What's So Funny? Can you tell a Fran Drescher from a Seth Rogen? In this quiz, contestants have to identify famous people from their distinctive laughs.
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What's So Funny?

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OPHIRA EISENBERG, HOST:

In our next game, our contestants will have to tell their celebrity tee-hees (ph) from their famous he-haws (ph). Let's check in with them. Beth Love, how does one break into the business of ballroom dance pants for men?

BETH LOVE: I went on a date with a ballroom dancer, and I was sewing for a hobby, and he asked me if I could help him out with a problem he was having with his pants.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: That's a first-date question here in Orlando?

(LAUGHTER)

LOVE: I really might have misunderstood his request.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: So what was the problem he was having?

LOVE: They weren't fitting him properly in...

EISENBERG: OK, got it.

LOVE: Yeah.

(LAUGHTER)

LOVE: So I make, like, totally tailored for them - and they're out of stretch materials, so they can, you know, do the splits or whatever dancers do. And...

EISENBERG: Yeah.

LOVE: They look good. And - also make dance chaps for country western - I know.

(LAUGHTER)

LOVE: It's for country western dance, and it's like...

EISENBERG: Sure, yup.

LOVE: They look like chaps worn over jeans, but they're dance pants.

EISENBERG: But they're dance pants.

LOVE: Yeah.

EISENBERG: I love it. I feel like this is going to be highly successful in a whole - like, in a - through a lot of different jobs.

LOVE: Yeah.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: Kristen, you recently accidentally adopted a dog.

KRISTEN MEREK: I did.

EISENBERG: OK. Is this the kind of thing where a dog showed up on your doorstep kind of...

MEREK: A dog actually ran out in front of my car a couple of days before Hurricane Irma.

EISENBERG: Aw.

MEREK: Yeah, I thought it was the head of a mop, but I was wrong.

EISENBERG: Aw.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: And I guess the dog had no tags.

MEREK: No, no tags, no microchip and - but at that point, how could I take her back to the shelter and be like, have this adorable mop? I'll go back to my other dog, who I like better, who doesn't smell quite so bad. Yeah, so I had been low-key thinking about adopting another dog, but apparently, I didn't get to make that decision myself.

EISENBERG: The dog found you. This is an audio quiz called What's So Funny? I'll play you clips of famous people with distinctive laughs. You just need to tell me who's laughing. Beth, you won the last game, so you win this, and you're off to the final round. Kristen, you need to win this or you have to explain every joke in "Will & Grace" to my dad.

(LAUGHTER)

MEREK: Great.

EISENBERG: Here we go. Here's your first laugh. You do not need a hint for this.

(SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED RECORDING)

FRAN DRESCHER: (Laughter).

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

EISENBERG: Kristen.

MEREK: Fran Drescher.

EISENBERG: That's correct, yes.

(APPLAUSE)

EISENBERG: This comedian starred in "The Nutty Professor" films and "The Adventures Of Pluto Nash."

(SOUNDBITE OF FILM, "BEVERLY HILLS COP")

EDDIE MURPHY: (As Axel Foley, laughing).

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

EISENBERG: Beth.

LOVE: Eddie Murphy?

EISENBERG: Absolutely. Yeah.

(APPLAUSE)

EISENBERG: If you've ever watched an awards show, you've probably seen this highly honored actress laughing at a joke about how great she is.

(SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED RECORDING)

MERYL STREEP: (Laughter).

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

EISENBERG: Beth.

LOVE: Is that Meryl Streep?

EISENBERG: Yeah, that is Meryl Streep.

(APPLAUSE)

EISENBERG: This "Hangover" star also voices Rocket Raccoon in the "Guardians Of The Galaxy" films.

(SOUNDBITE OF FILM, "GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY")

BRADLEY COOPER: (As Rocket Raccoon, laughing).

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

EISENBERG: Kristen.

MEREK: Bradley Cooper.

EISENBERG: Yes, that is correct.

(APPLAUSE)

EISENBERG: I like that you giggled at his laugh.

(LAUGHTER)

MEREK: It's kind of infectious. And he's super hot.

EISENBERG: Yeah.

(LAUGHTER)

LOVE: He's a raccoon.

MEREK: I didn't say the raccoon was super hot, just for the record.

JONATHAN COULTON: He's not bad, though.

EISENBERG: He's pretty good.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: This actress played the titular pretty woman in "Pretty Woman."

(SOUNDBITE OF FILM, "PRETTY WOMAN")

JULIA ROBERTS: (As Vivian) Ooh, (laughter).

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

EISENBERG: Sounded like quite a kerfuffle. Beth.

LOVE: Julia Roberts.

EISENBERG: That is correct.

(APPLAUSE)

EISENBERG: This guy made a comedy about assassinating Kim Jong Un, which was pulled from most theaters.

(SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED RECORDING)

SETH ROGEN: (Laughter).

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

EISENBERG: Beth.

LOVE: Seth Rogen.

EISENBERG: That is correct, yes.

(APPLAUSE)

EISENBERG: We could not find a clip of him laughing not stoned.

(LAUGHTER)

EISENBERG: This is your last clue. We were so preoccupied with whether we could play this clip, we didn't stop to think if we should.

(SOUNDBITE OF FILM, "JURASSIC PARK")

JEFF GOLDBLUM: (As Ian Malcolm, laughing).

(SOUNDBITE OF BELL)

EISENBERG: Beth.

LOVE: Jeff Goldblum as Ian Malcolm.

EISENBERG: OK, yes.

MEREK: Nice.

EISENBERG: Nice. Puzzle guru Art Chung, how did our contestants do?

ART CHUNG: Well done, Beth. You won both games and are moving on to the final round.

(CHEERING)

EISENBERG: Coming up, we'll find out who will face off against Beth in our final round. And our special guest is Roxane Gay. We'll put her to the test in what we can confidently say is the nerdiest quiz about "The Fast And The Furious" ever. I'm Ophira Eisenberg, and this is ASK ME ANOTHER from the NPR.

(CHEERING)

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