There will be additional judgment at this year’s Onion Comedy & Arts Festival, as we’ve added a second Judge John Hodgman show at 10 p.m. on June 2, after the first show sold out. Tickets are on sale now and will set you back $31.
What delights await you? Let the show explain:
JUDGE JOHN HODGMAN and BAILIFF JESSE THORN are riding the circuit to bring
LIVE JUSTICE to a stage near you.
Direct from JUDGE JOHN HODGMAN PODCAST (named FIFTEENTH 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.
Along with surprises, special guests, and live justice lightning rounds, each show will feature a number of live hearings between people in YOUR TOWN. Judge Hodgman will listen to both sides and then tell them WHO IS RIGHT and WHO IS WRONG.
Previous disputes have included:
-is a hot dog a sandwich?
-when is it may someone else’s Chinese food be legally considered abandoned property?
-is it OK to rifle through the trash for prize coupons in a Canadian pizza parlor?
-will you order my mom to buy me a motorcycle and a vape pen?
If you have a long-simmering fight with a friend or loved one that you’d finally like resolved, submit your case to maximumfun.org/jjho and specify that you wish to be heard LIVE ON STAGE and tell us where you live. If we pick your case, YOU GET IN FREE.
The Onion Comedy & Arts Festival runs May 30-June 3 in Chicago. Tickets are still available for the following shows:
- David Cross at the Chicago Theatre, Friday, June 1
- Chris Gethard two shows at Up Comedy Club on Sunday, June 3
- A live I Only Listen To The Mountain Goats with John Darnielle and Joseph Fink at Thalia Hall, Wednesday, May 30
- Jo Firestone at the Hideout, Saturday, June 2
- Tom Scharpling in conversation with writers from The Onion at Lincoln Hall, Wednesday, May 30
- A five-night run of Scott Thompson’s Buddy Cole Monologues at the famed Annoyance Theatre, May 30-June 3
- The staff of ClickHole at Lincoln Hall, Thursday, May 31
- Helltrap Nightmare at the Hideout, Saturday, June 2