John Hodgman (2018)

Actor John Hodgman talks about his latest book, “Vacationland,” his beard and comedy.

John Hodgman is an author, comedian and actor. His books “The Areas of My Expertise, More Information Than You Require” and “That Is All” were New York Times bestsellers. Hodgman has appeared on “The Daily Show,” hosts the “Judge John Hodgman” podcast and has a weekly column in The New York Times Magazine. His 2017 book is titled “Vacationland: True Stories from Painful Beaches.”

Jim Gaffigan

Comedian Jim Gaffigan talks about his movie, “Chappaquiddick,” being a clean comic and taking his family on the road.

Jim Gaffigan is a Grammy-nominated comedian, actor, writer and producer and two-time New York Times best-selling author. In 2019, he premiered his fifth one hour stand up special, “Cinco,” on Netflix. His 2017 film is titled “Chappaquiddick.”

Al Franken

Former U.S. Senator Al Franken talks about his latest book, “Giant of the Senate,” his transition from comedy to politics and the current political climate.

Al Franken was the U.S. Senator of Minnesota. Before running for the Senate, Franken spent 37 years as a comedy writer, author and radio talk show host. He is best known for his stint on Saturday Night Live during the 1970s and 1980s. Franken was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 2008 and re-elected in 2014. His book, Al Franken, “Giant of the Senate,” was a New York Times bestseller.

Colin Jost

Colin Jost is best known for his work on “Saturday Night Live.” He co-anchors the show’s famous segment “Weekend Update,” alongside Michael Che. Jost was previously co-head writer and a staff writer at SNL. Colin has won several Writers Guild Awards, a Peabody Award and has been nominated for multiple Emmy Awards for his writing. He writes occasionally for The New Yorker.

Mary Lynn Rajskub

Mary Lynn Rajskub is a comedian and actress, best known for playing Chloe on Fox’s hit series “24.” She has also appeared on “2 Broke Girls,” “Californication,” “Arrested Development,” “Mr. Show” and as a regular panelist on “Chelsea Lately.” Rajskub has also been seen in movies, including “Safety Not Guaranteed” and “The Kings of Summer.”

Noël Wells

In 2013, Noël Wells was a featured player on Saturday Night Live. In 2010, she moved to Los Angeles and appeared in numerous online comedy videos. Her self-produced sketch videos have over 12 million views on YouTube. She has a recurring role on Netflix’s “Master of None.”

Tony Hale

Actor and comedian Tony Hale is best known for playing Buster Bluth on “Arrested Development.” He won multiple Emmys for his role as Gary Walsh, the bumbling Body Man to Julia Louis-Dreyfus, on HBO’s “Veep.”

Larry Wilmore

Larry Wilmore is a television writer and producer and served as the Senior Black Correspondent for “The Daily Show.” He started his career as an actor and stand-up comic before he began writing in the early ’90s on shows like “In Living Color” and “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.”

Annette O’Toole

Annette O’Toole is a character actress with over 40 years of stage and screen credits, including “48 Hours” and “Smallville.” She was nominated for an Oscar for a song she wrote with her husband, Michael McKean, for the film “A Mighty Wind.”

Fred Armisen

Comedian Fred Armisen is best known for his eleven seasons on “Saturday Night Live” and for IFC’s “Portlandia,” which he created, wrote and starred in.

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