November 9, 2012
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Anna Christopher, NPR


   

NPR AND WNYC KICK OFF FALL LIVE TAPINGS OF 'ASK ME ANOTHER'

WITH SPECIAL GUEST NYT COLUMNIST ROSIE SCHAAP
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 7:30PM AT THE BELL HOUSE, BROOKLYN

TICKETS ON SALE NOW FOR ALL SIX LIVE SHOWS,
APPEARANCES BY DR. RUTH, STEVE GUTTENBERG

Ask Me Another, the boisterous radio hour of high-brow and less-so word games, puzzles and trivia from NPR and WNYC, launches into a new run of live tapings for its second public radio season, beginning Monday, November 12 at 7:30PM at Brooklyn's The Bell House.

Tickets, all $10, are available now at amatickets.org for six shows scheduled between November 12 and December 17. The full schedule is below.

Ask Me Another is pub trivia, comedy club and house concert rolled into one. As host, comedian and storyteller Ophira Eisenberg will take the stage armed with custom trivia games to keep the show's band of puzzle gurus, contestants plucked from the audience and a fresh crop of notable guests - including comedian Steve Guttenberg, Broadway star Cristin Milioti and sex therapist Dr. Ruth - on their toes. Select shows will feature a spontaneous soundtrack from returning musical guest and Internet phenomenon Jonathan Coulton.

Among the guests slated to take the stage this fall: New York Times Magazine columnist Rosie Schaap (11/12); Cristin Milioti, star of the Broadway musical Once (11/19); Big Apple Circus' nuptially-bound clown team The Acrobuffos (11/26); actor and humorist Steve Guttenberg (12/4); and the iconic Dr. Ruth (12/10), who'll answer all the questions you're afraid to ask, and then some.

In its 2012/13 season, Ask Me Another will record a total of 25 episodes at the Gowanus, Brooklyn venue, where it sold out its entire inaugural run this spring and played before more than 4,000 audience members. The show will tour to five additional cities for live tapings in 2013; dates and guests to be announced.

Ask Me Another airs weekly on WNYC 93.9FM on Saturdays at 3PM, with on-demand streaming at www.wnyc.org. All shows are also available as a podcast, on NPR's mobile apps and at askmeanother.org. Visit the show's Facebook page and follow its Twitter account (@NPRAskMeAnother) to learn more. Ask Me Another is produced by NPR and WNYC.


Schedule: Ask Me Another at The Bell House
Doors open at 6:30 PM (ET) and show begins at 7:30 PM (ET), for all dates

November 12 - With guest Rosie Schaap, New York Times Magazine
November 19 - With guest Cristin Milioti of Once
November 26 - With guest The Acrobuffos, Seth Bloom and Christina Gelson, of The Big Apple Circus
December 4 - With guest Steve Guttenberg, comedian
December 10 - With guest Dr. Ruth, legendary sex therapist
December 17 - Guest TBA

Tickets: amatickets.org, $10 plus $2.50 handling fee

Address: The Bell House
149 7th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215
(718) 643-6510

Getting there: F, G or R Trains: 9th Street & 4th Avenue stop