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NPR’s and WNYC’s Ask Me Another

Friday, June 14, 2013

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.

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Puzzlemaster Will Shortz and Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! host Peter Sagal walk into a bar... No, it's not the start of a joke. It's the essence of NPR's and WNYC's Ask Me Another, a rambunctious show that blends brainteasers and local pub trivia night with comedy and music. Host Ophira Eisenberg invites guests and listeners alike to stretch their noggins, tickle their funny bones, and enjoy witty banter and guitar riffs from the Ask Me Another one-man house band, Jonathan Coulton.

Join Eisenberg as she puts questions to a rotating band of puzzle gurus, contestants and special VIP’s (that’s Very Important Puzzlers), who then take a turn in the puzzle hot seat facing trivia games written especially for him or her. 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.

SummerStage attendees can play along as the on-stage contestants take a turn in the puzzle hot seat at this special live recording of the famed variety show.   The night’s VIP’s include singer/songwriter Nellie McKay,  New York Times Crossword Puzzle Editor Will Shortz, host of WNYC’s Studio 360 Kurt Andersen, comedian and director David Wain and NBC’s The Office alum B.J. Novak.

Location

Rumsey Playfield in Central Park Accessible
Manhattan
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Cost

Free  

Event Organizer

City Parks Foundation

Contact Email

info@summerstage.org

Categories

Concerts, Free Summer Concerts

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Know Before You Go

There are currently 2 service interruptions affecting access within this park.

PlaygroundsEast 72nd St Playground

The East 72nd St Playground is closed for construction. It will reopen this summer. Central Park Conservancy is renovating the playground to improve its accessibility and connection to the park's landscape. Please visit the Central Park Conservancyfor more information.

ParkCentral Park

As of April 27, Central Park's Bow Bridge is closed to the public for structural work and a fresh coat of paint. The work is expected to last three to four months. Removing the old paint will require wrapping the bridge in a tent-like structure to prevent debris from falling into the water. Along with repainting, the work will include replacing the wooden decking, fixing several beams on the underside of the span, and reinforcing approaches at either end.
Anticipated Completion: Summer 2015

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