In this episode, J. Keith van Straaten is reunited on stage with fellow thespian Andrea Savage. You may recognize Savage from her starring role on TruTV’s I’m Sorry, but dozens of Angelenos will recognize her from a junior high production of a pirate musical, which also starred J. Keith himself. Alas, Fred Willard did not appear in that seminal musical. He was probably off filming This Is Spinal Tap or SCTV at that time. In any event, fate brought Andrea Savage and Fred Willard together to compete for trivia supremacy.
Do YOU Know the Difference?
What is the difference between a bagel and a bialy?
What is the difference between theater that is off-Broadway and off-off-Broadway?
Areas of Expertise
Fred: WWII-era Baseball, ’50s Rock & Roll, Silent film history
Andrea: Little House on the Prairie, Playing Poker, Talking to your kids about beginning puberty
Appearing in this episode:
J. Keith van Straaten
With guest experts:
Alison Arngrim, the New York Times bestselling author and actress known for playing Nellie Oleson on Little House on the Prairie
Dr. Joe Price, Co-Director for The Institute for Baseball Studies at Whittier College
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
In this episode...
- J. Keith van Straaten
- Helen Hong
- Alison Arngrim
- Andrea Savage
- Fred Willard
- Dr. Joe Price
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!
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!
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