It’s the first episode of Go Fact Yourself recorded in New York!
Fashion stylist Stacy London is a New York Times Bestselling author. And for ten seasons, she was best known as the host of What Not to Wear on TLC. And while she still prides herself on being a fashionista, she insists her advice for others… but Helen still remembers when that wasn’t the case.
Scott Rogowsky can be seen on the popular app-based trivia gameshow HQ. He’s also known for the theater talk show Running Late with Scott Rogowsky. It’s all helped him reach a level of fame that allowed him to fulfill a lifelong dream: play in the Celebrity softball game where he got to pitch against Shaquille O’Neil.
In this episode, we’ll learn about the subtleties of cocktail ingredients, learn about how to have a proper “mid-life renaissance” and why sweet desserts are superior to savory ones.
What’s the difference?
What’s the difference between “Manhattan” and an “Old-fashioned” cocktail?
What’s the difference between “Manhattan” and “New England” clam chowder?
Areas of Expertise
Stacy London: The best desserts in New York City, the film Tootsie and French existentialism.
Scott Rogowsky: The show Seinfeld, Woody Allen movies and minor league baseball teams.
Appearing in this episode:
With guest experts:
Christa LiTrenta, director of culinary training for Magnolia Bakery.
Dick Cavett, actor and broadcasting legend.
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 Caveat in New York City.
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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