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Thursday, January 21 • 8:00pm - 10:00pm
NPR's Ask Me Another with Ophira Eisenberg and Jonathan Coulton and guests Phil Johnston, Steve Sansweet and Mo Willems

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A mash-up of “Jeopardy” meets “Saturday Night Live,” Ask Me Another is NPR’s rambunctious hour of puzzles, word games and trivia that blends your local pub’s trivia night with comedy and music. Host Ophira Eisenberg and house musician Jonathan Coulton challenge in-studio contestants and listeners alike with games that stretch their noggins and tickle their funny bones. And each episode celebrity guests take a turn in the contestant's chair, facing games written especially for them. What you'll hear resembles the casual intimacy of game night at a friend's house: one where scores are forgotten in favor of hilarious gaffes, and the grand prize is a good time. With guests Phil Johnston (writer of "Wreck-it-Ralph" and "Cedar Rapids" and the upcoming "Zootopia"), Steve Sansweet ("Star Wars" collector and president of Rancho Obi-Wan, Inc.) and Mo Willems (beloved kids book author of series with Knuffle Bunny, The Pigeon, The Elephant and more). $35 All Ages

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Jonathan Coulton

Jonathan Coulton is the in-house musician for NPR's Ask Me Another. | In 2005, Coulton dropped out of a perfectly good software career to write music on the Internet. He embarked upon a bold experiment called Thing a Week, in which he home-recorded and released a new song every week for an entire year, giving them all away for free. Even he thought he was crazy. But while a struggling music industry fell to pieces over file sharing and... Read More →
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Mo Willems

Mo Willems’ kids’ books, cartoons, TV, theater, and bubble-gum-card-painting have garnered him 6 Emmy Awards, 3 Caldecott Honors, 2 Geisel Medals, 4 Geisel Honors, a Helen Hayes nomination, and multiple painted bubble gum cards. He is best known for his characters Knuffle Bunny, The Pigeon, and Elephant & Piggie. He is worst known for creating Cartoon Network’s Sheep in the Big City and his work on Codename: Kids Next Door and Sesame... Read More →
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Ophira Eisenberg

Ophira Eisenberg is the host of NPR's Ask Me Another. A familiar face in the comedy world, Eisenberg moved to New York in 2001 from Canada and performs stand-up regularly at comedy clubs in the city as well as headlines across the United States, Canada and Europe. She tours as a host and storyteller with The Mothand is featured on The Moth Radio Hour and podcast. | | Selected as one of New York Magazine's "Top 10 Comics that Funny People... Read More →
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Phil Johnston

Phil Johnston is a feature film and television writer whose successful career in comedy writing spans both live-action and animation.   | | Johnston has co-written two films coming out within a week of each other this March including Walt Disney Animation Studios’ animated feature "Zootopia," directed by Academy Award-nominated directors Byron Howard ("Tangled") and Rich Moore ("Wreck-It Ralph"), with a voice cast that includes... Read More →
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Steve Sansweet

Steve Sansweet turned his passion for all things Star Wars into a second career, a huge collection, and friendships with hundreds of fellow Star Wars fans worldwide. He is now President and CEO of Rancho Obi-Wan, Inc., a non-profit corporation that is using that collection to educate and inspire. | | Born and educated in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Steve majored in journalism. In early 1969 he became a reporter for the Wall Street Journal. After... Read More →

Thursday January 21, 2016 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Castro Theatre 429 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

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