Ask Me Another VIPs: Very Important Puzzlers Each week on Ask Me Another, we bring on a special guest for an interview, and then make them play a trivia game we've written just for them.
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Ask Me Another VIPs: Very Important Puzzlers

Ask Me Another's specials guests playing custom-written trivia challenges.

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Good Day, Ellie!

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Michelle Wolf: Doing It For The People

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Amber Ruffin Says What!?

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Dascha Polanco: Trading Scrubs For 'Orange' Jumpsuits

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Mo Amer: Working The Classroom Comedy Circuit

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Ronny Chieng: 'This Is For The Rich People'

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Michael C. Hall: Based On Nothing

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Nick Kroll: The Story Of The Toothpaste Wedgie

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Tom Arnold: Don't Call It A Comeback

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Jill Sobule: A Shredder Right From The Beginning

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Matt And Kim: How To Go Outside And Not Die

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Rose Byrne-ing Down The House

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Awkwafina: 'No Turning Back'

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Sasha Velour: 'Anyone Can, And Must, Do Drag'

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Jessica Walter's Alter Egos

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Darlene Love: From Background to Limelight

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Ethan Slater And Kyle Jarrow: Squarely SpongeBob

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Jenn Colella And The Phantom Broadway Tattoo

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Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine: Muse Clues

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