago, roughly at this time of year, Bar Exam paid a visit) If you can’t get in to see Hodgman tonight at Town Hall, you should riot, and if that doesn’t work you should just stay in one of those Fireside Room chairs forever, reading and rereading the audience review Hodgman wrote for The Stranger the last time he was in town.