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Go Fact Yourself LIVE with Reggie Watts and Lisa Loeb

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM on Saturday, May 6, 2023
Crawford Family Forum, 474 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena
A teal promotional graphic with icons of a lightbulb, a brain, a whistle, and a question mark surrounding the words "Go Fact Yourself". In a circle to the left it a live shot of the white man host, J. Keith van Straaten and of a white female singer, Lisa Loeb. On the right of the symbols is a circle live image of black musician, Reggie Watts, and an Asian woman host, Helen Hong. Under the symbols reads LIVE.
Go Fact Yourself LIVE - May 6 with hosts J. Keith van Straaten and Helen Hong
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Join us in the Crawford Family Forum as LAist hosts another live-in-person recording of Go Fact Yourself – “the podcast where we quiz the smartest celebrities we know, and find out why they love what they love.” The show will be recorded as a podcast, but you'll be able to see and hear it weeks before the rest of the world!

Once again, hosts J. Keith van Straaten (he/him) and Helen Hong (she/her) will welcome Reggie Watts (he/him) and Lisa Loeb (she/her) plus super-secret special experts to try to stump them in their self-proclaimed areas of expertise.

Register for free for general admission or reserve a guaranteed seat for $15.

Reggie Watts is an internationally-renowned musician/comedian/writer who currently stars as the bandleader on CBS’s The Late Late Show with James Corden. Using nothing but his voice, his looping pedals, and his vast imagination, Watts blurs the lines between music and comedy, wowing audiences with performances that are one hundred percent improvised.

Lisa Loeb is a GRAMMY™ Award-winning American singer-songwriter & touring musician, SiriusXM radio host, actor, entrepreneur, and philanthropist who started her career with the platinum-selling hit song “Stay (I Missed You)” from the film Reality Bites. A trailblazing independent artist, Lisa was the first pop musician to have a Number 1 single while not signed to a recording contract. She followed that remarkable feat with several hit singles and six albums, two of which were certified gold.

The Dallas, TX native recently released her 15th album, A Simple Trick To Happiness,’  to stellar reviews from critics and fans, and followed the release of this album with the debut of her new musical, Together Apart, which she co-wrote and co-produced with over 100 of her fellow Brown University alums to raise money for The Actors Fund. The musical received attention from prestigious outlets like The New York Times, Vanity Fair, People, and Playbill.

When she is not at home in Los Angeles with her husband, Roey, two children, Lyla and Emet, Lisa enjoys performing all over the world and entertaining audiences of all ages!

J. Keith van Straaten is a content producer/writer for TV game shows, including The Hustler, Master Minds, Funny You Should Ask and In the USA Today, and wrote trivia questions for Bally Sports. He was also a longtime 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.

As a journalist, J. Keith has written about COVID and comedy for the Los Angeles Times, points and miles for, and theatre for tdf Stages magazine.

J. Keith has two cats and is an avid Angels fan.

Helen Hong is a fan favorite on NPR’s Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me, and is also known for her scene-stealing roles on Silicon Valley, Never Have I Ever, and The Unicorn. She brings awareness to Asian-American issues with her family’s YouTube channel Old Korean Dad Stories, and hosts the trivia podcast Go Fact Yourself.

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.


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