From NPR and WNYC:
Ask Me Another: A Holiday Extravaganza
John Hodgman, Lizz Winstead, AJ Jacobs
149 7th Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11215
Doors 6:30 PM / Show 7:30 PM
This event is 21 and over
Ask Me Another
Puzzlemaster Will Shortz and Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! host Peter Sagal walk into a bar... No, it's not the start of a joke. It's the essence of Ask Me Another, a rambunctious hour that blends brainteasers and local pub trivia night with comedy and music. Host Ophira Eisenberg invites in-studio guests and listeners alike to stretch their noggins, tickle their funny bones, and enjoy witty banter and guitar riffs from house musician Jonathan Coulton.
For an hour, listeners can play along as Eisenberg puts questions to a rotating band of puzzle gurus, audience members and special mystery guests, who then takes a turn in the contestant's chair facing trivia games written especially for him or her. What you'll hear resembles the casual intimacy of game night at a friend's house: one where scores are forgotten in favor of hilarious gaffes.
Ask Me Another is recorded live at The Bell House in Brooklyn, NY.
Ask Me Another is a co-production of NPR and WNYC.
JOHN HODGMAN is a writer, comedian, and actor.
He is the author of three books of fake facts and invented trivia, all of them New York
Times Bestsellers, and his writing has also appeared in The Paris Review, This American
Life, The New Yorker, and Mad Magazine.
After an appearance to promote his books on “The Daily Show,” he was invited to return as
a contributor, serving as the show’s “Resident Expert” and “Deranged Millionaire.”
This let to an unexpected and, frankly, implausible career before the camera, becoming the
“Personal Computer” in a series of commercials for Apple computer, and more recently
playing recurring roles in FX’s MARRIED, HBO’s BORED TO DEATH, Cinemax’s THE
He has performed comedy for The President of the United States, at the TED conference,
and in a crypt in Green-Wood Cemetery. His apocalyptic comedy special RAGNAROK is
available on Netflix, and his subsequent one man comedy shows have played to sold out
audiences in many nice theaters around the country and in Canada.
Finally, he is the host of the popular JUDGE JOHN HODGMAN podcast, where he settles
serious disputes between real people, such as “Is a hot dog a sandwich?” and “Should we
tell our children the TRUTH about Santa Claus.” He also contributes a weekly column under
the same name for The New York Times Magazine
As co-creator and former head writer of The Daily Show and Air America Radio co-founder, Lizz Winstead has helped changed the very landscape of how people get their news.
As a performer, Winstead brought her political wit to The Daily Show as a correspondent and later to the radio waves co-hosting Unfiltered, Air America Radio's mid-morning show, where she brought on board Hip Hop legend, Chuck D and Rachel Maddow.
Known as as one of the top political satirists in America, Lizz’s talents as a comedian and media visionary have been recognized by outlets including The New York Times, The Washington Post and as one of Entertainment Weekly’s 100 most Creative People.
She can also be seen regularly doing hilarious and insightful commentary on MSNBC.
Winstead’s first book, Lizz Free Or Die, Essays, was released in 2012 to incredible reviews and the paperback was released in May of 2013
Lizz also gives back.
Her ongoing national comedy tour to benefit Planned Parenthood and NARAL has raised over 3 million dollars and was made into a documentary film, Smear Campaign just won “Best Documentary Comedy Short” at the Atlanta Documentary Film Festival.
Smear Campaign can be exclusively seen at: http://vimeo.com/ondemand/smearcampaign/72805081
Lizz is currently working on a second book, and has spearheaded Lady Parts Justice, a reproductive rights group fighting to return all 50 state legislatures to a pro-choice majority.
To keep up with Lizz and to see just how up to the minute her comedy is, Like her on Facebook and follow her on Twitter @lizzwinstead
Arnold Stephen "A. J." Jacobs, Jr. is an American journalist, author, and lecturer best known for writing about his lifestyle experiments. He is the editor at large for Esquire and has worked for the Antioch Daily Ledger and Entertainment Weekly.
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