Go Fact Yourself

Twice a month, 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! Recorded before a live audience in downtown Los Angeles, this game show 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!

If you're in the Los Angeles area and would like to be in the audience for a podcast taping, get your free ticket at http://www.gofactyourpod.com!

Ep 6 Go Fact Yourself with Lizz Winstead and Alonzo Bodden

| 0 comments
Guests: 
J. Keith van Straaten
Guests: 
Helen Hong
Guests: 
Alonzo Bodden
Guests: 
Lizz Winstead
Guests: 
Marcus Miller

In this episode, J. Keith and Helen play host to comedians Lizz Winstead and Alonzo Bodden. Lizz is the founder of Lady Parts Justice and was the co-creator and head writer of The Daily Show. Lizz’s topics of expertise were: fitted sheet folding, Scrabble, and the 1980s Minneapolis music scene. Winstead also demonstrates that loose lips sink...one’s chances to succeed at game shows. Alonzo won the third season of Last Comic Standing and is a regular panelist on Wait Wait...Don’t Tell Me! His areas of expertise are: Motorcycles, LA Clippers, Contemporary Jazz. Bodden shares tales from his time hanging out with elite soldiers, as well as elite musicians. It’s a really fun episode so pop your headphones on and enjoy! You can also enjoy this episode without headphones. Up to you.

Appearing in this episode:

J. Keith van Straaten
Helen Hong
Alonzo Bodden,
Lizz Winstead, Co-creator and head writer of The Daily Show and Lady Parts Justice League founder

With guest experts:
Marcus Miller, Two-time Grammy-winning multi-instrumentalist jazz fusion artist

Alan Stern, former Guinness World Record Scrabble player and Director of NASPA Los Angeles Scrabble Club #44

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 Christian Dueñas

Ep 5 Go Fact Yourself with Dave Holmes and Monique Powell

| 0 comments
Guests: 
J. Keith Van Straaten
Guests: 
Helen Hong
Guests: 
Monique Powell
Guests: 
Dave Holmes

In this episode, writer, comedian and International Waters host Dave Holmes competes against Save Ferris’ Monique Powell. Holmes shares his number one piece of advice for game show host newbies like J. Keith, and Powell tells us about her hard-partying ways on last year’s Warped Tour. Monique’s areas of expertise include: cat behavior, home remedies, and brisket. Dave’s areas of expertise are: Broadway musicals, beer commercials and Melrose Place. Before their professed expertise is put to the test, however, J. Keith Van Straaten and Helen Hong will ask if their guests can explain the difference between venom, poison, and toxin, as well as the difference between a homonym, a homophone, and a homograph. Do YOU know the difference? Find out!

Appearing in this episode:
J. Keith van Straaten
Helen Hong
Dave Holmes, Host of International Waters and editor-at-large for Esquire Magazine
Monique Powell of Save Ferris

With guest experts:
Jessica Morgan, TV-recap writer extraordinaire and co-founder of the celebrity fashion blogGo Fug Yourself

Dr. Rachel Malamed, Veterinary Behaviorist

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 Christian Dueñas

Ep 4 Go Fact Yourself with Cristela Alonzo and Maz Jobrani

| 0 comments
Guests: 
J. Keith Van Straaten
Guests: 
Helen Hong
Guests: 
Frank DeCaro
Guests: 
Pamela Ribon

In this episode, Maz Jobrani reveals how much he makes per episode on Superior Donuts, and Cristela Alonzo leads the audience in a sing along of one of her favorite songs. In What's the Difference, Cristela and Maz share their theories on the difference between eternal and everlasting, and prison and jail. Maz's claimed areas of expertise are: Iran, shaving one's head and bad accents. Cristela claims to know a lot about The Golden Girls, bad 1980s movies and 1980s Radio Hits. Who will triumph in this useless game of trivia? Find out!

Appearing in this episode:

J. Keith van Straaten
Helen Hong
Cristela Alonzo, host of her new podcast To Be Continued
Maz Jobrani, star of Superior Donuts

With guest experts:

Jim Colucci,Entertainment writer, radio reporter, editor at CBS Watch magazine and author of Golden Girls Forever
Eliza Jane Schneider, Accent and dialect coach

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 Christian Dueñas

Ep 3 Go Fact Yourself with Pamela Ribon and Frank DeCaro

| 0 comments
Guests: 
J. Keith Van Straaten
Guests: 
Helen Hong
Guests: 
Frank DeCaro
Guests: 
Pamela Ribon

In this episode, comic book author and Moana screenwriter Pamela Ribon faces off against former Daily Show correspondent and host of The Frank DeCaro Show, Frank DeCaro. Ribon’s three areas of expertise are: The Goonies, The Outsiders, and Beastie Boys lyrics. DeCaro professes a deep knowledge of The Munsters, the original Batman TV series, and Broadway musicals. Who’s the better expert? Find out.

Plus, J. Keith and Helen Hong ask the question that’s on EVERYBODY’S mind: What’s the difference between continual and continuous? If you don’t know the answer, drop everything and listen to the show.

Appearing in this episode:

J. Keith van Straaten
Helen Hong
Pamela Ribon
Frank DeCaro

With guest experts:
Robert Skir, TV writer whose credits include X-Men Evolution, Disney's Gargoyles and Batman: The Animated Series.

Jeff B. Cohen, Former Goonie and Cofounder of the entertainment law firm Cohen Gardner LLP.

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 Christian Dueñas

Ep 2 - Go Fact Yourself w/ Alie Ward & Phil LaMarr

| 0 comments
Guests: 
J. Keith van Straaten
Guests: 
Helen Hong
Guests: 
Alie Ward
Guests: 
Phil LaMarr

In this episode, Ologies podcaster and CBS science correspondent for Innovation Nation, Alie Ward, and actor Phil LaMarr (Mad TV, Family Guy) are grilled about bugs, baseball and bicycles. Can either of our charming guests tell the difference between a layover and a stopover? What about the difference between corned beef and pastrami? Can you tell the difference? To find out, pop in your ear buds or tell Alexa to play Go Fact Yourself, and let hosts J. Keith van Straaten and Helen Hong increase your knowledge of useless trivia.

Appearing in this episode:

J. Keith van Straaten
Helen Hong
Phil LaMarr
Alie Ward

With guest experts:
Entemologist Steven Kutcher
Author Jon Weisman, 100 Things Dodgers Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die

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

David McKeever is the Live Sound Engineer.
Maximum Fun's Senior Producer is Laura Swisher
The show is edited by Christian Dueñas

Go Fact Yourself Ep 1 with Jimmy Pardo and Beth Littleford

| 0 comments
Guests: 
J. Keith van Straaten
Guests: 
Helen Hong
Guests: 
Beth Littleford
Guests: 
Jimmy Pardo

It's the inaugural episode of Go Fact Yourself! Hosts J. Keith van Straaten and Helen Hong test whether comedians Jimmy Pardo ("Never Not Funny") and Beth Littleford ("Dog with a Blog") are as smart as they think they are about topics they love. For Jimmy, it's 1980s music, the band Chicago and Post-90s Chicago White Sox, while Beth professes in-depth knowledge of old school funk music, artificial sweeteners and therapy. Beth and Jimmy may say they know about these subjects, but DO they? To find out, J. Keith and Helen enlist the help of actual experts, and pepper them with fascinating, but useless, trivia questions about things they might know and things they should know along the way.

Appearing in this episode:

J. Keith van Straaten
Helen Hong
Beth Littleford
Jimmy Pardo

With guest experts:
Grammy-winning songwriter Billy Vera
Food scientist and author Dr. Steven Witherly, Why Humans Like Junk Food

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

David McKeever is the Live Sound Engineer.
Maximum Fun's Senior Producer is Laura Swisher
The show is edited by Christian Dueñas

Go Fact Yourself - Live! Featuring Monique Powell and Dave Holmes

| 0 comments
Date: 
01/07/2018 - 17:00 - 18:30
City: 
Los Angeles, CA
Venue Name: 
Angel City Brewery

216 Alameda Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
angelcitybrewery.com

Come out for a live taping of Go Fact Yourself, a game show from J. Keith van Straaten, Jim Newman, and Maximum Fun.

Host: J. Keith van Straaten!

Co-host: Helen Hong!

Guests: Monique Powell and Dave Holmes!

Go Fact Yourself features hilarious guests, intelligent questions, and renowned experts. Join us for a live taping of this show at Angel City Brewery!

Tickets are FREE, but you need to RSVP here!

Go Fact Yourself - Live! Featuring Maz Jobrani and Cristela Alonzo

| 0 comments
Date: 
12/17/2017 - 17:00 - 18:30
City: 
Los Angeles, CA
Venue Name: 
Angel City Brewery

216 Alameda Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
angelcitybrewery.com

Come out for a live taping of Go Fact Yourself, a gameshow from J. Keith van Straaten, Jim Newman, and Maximum Fun.

Host: J. Keith van Straaten!

Co-host: Helen Hong!

Guests: Maz Jobrani and Cristela Alonzo!

Go Fact Yourself features hilarious guests, intelligent questions, and renowned experts. Join us for a live taping of this show at Angel City Brewery!

Tickets are FREE, but you need to RSVP here!

Go Fact Yourself - Live! Featuring Frank DeCaro and Pamela Ribon

| 0 comments
Date: 
12/03/2017 - 17:00 - 18:30
City: 
Los Angeles, CA
Venue Name: 
Angel City Brewery

216 Alameda Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
angelcitybrewery.com

Come out for a live taping of Go Fact Yourself, a gameshow from J. Keith van Straaten, Jim Newman, and Maximum Fun.

Host: J. Keith van Straaten!

Co-host: Helen Hong!

Guests: Frank DeCaro and Pamela Ribon!

Go Fact Yourself features hilarious guests, intelligent questions, and renowned experts. Join us for a live taping of this show at Angel City Brewery!

Tickets are FREE, but you need to RSVP here!

Go Fact Yourself - Inaugural Taping

| 0 comments
Date: 
11/05/2017 - 17:00 - 18:30
City: 
Los Angeles, CA
Venue Name: 
Angel City Brewery

Angel City Brewery
216 Alameda Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Come out for the first official taping of Go Fact Yourself, a new gameshow from J. Keith van Straaten, Jim Newman, and MaximumFun.org.

Go Fact Yourself features hilarious guests, intelligent questions, and renowned experts. Join us for the first taping of this show, to be distributed by MaximumFun.org later this year.

For free tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/go-fact-yourself-inaugural-taping-tickets-3...