Ask Me Another

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Packed with trivia, comedy and celebrity guests, Ask Me Another is like an amusement park for your brain. Host Ophira Eisenberg and musician Jonathan Coulton take brilliant contestants on a roller coaster that'll make you laugh and scream (out the answers)—and barely anyone throws up in a trash can.

Actor and former Raiders NFL cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha takes on Christmas movie trivia and talks about his new film _Sylvie's Love_. Hilarious actor Richard Kind gets super competitive with comedian Ray Ellin — founder of the digital standup company [Comedy Cloud](https://www.comedycloud.co/). And comedians Ashley Nicole Black and Chelsea Devantez return …
Rosie Perez talks about recording PSAs for the New York City Subway, meeting Muhammad Ali, and her role in HBO Max's _The Flight Attendant_. Plus, Fortune Feimster and Jillian Bell play a game about delicious musicians, and _Big Mouth_ 's Ayo Edebiri and comedian Olivia Craighead tackle animal kingdom quandaries.
Pack your knives and go turn on this episode! _Top Chef_ and _Taste the Nation_ 's Padma Lakshmi talks to us about doing improv with her daughter and eating liver ganache. Then she helps Ophira and Jonathan create delicious dishes from random ingredients in their pantries. Plus, from _Late Night …
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend's Rachel Bloom joins us to talk about her new book _I Want to Be Where the Normal People Are_. Plus, _Late Night with Seth Meyers_ writer Karen Chee and illustrator Jonny Sun decipher kids' readings of song lyrics, and _Orange is the New Black_ 's Alysia Reiner and …
It's a Sarah-bonanza! Sarah Paulson talks about her new Hulu film _Run_ , out 11/20, and her Netflix series _Ratched_. Sarah Silverman tells us how she came up with the name of her new podcast, _The Sarah Silverman Podcast_. Plus, Rickey Thompson and Denzel Dion join the fun!
_Homecoming_ and _Watchmen_ star Hong Chau plays a game about imaginary, misguided movie adaptations. Jordan Klepper ( _The Daily Show_ ) and Jenny Hagel ( _Late Night With Seth Meyers_ ) become amateur etymologists. Couple- testants Nico Santos ( _Superstore_ ) and Zeke Smith ( _Survivor_ ) try to remember …
It's a stressful time, so meditation teacher Sharon Salzberg begins the show with a guided meditation. Comedian Chelsea Handler talks about her new HBO Max special 'Evolution' and plays a game about actors and authors. Plus, comedians Dewayne Perkins and Aasia LaShay Bullock visit Moo-town, and comedians Mike Albo and …
_Daily Show_ correspondents Ronny Chieng and Michael Kosta play a game about Elvis and _The Lord of the Rings_. Heidi Schreck talks about her play _What the Constitution Means to Me_ and audits the cutest civics class ever, where kids read the Constitution. Plus, comedians Danielle Perez and Madison Shepard …
HALLELOO! _We're Here_ and _RuPaul's Drag Race_ star D.J. "Shangela" Pierce talks about 'quaranqueening.' Plus, comedians Aparna Nancherla, Joyelle Nicole Johnson, Ashley Nicole Black, and Chelsea Devantez show off their smarts. This episode originally aired May 8, 2020.
Zachary Quinto, of _Star Trek_ and _Heroes_ , talks about the new Netflix film adaption of _The Boys in the Band_. Then he plays a game about famous pits and Pittsburghers. Plus, _Welcome to Night Vale's_ Cecil Baldwin and The Neo- Futurists' Kate Jones make their triumphant return to the …
This episode originally aired May 1, 2020. _Brooklyn Nine-Nine_ 's Stephanie Beatriz and _Superstore_ 's Lauren Ash compete in a game about city nicknames. _Middleditch & Schwartz_ performers Thomas Middleditch and Ben Schwartz play a music parody game. _Insecure_ 's Natasha Rothwell tests her knowledge of home improvement shows.
_Queer Eye_ interior design expert Bobby Berk talks about learning from failure and tailoring designs for _Queer Eye_ heroes. Then he plays an _Animal Crossing_ -inspired game. Podcast hosts Sydnee Washington and Marie Faustin take a quiz on tall things. Comedians Matt Rogers and Sudi Green play a game where …
The Wu-Tang Clan's RZA talks with Ophira Eisenberg and Jonathan Coulton about his new movie _Cut Throat City_ , and the process of writing a new song for Good Humor's ice cream trucks. He also plays a game where he answers the question, "Is it a lizard?" Plus, Busy Philipps …
Hilary Swank joins us to discuss her new Netflix show _Away_ , where she plays an astronaut on the first crewed mission to Mars. She'll also try to guess which luxury dog services are real in a game called "Swank Dogs." Plus, gameshow veterans Yvette Nicole Brown and Andy Richter …
Stand-up comedian, podcaster, writer and actor Marc Maron talks about his Netflix special, _End Times Fun_ , and takes a quiz about the 2019 movie, _Cats_ (which he hasn't seen). Plus, two contestant couples go head-to-head: Musicians Aimee Mann and Michael Penn face off, and _New Yorker_ cartoonist Emily Flake …
Actor and comedian Ramy Youssef chats about the new season of his Hulu series _Ramy_ and working with Mahershala Ali — plus he gives some tips on persuading your dad to buy you Pokemon cards. Plus comedians __ Jimmy O. Yang, Roy Wood Jr., Maria Bamford and Jackie Kashian join …
Joseph Gordon-Levitt joins us to discuss wearing wigs and playing an old man alien trapped in a teenage body. Then he makes our dreams come true in a game about songs famously associated with movies. Plus, the Oscar goes to... William Jackson Harper ( _The Good Place_ ) and Yvonne …
Musician Orville Peck explains what country music and punk rock have in common. Then he plays a game about two of his heroes, Dolly Parton and Whitney Houston. Plus, comedians Mitra Jouhari and Whitmer Thomas compete in an anagram game and comedians Alyssa Limperis and May Wilkerson play a game …
Actor and comedian John Early discusses _Search Party_ and officiating Amy Schumer's wedding. Then he time travels to the 1970s for a groovy game combining _The Brady Bunch_ and _Hollywood Squares_. Plus, Sasheer Zamata ( _SNL_ ) and Nicole Byer ( _Nailed It!_ ) get giggly guessing Muppet laughs and …
Actor and activist Debra Messing discusses the _Will & Grace_ revival season and getting fired from her first job. Plus, comedians go head-to-head with their funny partners — Paul F. Tompkins, Janie Haddad Tompkins, Naomi Ekperigin, and Andy Beckerman join us as this week's couple-testants.