Ep. 69: Eliza Skinner & Josh Gondelman

Episode 69

16th October 2020

Turn up your favorite song and raise a glass, it’s time for more Go Fact Yourself! Eliza Skinner is known for her comedy and musical improvisation, but she’s also got a TV show out now on Disney+! “Earth To Ned” is a talk show with a cast made up entirely of puppets from the Jim […]

Episode notes

Turn up your favorite song and raise a glass, it’s time for more Go Fact Yourself!

Eliza Skinner is known for her comedy and musical improvisation, but she’s also got a TV show out now on Disney+! “Earth To Ned” is a talk show with a cast made up entirely of puppets from the Jim Henson company. She’ll explain why, despite all the aliens and spaceships, it’s still a lot like its contemporaries… just with more coordination to make the host talk. Eliza Skinner’s debut comedy album, “Regarding My Lovers,” is available now. 

Eliza’s opponent is her friend and fellow TV producer Josh Gondelman. He works behind the scenes on the show, “Desus and Mero,” which has gone through some creative changes since the quarantine started. He’ll explain. Plus, he’ll tell us all about his discovery that a good pep talk can make all the difference in a rough situation (even when that situation is 2020). 

Our contestants will answer questions about life behind the scenes and classic shows on the stage and screen

What’s the difference: God complex

What’s the difference between the gospel and the scripture?

What’s the difference between “complex” and “complicated”?

Areas of Expertise

Eliza Skinner: Stephen Sondeim, the Jamestown colony and Beanie Babies

Josh Gondelman: The NBA bubble in Florida, the first seven seasons of the TV show “Cheers” and celebrities from Massachusetts.

Appearing in this episode:

J. Keith van Straaten

Helen Hong

Eliza Skinner with her dog in the background!

Eliza Skinner

Eliza Skinner

Josh Gondelman in front of his microphone

Josh Gondelman

Josh Gondelman

With guest experts:

Michael Cerveris in front of a microphone with his headphones on

Michael Cerveris

Michel Cerveris, actor, singer and guitarist who’s won two Tony Awards.

George Wendt and Bernadette Birkett

George Wendt and Bernadette Birkett

George Wendt and Bernadette Birkett, actors best known for their respective roles as Norm and Vera on the show “Cheers.”

Go Fact Yourself was devised by Jim Newman and J. Keith van Straaten, and produced in collaboration with Maximum Fun. The show is recorded from multiple homes at a safe social distance.

Theme Song by Jonathan Green

Maximum Fun’s Senior Producer is Laura Swisher

The show is edited by Julian Burrell.

Mask-wearing by YOU.

In this episode...

Guests

  • Eliza Skinner
  • Josh Gondelman
  • Michel Cerveris
  • George Wendt
  • Bernadette Birkett

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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