The NPR quiz show Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me! had a seriously-impressive guest lined up for this week’s ‘Not My Job’ segment. They don’t say who, but give enough hints that makes it hilariously obvious. And yes, it would have been impressive. But no doubt because of the news these days, the guest had to cancel. So, instead, host Peter Sagal called their back-up at home – Stephen Colbert. And not surprisingly, it’s absolutely wonderful. Making it fun, too, is that Colbert plays the quiz with the same questions they had planned for their planned guest (something they’d done once before with Colbert when he filled in for another guest who cancelled that time, as well). Today, they call the game – “The Sneaker of the House.” Perhaps you can figure out who the planned guest was supposed to have been, and why that person had to cancel…
Robert J. Elisberg is a two-time recipient of the Lucille Ball Award for comedy screenwriting. He's written for film, TV, the stage, and two best-selling novels, is a regular columnist for the Writers Guild of America and was for the Huffington Post. Among his other writing, he has a long-time column on technology (which he sometimes understands), and co-wrote a book on world travel. As a lyricist, he is a member of ASCAP, and has contributed to numerous publications.
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