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John Henson: We Go For The Absurd, We Go For The Ridiculous

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John Henson is hosting a TruTV special counting down the 20 funniest commercials of the year.

Fun facts about John Henson (Source: Wikipedia)

1.) John is an American comedian, talk show host, and actor. He is the co-host of ABC's Wipeout, a prime-time game show now in its sixth season.

2.) Henson began his career as a stand-up comic. He started appearing in films in the mid to late 1990s. He was the longest-running host (four years) of Talk Soup on the E! Entertainment Network, hosting approximately 1,140 shows in the four and a half years he was with the network. In 2004, he was the host of The John Henson Project, a short-lived comedy-reality show on Spike TV, and hosted several broadcast specials including ABC's Best Commercials You've Never Seen, ABC's Best TV You've Never Seen and, most recently, the 33rd Annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmys. From 2005 to 2007, Henson was the co-host of Watch This!, a daily television show on the TV Guide Channel. Henson has also produced numerous field segments on the entertainment industry for MSNBC and CNN and, additionally, had a small recurring role as a local newscaster on My Name Is Earl.

3.) Since 2008, Henson has co-hosted the ABC obstacle course game-show, Wipeout, and always ends the show with the catch phrase, "Good night, and Big Balls", a reference to the signature obstacle in the show.

4.) Henson has also appeared in the Blink-182 music video for "What's My Age Again?".

‘Funniest Commercials Of The Year' airs Sunday, January 5th at 9:00pm on TruTV.

Check out the official website for TruTV's Funniest Commercials Of The Year.

Follow TruTV on Twitter: @truTV

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