Ep. 132: Jill Twiss & Myq Kaplan

Face front, true believers! It’s a brand new episode of Go Fact Yourself!

In this episode…


Jill Twiss is an award-winning comedy writer and children’s book author. For years, she worked as an SAT tutor. She’ll explain how that directly led to her big break: writing for “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” AND the publication of her first children’s book about a former Vice President’s gay bunny. Plus, Jill tells us how she got the chance to contribute material to the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

Myq Kaplan is a comedian who was introduced to many audiences on two competition shows – “Last Comic Standing” and “America’s Got Talent.” On AGT, Myq sometimes had to compete against cute children and well-trained dogs. He’ll tell us about how his latest show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival is based on advice he would give his younger self… and how he doubts he would have listened.

Areas of Expertise:

Jill: The TV show “The Good Place,” the musical The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, and the SAT.

Myq: Linguistics, psychedelics and Spider-Man.


What’s the Difference: 

Preaching to the Choir

What’s the difference between a preacher and a pastor?

What’s the difference between a choir and a chorus?


Rebecca Feldman and Sarah Saltzberg: Writers and performers, who originated the roles that became Olive and Logan in the musical The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.

Marv Wolfman: Legendary and award-winning comic book author and editor, whose career includes creating the character Black Cat for Spider-Man.


J. Keith van Straaten

Helen Hong



Theme Song by Jonathan Green.

Maximum Fun’s Senior Producer is Laura Swisher.

Associate Producer and Editor is Julian Burrell.

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