Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! Panelists by CoenM

Champion(s):

gregariouschinchilla
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Runner(s)-Up:

Commodore
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Quiz Description

From a description of their day jobs, name these people who have served as panelists on NPR's long-running news quiz. The winner does not get Carl Kasell to record the greeting for their voicemail.

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Questions:

Best known for his work on The Daily Show, what TV PERSONALITY's resume also includes work on The Tonight Show, CBS Sunday Morning, My Grandmother's Ravioli, and The Henry Ford's Innovation Nation?

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Mo Rocca

What FORMER TV NEWS PRODUCER's written articles on life and family led her to succeed Ann Landers as the Chicago Tribune's signature advice columnist with Ask Amy, which is now syndicated nationally?

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Amy Dickinson

What ACTRESS/ JOURNALIST/ AUTHOR does segments for CBS Sunday Morning, hosts the public television show Science Goes to the Movies, and recently published her first book, Approval Junkie?

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Faith Salie

Nicknamed the "Persian Pink Panther," WHAT COMEDIAN has performed on the Axis of Evil Comedy Tour, and currently has a regular role on the CBS sitcom Superior Donuts?

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Maziyar "Maz" Jobrani

What ACTOR AND COMEDIAN has decades of work on his resume, from playing Zed in the Police Academy series to being the writer, director, and lead in the film Shakes the Clown?

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Bobcat Goldwaithe

What COMEDIAN AND ACTRESS played Janet Fung in the Coen Brothers film Inside Llewyn Davis and has a recurring role as Mrs. Wong (a character she bases on her mother) on Nickelodeon's The Thundermans?

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Helen Hong

What HUMORIST AND SPOKESPERSON started his media career in 1984 with contributions to All Things Considered, and has various acting and voice credits, but is best known as the long-time spokesperson for Motel 6?

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Tom Bodett

What STAND UP COMIC is probably best known for his work on Last Comic Standing, where he was runner-up on the second season, won the third season, and served as a judge on the fifth season?

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Alonzo Bodden

What COMEDIAN AND ACTOR is a relatively new addition to the panel, apparently parlaying his role as the dad on The Goldbergs to the fame and riches of public radio?

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Jeff Garlin (edited at 8:23 pm, August 1, 2017 (MDT))

What STAND UP COMIC is a frequent member of the panel, but has also appeared in various HBO specials, put out two CDs of material under the main title I Heart Jokes, and on the joke episodes of A Prairie Home Companion?

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Paula Poundstone

Also a frequent panelist is what AUTHOR AND HUMORIST, once a regular writer and editor for Sports Illustrated who has also written books like Three Bricks Short of a Load and Alphabet Juice and was an original member of the Rock Bottom Remainders?

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Roy Blount, Jr.

What IMPROV COMIC seems like a natural fit as an occasional panelist, between his appearances on the US and UK versions of Whose Line is it Anyway? and his work as the host of a self-named podcast and the podcast The Smartest Man in the World?

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Greg Proops