It’s a collision of comedians on this episode of Go Fact Yourself!
Scott Thompson is known for being part of the famed comedy troupe The Kids in the Hall. How did he become a part of such a well-regarded group of funny people? Let’s just say that it all started with a table full of donuts. He’ll explain the rest.
Scott faces off against comedian Jenny Yang. Growing up, she thought that she was destined for a career in political activism. But through a long road that included lobbying and poetry readings, she became a comedian and TV personality on the E! Network show “Busy Tonight”.
In this episode, we’ll learn about timeless movie stars, city planning and the expansive network of UCLA alumni.
What’s the difference: On the Water and Under the Ground
What’s the difference between a cruise ship and an ocean liner?
What’s the difference between a casket and a coffin?
Areas of Expertise
Jenny Yang: LA city planning, social justice leaders and Taiwanese food.
Scott Thompson: James Dean, the show “Keeping up with the Kardashians” and condiments.
Appearing in this episode:
With guest experts:
Dylan Sittig, community-focused urban and environmental planner for the city of Los Angeles .
Peter Winkler, author of the book The Real James Dean: Intimate Memories from Those Who Knew Him Best.
Go Fact Yourself was devised by Jim Newman and J. Keith van Straaten, and produced in collaboration with Maximum Fun. The show was recorded at The Angel City Brewery in Los Angeles.
About the show
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!
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