John Hodgman: Ragnarok


John Hodgman: Ragnarok is an American Netflix original comedy special starring John Hodgman and directed by Lance Bangs . [2] [3] [4] The special features music fromCynthia Hopkins . [2] [3]

History

In 2012, John Hodgman Toured the United States Promoting His book That Is All as well as performing year Apocalypse -themed stand-up comedy routine revolving around His interpretation of Ragnarok , the Norse end of the world . [3] [4]

On midnight of December 21, 2012 , Hodgman performed his last Ragnarok show at a full house at The Bell House in Gowanus, Brooklyn . [3] [4]

Netflix , an American streaming media website, aired the special on June 20, 2013. [2] [4] [5] [6]

“My first goal was to take this show, which I had developed on the road in the middle of the road. Liked a lot.I felt extremely lucky that right away, before anyone even had a chance to express interest, Netflix said they would want to air it, and from my point of view, that was perfect. ”

 -John Hodgman [4]

Promotion

[14] WNYC ‘s The Leonard Lopate Show , [15] and You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes . [16]

Hodgman has also buzz-marketed John Hodgman: Ragnarok on his podcast Judge John Hodgman . [17]

Ragnarok Survival Kit

Contents of John Hodgman: Ragnarok .

In December 17, 2013, John Hodgman made available a special DVD package (designed by Jessica Hische ) limited to 500 That contains an extended cut of John Hodgman: Ragnarok as well as: [18]

  • Survival Mayonnaise (designed by Empire Mayonnaise ). [18] [19] [20] [21]
  • An engraved urine flask. [18] [19] [20]
  • Hodgman’s “downloaded consciousness” on a USB flash drive . [18] [19] [20]
  • Unisex cologne (designed by Drom fragrances ). [18] [19] [20] [21]
  • Hodgman’s mustache clippings. [18] [19] [20]

The extended cut includes scenes featuring Ira Glass , Tom Scharpling , and Andrew Sullivan ; And a scene where Hodgman calls Greenfield, Massachusetts “a shit-hole.” [18] In December 21, 2013, the newspaper The Recorder published his apology to the town. [19]

Reception

Tuyet Nguyen of The AV Club Give it a “B +” calling it “unconventional” citing “Despite this complicated setup, Ragnarok boils down to Hodgman doing what he does best: acting pompous.” [22] Marah Eakin of the AV Club ranked John Hodgman: Ragnarok first in their list of “best comedy albums and specials of 2013.” [23] Mark Frauenfelder of Boing Boing said he “enjoyed very much.” [7]

Eric Limer of Gizmodo called John Hodgman: Ragnarok “no Arrested Development Season 4 , but awesome little gets like this stand to make Netflix a real powerhouse of cool, but slightly offbeat content.” [24] IGN ‘ s Joey Esposito Listed John Hodgman: Ragnarok among “10 Great Netflix Original Stand-Up Comedy Specials” remark that it is the epitome of Hodgman’s offbeat character and a nice blend of observational humor and more laughs out-there . ” [25] Chris Higgins of Mental Flosscalled John Hodgman: Ragnarok “both smart and funny, and come on – it ‘s Hodgman.” [26] The Oklahoman Said They Found John Hodgman: Ragnarok “more one-man show (with assists from Friends Such As Scott Adsit of 30 Rock ) than traditional standup,” and “fits dans le Venn diagram sweet spot entre This American Life , McSweeney’s and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart . ” [27] The Oklahoman also notes that having the special on streaming video service “makes total sense” since John Hodgman “has a special appeal and he devotes equal time to both highbrow and lowbrow material, which might make him a hard sell in arenas Where subtlety is a rare commodity. ”

Sam Gutelle of Tubefilter said “had the apocalypse arrived that evening , we would have gone out laughing” stating that John Hodgman: ” Ragnarok has enough content beyond simple stand-up to make it worth checking out.” [28] Aaron Frank of the Village Voice ranked John Hodgman: Ragnarok “# 9” in their list of “Top 10 Stand-Up Comedy Specials of 2013.” [29] Frank praised that Hodgman’s “elegant command of language is particularly unmatched in the comedy world” Hodgman a couple times since Ragnarok was taped,

References

  1. ^ Jump up to:e “John Hodgman: RAGNAROK – Netflix” . Netflix . Retrieved 2013-06-19 .
  2. ^ Jump up to:d John Hodgman (10 June 2013). “JOHN HODGMAN: RAGNAROK ON NETFLIX” . Tumblr . Retrieved 2013-06-19 .
  3. ^ Jump up to:e Samantha Abernethy (12 June 2013). “Interview: John Hodgman Talks About John Hodgman: Chicagoist” . Chicagoist . Retrieved 2013-06-19 .
  4. ^ Jump up to:e Terri Schwartz (11 June 2013). “John Hodgman on his Netflix comedy special” Ragnarok and what comes next ” . Zap2it . Retrieved 2013-06-19 .
  5. Jump up^ John Hodgman (14 June 2013). “John Hodgman Picks His Favorite TV Thingies of the Year … From the Future” . Vulture . Retrieved 2013-06-19 .
  6. Jump up^ Bradford Evans (7 June 2013). “John Hodgman’s Live Performance ‘Ragnarok’ to Debut on Netflix June 20th” . Splitsider . Retrieved 2013-06-20 .
  7. ^ Jump up to:b Mark Frauenfelder (20 June 2013). “Gweek 099: John Hodgman: RAGNAROK Netflix Special – Boing Boing” . Boing Boing . Retrieved 2016-01-14 .
  8. Jump up^ Justin Yu (7 June 2013). “The 404 1,284: Where we’re judged by John Hodgman (podcast)” . CNET . Retrieved 2013-06-19 .
  9. Jump up^ Camilleri, Ricky (20 June 2013). “John Hodgman LIVE – HuffPost Live” . The Huffington Post . Retrieved 2013-06-23 .
  10. Jump up^ People (23 July 2013). “The World According to John Hodgman – YouTube” . YouTube . Retrieved 2013-08-03 .
  11. Jump up^ “Morning Shift: Hawks madness … or is it?” . WBEZ . 13 June 2013 . Retrieved 2013-06-19 .
  12. Jump up^ Mancow Muller (14 June 2013). “Twitter / MancowMuller: How does it get better? …” . Twitter . Retrieved 2013-06-19 .
  13. Jump up^ Talk Stoop (2 August 2013). “John Hodgman on New Book” That Is All ” ” . WNBC . Retrieved 2013-08-03 .
  14. Jump up^ “The Best Show on WFMU with Tom Scharpling: Playlist from June 11, 2013” . WFMU . Retrieved 2013-06-19 .
  15. Jump up^ The Leonard Lopate Show – A New Economy, “The Comedy of Errors” John Hodgman, “Fatal Assistance” in Haiti, the History of Privacy . WNYC . 20 June 2013 . Retrieved 2013-06-23 .
  16. Jump up^ “You Made It Weird # 163: John Hodgman” Nerdist ” . The Nerdist Podcast . 26 June 2013 . Retrieved 2013-07-03 .
  17. Jump up^ John Hodgman (5 June 2013). “Judge John Hodgman Episode 113: Uniform Code of Podcast Justice” . Http://www.maximumfun.org/judge-john-hodgman/judge-john-hodgman-episode-113-uniform-code-podcast-justice (Podcast). Maximum Fun . Event occurs at 42:42 . Retrieved 2013-06-27 . External link in( help ) |website=
  18. ^ Jump up to:g John Hodgman . “John Hodgman, RAGNAROK SURVIVAL KIT” . Tumblr . Retrieved 2014-01-10 .
  19. ^ Jump up to:f David Rainville (20 December 2013). “Hodgman recants” . The Recorder (newspaper) . Retrieved 2014-01-10 .
  20. ^ Jump up to:e Barbara Chai (2 January 2014). “What John Hodgman Did After the World Did not End – Speakeasy – WSJ” . The Wall Street Journal . Retrieved 2014-01-10 .
  21. ^ Jump up to:b Marah Eakin (20 October 2014). “Deranged millionaire John Hodgman answers our 11 questions · 11 Questions · The AV Club” . The AV Club . Retrieved 2014-10-20 .
  22. Jump up^ Tuyet Nguyen (21 June 2013). “John Hodgman: Ragnarok – The AV Club” . The AV Club . Retrieved 2013-06-23 .
  23. Jump up^ Marah Eakin (3 December 2013). “The best comedy albums and specials of 2013 – The AV Club” . The AV Club . Retrieved 2014-01-10 .
  24. Jump up^ Eric Limer (20 June 2013). “Witness Ragnarok Tonight on Netflix” . Gizmodo . Retrieved 2013-07-12 .
  25. Jump up^ Joey Esposito (December 23, 2015). “10 Great Netflix Original Stand-Up Comedy Specials” . IGN . Retrieved 2016-01-14 .
  26. Jump up^ Chris Higgins (22 June 2013). “John Hodgman’s RAGNAROK Now on Netflix” . Mental floss . Retrieved 2013-07-03 .
  27. ^ Jump up to:b George Lang (June 24, 2013). “Static: Netflix takes comedy stand with John Hodgman special” . The Oklahoman . Retrieved 2013-06-29 .
  28. Jump up^ Sam Gutelle (20 June 2013). “John Hodgman’s ‘Ragnarok’ Celebrates End Of The World On Netflix” . Tubefilter . Retrieved 2013-08-14 .
  29. ^ Jump up to:b Aaron Frank (20 December 2013). “Top 10 Stand-Up Comedy Specials of 2013” . The Village Voice . Retrieved 2014-01-10 .

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