About Your Hosts

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J. Keith van Straaten (Host/Co-Creator/Co-Producer/Co-Writer) is a content producer/writer for TV game shows, including “The Hustler,” “Master Minds,” “Funny You Should Ask” and “In the USA Today,” and wrote trivia questions for Bally Sports. He was also a longtime senior writer on NPR’s “Ask Me Another.”

Previously, he wrote many of the games on GSN’s “Chain Reaction” and the iPhone trivia app “Arena.” He created and hosted the live matchmaking show “The Fix-Up Show,” as well as hosting “What’s My Line? – Live On Stage” and Comedy Central’s “Beat The Geeks.”

J. Keith has appeared on “Best Week Ever,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Beverly Hills, 90210,” and a deleted scene in “Gilmore Girls.”

As a journalist, J. Keith has written about COVID and comedy for the Los Angeles Times, points and miles for ThePointsGuy.com, and theatre for tdf Stages magazine.

J. Keith has two cats and is an avid Angels fan. He needs new headshots.


Helen Hong (Host) is a fan favorite on NPR’s Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me, and is also known for her scene-stealing roles on Silicon Valley, Never Have I Ever, and The Unicorn. She brings awareness to Asian-American issues with her family’s YouTube channel Old Korean Dad Stories, and hosts the trivia podcast Go Fact Yourself

Helen was featured in the Coen Brothers’ film Inside Llewyn Davis, and is a recurring character in two series, The Thundermans on Nickelodeon and Blunt Talk on Starz. Helen has also guest starred on Jane the Virgin, Parks and Recreation, Pretty Little Liars, and Splitting Up Together.

Helen’s sharp wit on current events have been featured on CNN, PBS, The Young Turks and The Stephanie Miller Show. A proud feminist and political progressive, her opinion videos on NowThis have surpassed 7.1 million views.

Helen has performed for the troops in the Middle East and for international audiences in Asia, Europe and Latin America.

She always wants to pet your dog and have a bite of your donut. DO NOT LET HER HAVE THE WHOLE DONUT.