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 John Hodgman. His most recent book, THAT IS ALL, is his final book of COMPLETE WORLD KNOWLEDGE, covering such subjects as wine, sports, and the end of the world. Get your very own copy here: http://areasofmyexpertise.com/buy
As co-creator and former head writer of The Daily Show and Air America Radio co-founder, LIZZ WINSTEAD is one of the top political satirists in America. As a performer, LIZZ 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 political big brain RACHEL MADDOW. LIZZ'S talents as a comedian and media visionary have been recognized by The New York Times, The Washington Post, Entertainment Weekly's 100 most Creative People issue and has brought numerous television appearances, including Comedy Central Presents and as a regular contributor for MSNBC's "The Ed Show" and "The Joy Behar Show." Most recently, Lizz wrote and produced an independent pilot of her Off-Broadway hit, "WAKE UP WORLD, a show Rachel Maddow called, "The funniest thing I have seen in years."
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.
$15 adv / $20 door
**Please note that this event will be mixed seating/standing. Please arrive early for the best seat selection.
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