Fugazi, comedy and friendly competition.
Got your interest yet? NPR has an event coming up that let's just call... the answer to your date-planning needs. A guaranteed night of buzzer-busting shenanigans and they-went-there banter all set to lyric-shifting house music and can't-stop, won't-stop laughs.
NPR's newest quiz show, Ask Me Another, is coming to Washington, D.C., to put you in your place with trivia that will make your palms sweat. The show crew is taking over NPR's Studio 1 and transforming it for a night of pub trivia, house music and comedy on Thursday, October 10, at 7:00 p.m. (ET).
You can be part of the audience as local music legend and punk rock icon Ian MacKaye takes the stage with Ask Me Another Host Ophira Eisenberg, House Musician Jonathan Coulton and the show's garrulous (kidding) puzzle gurus to tape an episode of the show at NPR headquarters in Washington, D.C.'s NoMa neighborhood. As the night's VIP (Very Important Puzzler), MacKaye will discuss his career in music and answer to said Ask Me Another gurus, who are drumming up a special quiz just for the Fugazi-founding musician.
Want to be a contestant? If you think you have what it takes to face off with a competitor as the Ask Me Another team serves up brain-bending trivia without laughing your pants off (seriously, we do ask that you keep your pants on... this is public radio, for Carl Kasell's sake), email email@example.com with "DC" in the subject line. You just might end up on stage at NPR and on air for audiences everywhere to hear.
Event Details: 'Ask Me Another' in DC
Date: Thursday, October 10, 2013
Time: Doors open at 6:00 p.m. (ET) / Show at 7:00 p.m. (ET)
Location: NPR Headquarters
1111 North Capitol Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002
Tickets: Available here; $15 (plus fees)
Getting there: NPR is accessible by Metro, located a few blocks from the NOMA – Gallaudet U/New York Ave stop on the Red Line. Bike racks and event parking available.