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Go Fact Yourself in NYC

07/21/2018 - 12:00 - 13:30
New York, NY
Venue Name: 

21A Clinton St
New York, NY 10002

Tickets here:

Go Fact Yourself is a live game show recorded as a podcast for the Maximum Fun network. Host J. Keith van Straaten and co-host Helen Hong bring together the smartest celebrities they know and make them look dumb… and then smart again!

TWO SHOWS ONLY! Join us for a special NYC live taping of Go Fact Yourself, a game show podcast from J. Keith van Straaten, Jim Newman, and Maximum Fun. Go Fact Yourself features comedians, actors and musicians answering arcane questions on topics they claim to be experts in. But don’t worry, if they slip up, there are real experts on hand to give us the facts!

Host: J. Keith van Straaten!
Co-host: Helen Hong!
Celebrity Guests:
Sat 21st: Stacy London + Scott Rogowsky

Previous Guests include: Maria Bamford, Pete Holmes, Grant Imahara, Laraine Newman, Jimmy Pardo, Paul Scheer, Paul F. Tompkins, Glynn Washington, and Fred Willard.

Please note, lineup is subject to change.

Doors: 11:30am
Show: 12:00pm
Tickets: $10 adv / $X15 door
Please note this is a mixed seated and standing venue. Please arrive early for the best seats.



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Phone us at (844)779-7631 (or UGH-SPY-POD1)
Mailing address: Suite 144 - 6362 Fraser St., Vancouver, BC V5W 0A1

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Carl Gotlieb, J. Keith Van Straaten, Paul F. Tompkins, Helen Hong, Susan Orlean
Paul F Tompkins & Susan Orlean
Dr. Linnea Newman
Carl Gotlieb
J. Keith Van Straaten
Helen Hong

Susan Orlean is a staff writer for the New Yorker and the author of books like The Orchid Thief.

Paul F. Tompkins is a comedian whose voice you’ll recognize as the character Mr. Peanutbutter on Bojack Horseman.

In this episode, we learn about why Paul can’t stop spoiling upcoming episodes of Bojack Horseman for his wife, and why he should be considered the king of coining new catchphrases. And we’ll also learn which animals in Susan’s life have been named after characters from Bojack (hint: not horses), and why it’s important to learn the title of an author’s book before interviewing her in a public forum. Plus, Susan explains more about her upcoming book and Paul discusses what makes him love podcasting so much.

Do YOU Know the Difference?

What’s the difference between a “Labyrinth” and a “Maze”?

What’s the difference between “Distinguish” and “Discern”?

Areas of Expertise
Susan Orlean: Women’s fashion, 80’s music from the Congo and chicken husbandry
Paul F Tompkins: SCTV, Neil Gaiman’s comic The Sandman and the film Jaws

Appearing in this episode:

J. Keith van Straaten
Helen Hong
Paul F. Tompkins
Susan Orlean

With guest experts:
Dr. Linnea Newman, Director of Global Technical director of poultry for Merck Animal Health

Carl Gotlieb, Screenwriter of Jaws and author of The Jaws Log.

Go Fact Yourself is coming to New York for two live tapings on July 21st and 22nd at Caveat NYC! For information on guests and to buy tickets go to

Go Fact Yourself was devised by Jim Newman and J. Keith van Straaten, and produced in collaboration with Maximum Fun. The show is recorded at the Angel City Brewery in downtown Los Angeles.

Theme Song by Jonathan Green
David McKeever is the Live Sound Engineer.
Maximum Fun's Senior Producer is Laura Swisher
The show is edited by Julian Burrell.

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Subscribe on iTunes! then, tweet about or follow the show on Twitter (@Sawbones) so all your friends and family can be as horrified and entertained as you.

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INTRO 0:25

Gettin’ Musical

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NFL’s New Helmet Rule

Scarlett Johansson Cast as Trans Man

Tanacon Update


Michael Cohen May Flip on Trump

Scott Pruitt Finally Resigns

Reactions to Ocasio-Cortez

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Comcast Begins Throttling Data

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La Croix CEO Sued for Misconduct

OUTRO 1:39:29

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Story Break

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