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Sing a song and survive at sea – it’s a brand new episode of Go Fact Yourself!
Bruce Vilanch is an Emmy award-winning comedy writer and game show icon. He’ll tell us about what may be his greatest achievement yet: writing a new musical with Dolly Parton. Bruce is also happy to celebrate his career low-lights as well. He’s got an upcoming book about his work on The Star Wars Holiday Special.
Josefina López is a playwright and screenwriter, perhaps best known for creating Real Women Have Curves. The play has always been a point of pride for her. For many Hispanic actors, it’s the first time they get to play roles that they can be proud of. Josefina also has a diplome de cuisine from Le Cordon Bleu in France. She’ll tell us about how she’ll combine her knowledge of food and plays in writing an upcoming musical.
Our guests will compete to answer trivia about squares, shipwrecks, and Saigon.
Areas of expertise
Bruce: Classic cartoon characters, Jewish food, and the SS Andrea Doria.
Josefina: Mexican muralists, the history of Boyle Heights in Los Angeles, and the musical Miss Saigon.
What’s the difference: It’s hip to be square.
What’s the difference between rap and hip-hop?
What’s the difference between a handkerchief and a pocket square?
Appearing in this episode:
With guests experts
Mike Stoller, Member of the Grammy Hall of Fame and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, known for co-writing hits like “Hound Dog,” “Stand By Me,” and more.
Richard Maltby Jr., Tony award-winning theater director, producer and lyricist, who wrote the lyrics for the musical Miss Saigon.
Theme Song by Jonathan Green.
Maximum Fun’s Senior Producer is Laura Swisher.
Associate Producer and Editor is Julian Burrell.
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About the show
Twice a month, host J. Keith van Straaten and co-host Helen Hong quiz the smartest celebrities they know to find out why they love what they love! 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!
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