Jen Kirkman

Jen Kirkman is a TV writer, actress, podcaster, stand-up comedian, and best-selling author. She has two critically acclaimed comedy specials on Netflix: “I’m Gonna Die Alone (And I Feel Fine)” and “Just Keep Livin’?”  Jen hosts a solo comedy podcast, No Fun: The Jen Kirkman Podcast that’s now in it’s tenth season. She had an eight-year run as a cast member of, and writer on, Chelsea Lately. Jen has also written two New York Times bestselling books.

Jen Kirkman on Gen Jones:
Jen has publicly brought up Generation Jones multiple times. For example, in September 2022, she tweeted to her over 300,000 Twitter followers: “Generation Jones is such a thing. I’ll also add – most of the punk or alt music Gen-X loved was created by Gen Jones.” On September 8, 2022, Jen included a segment about Gen Jones on her popular No Fun: the Jen Kirkman Podcast.

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John Hodgman

John Hodgman is an American author, actor, and humorist. He has written five New York Times bestselling books. He was a popular on-air contributor to The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.  He is also well-known for his personification of a PC vs. Justin Long’s personification of a Mac on Apple’s iconic “Get a Mac” TV ads. He has appeared as an actor in recurring roles on comedy series on HBO and Cinemax.

John Hodgman on Gen Jones:
John writes a weekly humor column in The New York Times Magazine called “Judge John Hodgman” in which he settles real disputes in a funny fictional courtroom setting. On June 20, 2021, “Judge John” chose to answer this reader question in the NYT Mag:

“My teenager Heath calls me a “boomer.” While I accept that all teenagers despise their parents, I object to the label; I was born in 1963. I grew up with stagflation, Devo and AIDS. Please order Heath to refer to my generation by its correct, dismal name: “Generation Jones.””

“Judge John”’s answer: “I’d never heard of “Generation Jones” before, because I have no interest in you, Grandpa. I was born in 1971! I am still young and cool, like AOL and the dismantling of welfare in the name of political triangulation! How could I know there was this new term to describe your tiny, 1954-65 economy-plus section on this sad flight to oblivion we both share? But OK, Joneser. I’ll order your teen to call you by your name. I’m sure Heath will be moved by the opinion of this 50-year-old man once you clip this print magazine article and fax it to them.”

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Annabelle Gurwitch

Annabelle Gurwitch is a popular American author, comedic actress, columnist and television host. She was the longtime host of Dinner & a Movie on TBS. Her acting credits include: Seinfeld, Murphy Brown, Boston Legal, Miami Vice, and Dexter. She frequently appears on NPR and was a regular commentator for NPR’s All Things Considered. She’s written five bestselling books, and essays in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and The Los Angeles Times. She’s been profiled by many media outlets, including The New York Times and The Washington Post.

Annabelle Gurwitch on Gen Jones:
She discussed her Gen Jones identity in-between Boomers and Xers with Bill Maher on Real Time in 2021. She wrote that night on social media: “…We ‘tweeners have a name!  For more stories from Generation Jones about waging resistance to retail therapy & Big Wellness “Erma Bombeck meets Dorothy Parker in this topical & laugh-out-loud funny take on our modern malaise.”

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Teresa Roberts Logan

Brief Bio

Teresa Roberts Logan (aka “The Laughing Redhead”) is a widely-admired stand-up comic and cartoonist. She has appeared as a stand-up comic many times on national TV, including on HBO’s Comic Relief and A&E’s Evening at the Improv, and has shared the stand-up stage with Jerry Seinfeld, Ellen DeGeneres, Paula Poundstone, Drew Carey, and Dana Carvey. She is also a respected cartoonist, who has been honored multiple times by by the National Cartoonists Society. She has drawn many popular cartoons over her career, and has developed an A-List celebrity fan base (e.g. Whoopi Goldberg) who collect her cartoons as art.

Teresa Roberts Logan on Gen Jones:
Teresa is a proud member of Generation Jones, and has spoken publicly about Gen Jones in different contexts. For example, in August 2020, she wrote her inimitable comedic style: “Yep. Generation Jones here. And I mean, hello, the freakin’ 80s :)”

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Nora Lynch

Nora Lynch is a popular stand-up comic and comedy writer. She has appeared on-air as a stand-up comic many times on national TV, on shows including: VH1’s Standup Spotlight, A&E’s Comedy on the Road, VH1’s Fools for Love, MTV’s Standup Spotlight and HBO’s Ladies of the Night. She  has written for all the major U.S. broadcast networks – ABC, NBC, CBS & FOX – as well as major cable networks. Some of the TV shows she has written for are: Caroline in the City, Union Square,  Something’s Gotta Give, Strip Mall,  Zoe, Duncan, Jack & Jane, Life’s Work, and Viva Las Vegas.

Nora Lynch on Gen Jones:
Nora identifies with her membership in Generation Jones, and has brought up Gen Jones publicly in several different contexts. For example, in August 2020, she wrote: “This Generation Jones is what I identify with, myself. I always felt more cultural affinity to X than BB – even though my birth year is considered BB.” and in February 2021, she wrote: “I’m the opposite. Technically, I’m a boomer. But… Generation Jones, here.”

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