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Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Is it hot in here? I blame glo-Bill warming" Bill Kurtis 
Adam Felber: 16 (4/6)
Helen Hong: 11 (3/4)
Roy Blount, Jr.: 11 (1/5)
Chosen: Adam Felber
Correct: Adam Felber
Lance Reddick: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a new type o military achievement, Not My Job about real life concierges, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be HBO's next big hit show?
Roy Blount, Jr. made a "cunning Lingus" joke during the second panel round
St. Louis, MO (Fox Theatre)Peter Sagal "Forget about Bill Barr, come to the bar with me" Bill Kurtis 
Brian Babylon: 15 (3/6)
Tom Bodett: 12 (2/5)
Amy Dickinson: 9 (3/3)
Chosen: Amy Dickinson
Correct: Amy Dickinson
Ozzie Smith: 3
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a celebrity gaining some new fans, Not My Job about "The Wizard of Oz", Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next unexpected thing to show up in "Game of Thrones"?
After Peter Sagal provided the three choices for the first Not My Job question, the audience started shouting out "B" and shouted it out even louder after Ozzie Smith initially chose "C". The audience shouted out "A" right after Peter provided the choices for the second Not My Job question.

In the edited version of the show, during Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank, Peter Sagal did not ask Bill Kurtis how Tom Bodett did before moving on to asking Amy her set of questions. Bill did mention how many points Tom got while stating how Amy did after answering her questions.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Hey Arthur Miller, step into this Cruci-Bill" Bill Kurtis 
Roxanne Roberts: 15 (3/6)
Peter Grosz: 11 (3/4)
Petey DeAbreu: 7 (3/2)
Chosen: Petey DeAbreu
Correct: Roxanne Roberts
Steve Ballmer: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about a world landmark in danger, Not My Job about lip balm, Listener Limerick Challenges, Panelist Predictions: what will William Barr and Robert Mueller do to rekindle their friendship?
Another instance in which all three of the correct Not My Job answers was "B".
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Hey Thanos, forget the Infinity Stones, listen to my Infinity Tones" Bill Kurtis 
Bobcat Goldthwait: 15 (3/6)
Luke Burbank: 14 (2/6)
Paula Poundstone: 12 (2/5)
Chosen: Paula Poundstone
Correct: Paula Poundstone
Laird Hamilton: 3
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about the nation's failing infrastructure that did something good, Not My Job about television history, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will the question that will finally sink Jeopardy! champ James Holzhauer?
Another instance where all three choices for the third Not My Job question were correct.

Bobcat Goldthwait initially answered his third Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank question with "chlamydia" but then changed it to "measles". Peter Sagal gave Bobcat the point.