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About Your Hosts

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J. Keith van Straaten (Host/Co-Creator/Co-Producer/Co-Writer) is a content producer on the syndicated TV show “Funny You Should Ask” and a 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.”

J. Keith writes about travel for the Los Angeles Times, points and miles for, and theatre for tdf Stages magazine.

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Helen Hong (Host) is a fan favorite on the hit NPR podcast Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me and has performed standup comedy on The Arsenio Hall Show, Last Call with Carson Daly, Gotham Comedy Live and Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen.

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.