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

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Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "I'm your evil twin" Bill Kurtis 
Faith Salie: 16 (2/7)
Alonzo Bodden: 15 (3/6)
Tom Papa: 11 (3/4)
Chosen: Tom Papa
Correct: Tom Papa
Kate Mulgrew: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about someone being kept up by a surprising reason, Not My Job about colors, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next time a cartoon makes headlines?
Another instance in which all three of the choices for the third Not My Job question were actually correct.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Hey, everybody. Gather in front of me and prepare to salute; because, it's the Triumph of the Bill" Bill Kurtis 
Adam Felber
Roxanne Roberts
Peter Grosz
Paula Poundstone
Bobcat Goldthwait
Luke Burbank
Adam Burke
Bim Adewunmi
Amy Dickinson
Negin Farsad
Mo Rocca
Faith Salie
Tom Bodett
Chosen: (N/A)
Correct: (N/A)
Ruth E. Carter: 2
Charles "Peanut" Tillman: 2
Aidy Bryant: 2
Aaron Sorkin: 1
Stacey Abrams: 3
Best Of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! featuring favorite superhero-themed moments
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Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Hey, Steph Curry. Try spinning ol' basket-Bill on your finger" Bill Kurtis 
Adam Burke: 12 (4/4)
Maz Jobrani: 12 (2/5)
Aida Rodriguez: 6 (0/3)
Chosen: Adam Burke
Correct: Maz Jobrani
Olivia Wilde: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about someone trying to improve their commute, Not My Job about Buffalo Wild Wings, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the next surprising FBI file that gets released?
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Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Sleep tight, baby. You're about to get a dose of Bill-atonin" Bill Kurtis 
Helen Hong: 17 (3/7)
Jordan Carlos: 16 (2/7)
Roy Blount, Jr.: 13 (3/5)
Chosen: Roy Blount, Jr.
Correct: Roy Blount, Jr.
Kristine Lilly: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about someone trying to save the environment only to have it backfire, Not My Job about cups that are not the World Cup, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will the mysterious thing hidden in the moon turn out to be?
After Kristine Lilly chose "B" for her third Not My Job question, the audience reacted disapprovingly. Kristine changed her answer to "A" even though she didn't like the idea of the answer; but, it was the correct one.
Chicago, IL (Chase Auditorium)Peter Sagal "Ask not for whom the bell tolls. Ask for whom the Bill tolls" Bill Kurtis 
Roxanne Roberts: 15 (3/6)
Adam Felber: 12 (2/5)
Peter Grosz: 10 (2/4)
Chosen: Peter Grosz
Correct: Peter Grosz
Valerie Jarrett: 2
Who's Bill This Time?, Bluff the Listener about someone having an unlikely excuse for losing $22,000 this week, Not My Job about MTV VJs, Listener Limerick Challenge, Panelist Predictions: what will be the big surprise at next week's Democractic debate?
After Peter Sagal read all three choices for the third Not My Job question, the audience started yelling out the answer. Another instance of all three choices for a Not My Job question were correct. With that, all three of the Not My Job questions had "C" as the correct answer.

Peter sneezed while reading the background on the news story for Adam Felber's eighth Lightning Fill-in-the-Blank question.
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