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Jon Hotchkiss
Jon Hotchkiss is a 14 time Emmy loser and host of the new series, Pizza With Writers.

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On Joke Theft and Amy Shumer: Thoughts From a 14-Time Emmy Nominee

(0) Comments | Posted January 29, 2016 | 8:00 AM

Thanks to a judicial order, I can't tell you why I know a little something about idea theft in Hollywood. If I do tell, I'll have to give back all the money I've saved for my kid's college. And I don't want to do that. So, you'll have to trust...

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This One Guy With 14 Emmy Nominations and a Pizza Started a New TV Network

(1) Comments | Posted October 13, 2015 | 12:30 PM

2015-10-10-1444450402-3636673-IMG_71952copy.jpg Jon Hotchkiss is the host of the new interview series, Pizza With Writers

I just did something stupid. No, I didn't donate my kid's college tuition money to Donald Trump For President. That would be "monumentally stupid."

What I did was start a...

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World's. Best. Travel Tip. Ever! I Promise.

(2) Comments | Posted August 10, 2015 | 5:21 PM


Before I tell you the world's best travel tip -- and I will, I promise -- I need to give you some context.

In the summer of 2014, my family (wife, two kids ages 9 and 13 and me, age, 48) went to...

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Thanks to David Letterman, I Have a Wife, Job and Best Friend

(0) Comments | Posted May 11, 2015 | 5:11 PM


Five words. Just five words: Revolutionary. Hilarious. Mischievous. Subversive. Anarchical.

At age 14, I would have had no idea what four of those words meant, but looking back, that is surely why David Letterman's short lived 1980 morning show enthralled me. It's why...

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My Wife Ruined Dinner

(2) Comments | Posted February 2, 2015 | 10:12 AM

There's one thing all Americans, regardless of race, creed, color, gender, sexual orientation or political affiliation can agree on: Christina Hendricks character Joan on Mad Men is the sexiest TV character. Ever!

The other thing Americans agree on is that dinner is the best meal of the day.

Everyone loves...

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I Was Robbed: Literally

(1) Comments | Posted November 14, 2014 | 12:14 AM

I was the victim of a burglary. I know this because that's what it says on the copy of the Los Angeles Police Department Investigative Report I was given by Officer Norman of the Van Nuys branch of the LAPD (note: the officer's name has been changed)

The burglary happened...

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That Cat Call Video (#Analysis & #Video #Response)

(0) Comments | Posted October 30, 2014 | 6:22 PM

By now everyone has seen that cat calling video, right? The one with the young woman in New York City who gets cat called about 100 times over the course of 10 hours while walking alone through various parts of New York City. As of Oct 30 at 1:30 pm...

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Revenge Porn and the Failure of 39 U.S. States

(0) Comments | Posted September 28, 2014 | 1:07 AM

Of all the types of porn there are -- amateur, B&D, S&M, A&E, three-way, girl-on-girl, three girls, one guy, his mother, and her sister, that crazy shit they do in Germany -- my least favorite is something called "revenge porn."

But, you won't find a revenge...

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Texas Court OKs "Up Skirts": WTF?!

(2) Comments | Posted September 22, 2014 | 5:19 PM

This week, the Texas Court of Appeals made a ruling that is both outrageous and grotesque... and for the first time in recorded history, it has nothing to do with either abortion or the death penalty.

Rather, the court handed down a ruling in a case in which a photographer...

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Ringling Brothers vs Animal Activists (VIDEO)

(60) Comments | Posted July 22, 2014 | 1:29 PM

Elephants perform at the Ringling Bros circus, July 15, 2014

"Ladies and gentlemen... boys and girls... children of all ages...." There is no phrase in the English language filled with more genuine enthusiasm, anticipation and excitement... and that includes both the other...

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The Perks of Fame Revealed: A Second Piece of Costco Sample Sausage

(0) Comments | Posted July 4, 2014 | 1:02 AM


You've been to Costco, right? You've seen the people who set up a stand and give away samples of meatballs or fish sticks or crab dip, right? You know that the people giving out the samples will often say if you ask for...

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7 Simple Things I Do That Greatly Improved My Life... That You Should Do, Too

(0) Comments | Posted June 19, 2014 | 2:04 PM

The author poses with Miss USA 2011, Alyssa Campenella. This photo hangs on the wall at Mullberry Street Pizza in Sherman Oaks, CA. It's captioned "Thanks for the great pizza. Sorry I ruined the photo."

Below, a list of seven simple things...

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The Tragic Results of Complacency, Wishing, Hoping & Praying Is More Dead Children

(0) Comments | Posted June 13, 2014 | 12:48 PM

Anyone who tells you the words of the constitution are immutable... is a liar. Anyone who tells you that if the constitution gives an American a "right," there is absolutely nothing that the government can do to take it away, is also a liar. And, anyone who clings to only...

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Mythbusters Scandal Grows (VIDEO)

(14) Comments | Posted May 21, 2014 | 5:27 PM


Dear Mythbusters Fans:

I have some news to share. News I presume you're not going to like. News that you likely won't believe. News that will make you mad.

And for that... I'm sorry.


If you read this post all the way...

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A Dad, an Animal Rights Protest and the Exploitation of Children

(0) Comments | Posted May 2, 2014 | 3:31 PM

Animal rights activists -- and children -- march on the campus of UCLA April 25th, 2014.

On Friday, April 25th, 2014, I witnessed the inappropriate political use of several elementary school age children.

As a father of two little girls, I'm embarrassed...

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10 Reasons to Smash Your Cell Phone Right Now!

(55) Comments | Posted April 22, 2014 | 9:24 AM

I want to smash my cell phone. Seriously. I want to smash it into hundreds of pieces. And then, I want to mix those jagged pieces of broken electronics with C4 and blow them up just to be 100% certain they can't be reassembled by a team of savvy forensic...

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5 Crazy Things Not Even Pilots Will Not Tell You About Airplane 'Safety'

(0) Comments | Posted March 28, 2014 | 4:08 PM

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What is the funniest thing ever uttered on an airplane? For my money it's this... Pilot (over PA): "Would the passenger in...

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12 Things No One Will Tell You, Not Even Your Smartest Friend.

(5) Comments | Posted March 21, 2014 | 5:57 PM

Here now, 12 things no one will tell you. Not even the smartest person you know. That is, until now. You're welcome!

1. What if I needed to eat a banana right this second?

If you only have unripe bananas, you are SOL if you must have it this...

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Are You More Likely to Remember Stuff You See or Stuff You Hear?

(0) Comments | Posted March 6, 2014 | 1:33 PM


NOTE: At the end of this post, there are two experiments for you to test your own memory to determine which information you are better at recalling: what you hear vs. what you see.

A few nights ago -- around 8:00 p.m. or...

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Why Doesn't My Snoring Wake Me Up?

(0) Comments | Posted March 5, 2014 | 8:22 AM

According to the latest statistics, nearly 40 percent of adult men snore. And that number nears 100 percent for adult men who play husbands with a hot wife on a sitcom. Think The King of Queens, for example.

If you are a chronic snorer, you are likely to...

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