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Hobo rebellions and funny perversions

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John Stewart recently called John Hodgman "very funny." That would be enough to keep us home playing the Daily Show video over and over, but it's not enough for Hodgman. He was center stage at the McSweeney's thing at REDCAT on Saturday and will be at Book Soup tonight. Because it's all about his book, The Areas of My Expertise, which includes the heretofore unknown Hobo Rebellion. Stewart says the book should not be taken as "real history" — and if there's anyone who knows their fake news, it's John Stewart. Tonight, 7pm, Book Soup in West Hollywood with fellow funny New YorkerJonathan Coulton.

On Wednesday Los Feliz will be host to the balls-out force of nature that is Jonathan Ames. Ever since his first book, 2001's What's Not To Love? The Adventures of a Mildly Perverted Young Writer, Ames has been stuck with this perverted label, and has happily written about cavorting with trannies and hookers. In his new book of essays, I Love You More Than You Know, he also writes about his aunt and his son. Not in a perverted way. Ames is at Skylight Books on 2/15 at 7:30pm.

Comic by David Rees for AreasofmyExpertise.com - the dialogue for the final frame can be found there