Radar interviews the wonderful John Hodgman.
Radar: And then there's The Daily Show. Talk about a sweet gig.
JH: It is so incredibly unexpected and providential as to be frightening to even discuss with you now.
Radar: Is Jon Stewart as Waspy in person as he appears on television?
JH: I'm not going to get into ethnic phrenology with you. He's a very handsome man who is of average height.
Radar: With all of this appearing in front of the camera, one could conclude you harbor a desire to act. Do you?
JH: I am not an actor, but I am not averse to the idea of being a personality. For me the best example is George Plimpton, who chased after every adventure with very little prejudice, always with an open mind and often with a funny accent. I am on top of a roller coaster that I never expected to be on. I don't know what's going to happen when the roller coaster goes down. My guess is I will fly out and I will hit a pole.
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