Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! Stats and Show Details

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Mo Rocca
Amy Dickinson
Hari Kondabolu
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
John Grisham
(N/A)
(N/A)
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "I'm a pile of thinly sliced beef covered in Velveeta. That's right. I'm your Billy Cheesesteak" Bill Kurtis 
Helen Hong
Faith Salie
Alonzo Bodden
Roxanne Roberts
Tom Bodett
Adam Felber
Paula Poundstone
Hari Kondabolu
Tara Clancy
Maz Jobrani
Mo Rocca
Roy Blount, Jr.
Peter Grosz
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Scott Kelly: 3
Austan Goolsbee: 3
Edie Falco: 2
John Kasich: 2
Best of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring a few favorite Not My Job and panel segments from the past year
The Austen Goolsbee Not My Job segment was from the 2018-03-10 show, not from his first Not My Job appearance on the 2011-09-03 show. The Bluff the Listener segment was from the 2018-05-26 show, in which Helen Hong was the guest host.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "I like Bill. I still like Bill. Sometimes I had too much Bill" Bill Kurtis 
Roxanne Roberts: 14 (2/6)
Peter Grosz: 12 (4/4)
Paula Poundstone: 11 (1/5)
Chosen: Peter Grosz
Correct: Peter Grosz
Ellie Kemper: 3
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a parties going wrong, Not My Job about Jimmy Smits, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next text message sent to everyone in the United States?
(N/A)
Los Angeles, CA (Greek Theatre)Peter Sagal "Hey there Angelenos, take a right on Sunset Bill-evard" Bill Kurtis 
Jessi Klein: 13 (3/5)
Maz Jobrani: 12 (2/5)
Alonzo Bodden: 12 (2/5)
Chosen: Maz Jobrani
Correct: Maz Jobrani
Jon Hamm: 3
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a new job opportunity, Not My Job about Spam, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next company to change their name and why?
The listener contestant for the Who's Bill This Time? segment answered the third question which was about a company that recently changed the name. The answer that they were going for was "Weight Watchers" but the contestant answered "Dunkin' Donuts". Peter Sagal accepted the answer as Dunkin' Donuts also changed its name.

When Jessi Klein was trying to answer the Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank questions, the audience yelled out some of the answers trying to help her.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Get over here and shave me. I'm your stub-Bill" Bill Kurtis 
Faith Salie: 15 (3/6)
Tara Clancy: 11 (3/4)
Adam Burke: 10 (2/4)
Chosen: Faith Salie
Correct: Tara Clancy
Aly Raisman: 3
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a mystery in Ipswich that caused people to hear "It's raining, it's pouring..." each night, Not My Job about storage vaults, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next video game character to be in the news?
Aly Raisman asked the audience for help for the first Not My Job question after Peter Sagal listed the three options. The audience shouted out "B" and Aly chose it.