Hey blog readers! It's been awhile since we went behind the scenes of your favorite public radio news quiz, so let's catch up.
WHAT'S THE SAME?
The show still sells out every Chicago performance. We still keep rocking' it in locales far and wide (from Portland to Nashville to Fairbanks, Alaska!). Peter is still a cranky comic genius; Carl is still the most genial, lovely man on the planet; Paula still cracks everyone up.
This past year, the show has chugged along as NPR's most popular show and every week a little over 3 million people (I'm thinking it's like 3 million people and an eight year old nerdy kid who answers every question in class) tune in and laugh out loud in their cars as motorists around them think they've lost their minds.
The year has brought in some new panelists - Maz Jobrani, Alonzo Bodden, Faith Salie, Jessi Klein and my man, Brian Babylon. They all have their own personal style and flair and the hazing has included Amy Dickinson forcing them all to take her advice, Roy Blount, Jr.