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Minneapolis, MN (Orpheum Theatre)Peter Sagal "Look out Tokyo, here comes God-Billa!" Bill Kurtis 
Adam Burke: 12 (2/5)
Roxanne Roberts: 11 (3/4)
Negin Farsad: 11 (3/4)
Chosen: Roxanne Roberts
Correct: Negin Farsad
Alan Page
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about voter fraud somewhere in the world, Not My Job about actual Vikings, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next big lie we hear?
Starting with this show, the winners can now choose which host, scorekeeper or panelist they would like to record their answering machine or voicemail message.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "I'm the breed that seems vicious, but I'm a sweetheart when you get to know me. I'm your pit Bill" Bill Kurtis 
Alonzo Bodden
Brian Babylon
Phoebe Robinson
Amy Dickinson
Mo Rocca
Tom Bodett
Roxanne Roberts
Luke Burbank
Bobcat Goldthwait
Maz Jobrani
Faith Salie
Negin Farsad
Roy Blount, Jr.
Helen Hong
Paula Poundstone
Adam Felber
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Correct: (N/A)
Eddie Izzard: 1
Bernie Parent: 3 *
Aubrey Plaza: 3
Best Of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring several favorite Not My Job guests and a some never-before-aired material
The order in which the Not My Job guest segments were included in this Best Of show also matches the chronological order in which the guests originally appeared as guests on the show. The three guests were also consecutive Not My Job guests, with a Best Of show airing between the shows that Bernie Parent and Aubrey Plaza were on, respectively.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "That's right, I'm gazing at Uranus. I'm the Hub-Bill telescope" Bill Kurtis 
Roy Blount, Jr.: 16 (2/7)
Helen Hong: 15 (3/6)
Brian Babylon: 12 (2/5)
Chosen: Helen Hong
Correct: Helen Hong
Andy Richter: 3
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about someone whose powers became their downfall, Not My Job about Conan The Destroyer, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next scandal involving granola?
Dayton, OH (Schuster Performing Arts Center)Peter Sagal "Hey there, ancient Mesopotamians, get ready for the epic of Bill-gamesh" Bill Kurtis 
Mo Rocca: 16 (4/6)
Alonzo Bodden: 15 (3/6)
Amy Dickinson: 12 (2/5)
Chosen: Mo Rocca
Correct: Mo Rocca
Adam Scott: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about Star Wars showing up in an unexpected location, Not My Job about ghosting, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will NBC do to fix Megyn Kelly's new show?
Adam Scott had a bit of help from Mo Rocca, and some from the audience, with the third Not My Job question.

Amy asked Peter for a hint for her last Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank question, but Peter said it was established that no hints were given. Amy then asked if the answer involved cheese and Peter said that answering that would be giving a hint.

Peter accepted Alonzo's answer of "a note" for his last Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank question. The correct answer was "40 bucks, half a joint and a note"
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "You don't have to speak Tagalog to visit the Bill-ippines" Bill Kurtis 
Luke Burbank: 15 (3/6)
Roxanne Roberts: 14 (2/6)
Adam Burke: 7 (3/2)
Chosen: Adam Burke
Correct: Luke Burbank
Lee Daniels: 3
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a surprising theory on the STEM gender gap, Not My Job about cookies, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: how will the world end?
The listener contestant answered "gross, disgusting fish" for the third Listener Limerick and Peter Sagal accepted the answer. The correct answer was "gefilte fish".