Mayor Marty Walsh Declares Sunday ‘Judge’ John Hodgman Day in Boston

The city will honor the local comedian and podcaster this weekend.

John Hodgman

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Mayor Marty Walsh is dedicating another day to a celebrity in Boston this weekend.

Walsh announced on Friday that Brookline native and former Daily Show star John Hodgman will be honored by the city on Sunday, September 18. The mayor’s hilarious proclamation explained why the comedian and actor deserved to get a day for his popular comedy podcast.

“The ‘Judge John Hodgman Podcast’ has forced America to come to terms with controversies concerning whether a hot dog is a sandwich,” Walsh wrote. “Whether a machine gun is a robot, and which song should be the official rock song of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.”

Hodgman thanked the mayor in a post on Twitter, which included a few words on how he plans to spend his special day.

The local star, who’s recently appeared in NBC’s Blindspot and Bravo’s Odd Mom Out, joins a long list of celebrities who’ve received their own days in Boston. The collection of high-profile names includes but is not limited to Daily Show host Trevor Noah, alt-rock band Guster, music legend Patti Smith, and Star Trek icon William Shatner.