Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! Reports

Losing Streaks

Listing of the longest losing streak for each panelist. All losses is defined by not finishing the game in first or tied for first.

Panelist All Losses Third Place Losses
Total # Shows Total # Shows
Aamer Haleem 7 7
  • 2005-03-19 (Third)
  • 2005-04-09 (Third)
  • 2005-06-25 (Third)
  • 2006-04-22 (Third)
  • 2006-06-24 (Third)
  • 2006-08-12 (Third)
  • 2006-11-11 (Second Tied)
6 6
  • 2005-03-19
  • 2005-04-09
  • 2005-06-25
  • 2006-04-22
  • 2006-06-24
  • 2006-08-12
Adam Burke 21 10
  • 2016-03-05 (Second)
  • 2016-04-30 (Second)
  • 2016-07-02 (Second)
  • 2016-07-30 (Second Tied)
  • 2016-09-17 (Third)
  • 2016-12-17 (Third)
  • 2017-03-18 (Third)
  • 2017-07-22 (Second)
  • 2017-08-05 (Third)
  • 2017-09-23 (Third)
11 3
  • 2016-09-17
  • 2016-12-17
  • 2017-03-18
Adam Felber 119 5
  • 2000-02-19 (Third)
  • 2000-03-04 (Third)
  • 2000-03-18 (Second Tied)
  • 2000-03-25 (Second)
  • 2000-04-01 (Third)
43 4
  • 2001-10-06
  • 2001-10-13
  • 2001-10-27
  • 2001-11-03
Aida Rodriguez 3 3
  • 2019-06-08 (Third)
  • 2019-08-03 (Second Tied)
  • 2019-12-07 (Third)
2 1
  • 2019-06-08
Alexandra Petri 0 0   0 0  
Alison Leiby 1 1
  • 2020-05-23 (Third)
1 1
  • 2020-05-23
Alison Stewart 3 3
  • 2008-08-02 (Third)
  • 2008-08-30 (Second)
  • 2008-10-11 (Third)
2 1
  • 2008-08-02
Alonzo Bodden 53 17
  • 2016-04-02 (Third)
  • 2016-04-30 (Third)
  • 2016-08-13 (Third)
  • 2016-10-01 (Second)
  • 2016-11-05 (Second)
  • 2017-03-11 (Second)
  • 2017-04-08 (Second Tied)
  • 2017-05-13 (Third)
  • 2017-05-27 (Second)
  • 2017-06-17 (Third)
  • 2017-06-24 (Third)
  • 2017-08-12 (Third)
  • 2017-09-30 (Second)
  • 2017-11-04 (Third)
  • 2017-12-23 (Third)
  • 2018-01-20 (Second Tied)
  • 2018-03-10 (Second Tied)
23 3
  • 2010-11-13
  • 2011-02-05
  • 2011-06-04
Amy Dickinson 75 7
  • 2006-04-08 (Second)
  • 2006-06-17 (Third)
  • 2006-08-26 (Second Tied)
  • 2006-09-09 (Second Tied)
  • 2006-10-28 (Second)
  • 2006-12-02 (Second Tied)
  • 2007-01-13 (Second)
38 5
  • 2015-01-31
  • 2015-03-14
  • 2015-04-25
  • 2015-06-13
  • 2015-07-11
Angela Nissel 4 2
  • 2006-10-28 (Third)
  • 2006-12-09 (Second Tied)
1 1
  • 2006-10-28
Aparna Nancherla 1 1
  • 2015-04-25 (Second)
0 0  
Bim Adewunmi 4 2
  • 2018-01-27 (Third)
  • 2018-06-09 (Second)
3 2
  • 2019-01-26
  • 2019-09-07
Bobcat Goldthwait 16 15
  • 2012-07-14 (Third)
  • 2012-12-22 (Third)
  • 2013-03-16 (Third)
  • 2013-05-18 (Third)
  • 2013-06-15 (Third)
  • 2013-08-03 (Third)
  • 2013-11-09 (Third)
  • 2014-03-22 (Third)
  • 2014-07-19 (Third)
  • 2014-11-08 (Third)
  • 2015-05-23 (Second Tied)
  • 2016-01-16 (Third)
  • 2016-03-05 (Third)
  • 2016-06-25 (Third)
  • 2016-08-06 (Third)
15 10
  • 2012-07-14
  • 2012-12-22
  • 2013-03-16
  • 2013-05-18
  • 2013-06-15
  • 2013-08-03
  • 2013-11-09
  • 2014-03-22
  • 2014-07-19
  • 2014-11-08
Brian Babylon 42 11
  • 2014-09-13 (Third)
  • 2014-10-25 (Second)
  • 2015-01-10 (Second)
  • 2015-02-28 (Second Tied)
  • 2015-03-28 (Third)
  • 2015-05-02 (Third)
  • 2015-08-01 (Third)
  • 2015-11-14 (Second Tied)
  • 2016-06-11 (Second)
  • 2016-07-16 (Third)
  • 2016-12-24 (Third)
26 4
  • 2013-10-12
  • 2013-11-23
  • 2014-01-25
  • 2014-02-15
Charlie Pierce 132 6
  • 2001-03-03 (Third)
  • 2001-03-10 (Second Tied)
  • 2001-03-24 (Second)
  • 2001-04-07 (Third)
  • 2001-04-14 (Second Tied)
  • 2001-04-28 (Third)
48 3
  • 2000-05-13
  • 2000-05-27
  • 2000-06-03
Cindy Chupack 1 1
  • 2014-03-15 (Second)
0 0  
Claudia Perry 0 0   0 0  
Demi Adejuyigbe 2 2
  • 2020-03-07 (Third)
  • 2020-07-18 (Second)
1 1
  • 2020-03-07
Drew Carey 1 1
  • 2008-04-26 (Third)
1 1
  • 2008-04-26
Dulcé Sloan 2 2
  • 2020-07-25 (Third)
  • 2020-09-26 (Third)
2 2
  • 2020-07-25
  • 2020-09-26
Eugene Cordero 1 1
  • 2020-10-24 (Second)
0 0  
Evan Smith 2 2
  • 2001-12-22 (Second)
  • 2002-02-16 (Second)
0 0  
Faith Salie 36 3
  • 2011-05-28 (Second)
  • 2011-06-18 (Second)
  • 2011-07-16 (Third)
10 2
  • 2010-09-11
  • 2010-11-20
Firoozeh Dumas 2 2
  • 2012-11-03 (Second)
  • 2013-03-09 (Second Tied)
0 0  
Gabe Liedman 2 1
  • 2015-03-21 (Second)
1 1
  • 2016-07-02
Greg Proops 3 3
  • 2015-06-06 (Third)
  • 2016-01-09 (Second)
  • 2017-04-01 (Second Tied)
1 1
  • 2015-06-06
Hannibal Buress 1 1
  • 2014-01-25 (Second)
0 0  
Hari Kondabolu 8 6
  • 2017-09-16 (Third)
  • 2017-12-02 (Third)
  • 2018-02-10 (Third)
  • 2018-05-26 (Second Tied)
  • 2018-06-16 (Second Tied)
  • 2018-10-20 (Third)
6 3
  • 2017-09-16
  • 2017-12-02
  • 2018-02-10
Helen Hong 23 7
  • 2016-02-06 (Second Tied)
  • 2016-05-07 (Third)
  • 2016-08-06 (Second)
  • 2016-10-08 (Third)
  • 2016-12-03 (Third)
  • 2017-01-28 (Second Tied)
  • 2017-03-11 (Third)
11 3
  • 2019-08-10
  • 2019-09-14
  • 2019-10-05
Iliza Shlesinger 1 1
  • 2015-09-26 (Third)
1 1
  • 2015-09-26
Janelle James 2 2
  • 2017-05-20 (Second)
  • 2018-05-12 (Third)
1 1
  • 2018-05-12
Jeff Garlin 1 1
  • 2017-04-22 (Third)
1 1
  • 2017-04-22
Jessi Klein 15 5
  • 2012-04-14 (Second Tied)
  • 2012-07-21 (Third)
  • 2012-08-25 (Third)
  • 2012-09-08 (Third)
  • 2012-12-15 (Third)
7 4
  • 2012-07-21
  • 2012-08-25
  • 2012-09-08
  • 2012-12-15
Joel Kim Booster 3 2
  • 2019-11-23 (Third)
  • 2020-02-29 (Second Tied)
1 1
  • 2019-11-23
John Hodgman 0 0   0 0  
Jordan Carlos 3 3
  • 2019-06-15 (Second)
  • 2019-07-13 (Second)
  • 2019-11-09 (Second)
0 0  
Josh Gondelman 4 3
  • 2020-06-13 (Second Tied)
  • 2020-08-01 (Third)
  • 2020-09-05 (Second)
1 1
  • 2020-08-01
Julia Sweeney 6 6
  • 2009-06-06 (Third)
  • 2009-07-11 (Second)
  • 2009-10-31 (Third)
  • 2009-12-05 (Third)
  • 2010-02-06 (Third)
  • 2010-07-03 (Third)
5 4
  • 2009-10-31
  • 2009-12-05
  • 2010-02-06
  • 2010-07-03
Karen Grigsby Bates 1 1
  • 2004-05-01 (Second)
0 0  
Keegan-Michael Key 3 3
  • 2010-03-27 (Third)
  • 2010-05-01 (Third)
  • 2010-07-24 (Second Tied)
2 2
  • 2010-03-27
  • 2010-05-01
Ken Jennings 0 0   0 0  
Ken Rudin 2 2
  • 2000-05-20 (Third)
  • 2000-06-10 (Third)
2 2
  • 2000-05-20
  • 2000-06-10
Kyrie O'Connor 44 3
  • 2004-11-20 (Third)
  • 2004-12-11 (Second)
  • 2005-01-15 (Second)
11 2
  • 2007-09-15
  • 2007-11-10
Liz Miele 1 1
  • 2018-02-17 (Third)
1 1
  • 2018-02-17
Luke Burbank 46 6
  • 2012-12-15 (Second)
  • 2013-02-16 (Third)
  • 2013-04-13 (Third)
  • 2013-06-15 (Second)
  • 2013-10-12 (Second)
  • 2014-01-18 (Second)
20 3
  • 2011-04-16
  • 2011-06-18
  • 2011-07-30
Maeve Higgins 11 11
  • 2018-09-08 (Third)
  • 2018-12-22 (Third)
  • 2019-02-02 (Third)
  • 2019-02-16 (Third)
  • 2019-04-13 (Third)
  • 2019-07-20 (Third)
  • 2019-11-16 (Third)
  • 2020-01-18 (Third)
  • 2020-07-11 (Third)
  • 2020-08-29 (Third)
  • 2020-10-24 (Third)
11 11
  • 2018-09-08
  • 2018-12-22
  • 2019-02-02
  • 2019-02-16
  • 2019-04-13
  • 2019-07-20
  • 2019-11-16
  • 2020-01-18
  • 2020-07-11
  • 2020-08-29
  • 2020-10-24
Marina Franklin 1 1
  • 2016-03-19 (Third)
1 1
  • 2016-03-19
Maz Jobrani 29 6
  • 2013-04-27 (Third)
  • 2013-07-13 (Third)
  • 2013-07-27 (Second)
  • 2013-10-05 (Third)
  • 2013-12-14 (Second)
  • 2014-02-15 (Second)
14 3
  • 2011-03-19
  • 2011-06-25
  • 2011-10-01
Mike Birbiglia 2 1
  • 2014-03-08 (Third)
2 1
  • 2014-03-08
Mo Rocca 132 13
  • 2007-09-15 (Second)
  • 2007-10-06 (Second Tied)
  • 2007-11-03 (Third)
  • 2007-12-08 (Third)
  • 2008-01-19 (Third)
  • 2008-02-23 (Third)
  • 2008-03-15 (Third)
  • 2008-04-05 (Third)
  • 2008-05-10 (Third)
  • 2008-06-21 (Second)
  • 2008-07-26 (Third)
  • 2008-08-16 (Third)
  • 2008-09-06 (Third)
64 7
  • 2007-11-03
  • 2007-12-08
  • 2008-01-19
  • 2008-02-23
  • 2008-03-15
  • 2008-04-05
  • 2008-05-10
Moshe Kasher 1 1
  • 2015-03-28 (Second)
0 0  
Negin Farsad 13 4
  • 2019-11-02 (Second)
  • 2020-01-25 (Second)
  • 2020-03-28 (Third)
  • 2020-04-18 (Third)
5 2
  • 2020-03-28
  • 2020-04-18
Neko Case 2 2
  • 2013-09-07 (Third)
  • 2015-12-12 (Third)
2 2
  • 2013-09-07
  • 2015-12-12
Nick Hancock 0 0   0 0  
Ophira Eisenberg 2 2
  • 2015-01-17 (Second)
  • 2015-02-28 (Second Tied)
0 0  
P.J. O'Rourke 74 17
  • 2001-11-17 (Second Tied)
  • 2002-01-12 (Second)
  • 2002-02-09 (Second)
  • 2002-03-23 (Third)
  • 2002-04-13 (Second)
  • 2002-05-25 (Second)
  • 2002-06-08 (Third)
  • 2002-07-20 (Third)
  • 2002-08-24 (Second Tied)
  • 2002-10-26 (Second)
  • 2002-12-07 (Second Tied)
  • 2003-01-11 (Third)
  • 2003-02-15 (Third)
  • 2003-03-01 (Second)
  • 2003-05-17 (Second)
  • 2003-08-02 (Third)
  • 2003-08-16 (Third)
44 6
  • 2012-06-09
  • 2012-09-15
  • 2012-11-10
  • 2013-03-30
  • 2013-06-08
  • 2013-09-14
Patt Morrison 7 6
  • 2000-09-16 (Second Tied)
  • 2000-11-04 (Third)
  • 2000-12-23 (Third)
  • 2001-01-20 (Third)
  • 2001-03-17 (Second)
  • 2001-04-14 (Second Tied)
4 3
  • 2000-11-04
  • 2000-12-23
  • 2001-01-20
Patton Oswalt 1 1
  • 2017-08-05 (Second)
0 0  
Paul Provenza 27 9
  • 2006-09-23 (Third)
  • 2006-11-18 (Second)
  • 2007-02-03 (Third)
  • 2007-03-17 (Second Tied)
  • 2007-05-12 (Third)
  • 2007-06-09 (Third)
  • 2007-07-14 (Third)
  • 2007-09-22 (Third)
  • 2007-10-20 (Second)
12 4
  • 2007-05-12
  • 2007-06-09
  • 2007-07-14
  • 2007-09-22
Paula Pell 1 1
  • 2012-08-04 (Third)
1 1
  • 2012-08-04
Paula Poundstone 178 15
  • 2001-02-17 (Third)
  • 2001-03-24 (Third)
  • 2001-05-12 (Third)
  • 2001-06-02 (Third)
  • 2002-05-04 (Third)
  • 2002-06-22 (Third)
  • 2002-07-27 (Third)
  • 2002-08-24 (Second Tied)
  • 2002-10-26 (Third)
  • 2002-11-23 (Third)
  • 2002-12-21 (Third)
  • 2003-01-25 (Third)
  • 2003-02-08 (Second)
  • 2003-03-29 (Third)
  • 2003-05-03 (Second)
96 7
  • 2001-02-17
  • 2001-03-24
  • 2001-05-12
  • 2001-06-02
  • 2002-05-04
  • 2002-06-22
  • 2002-07-27
Peter Grosz 41 10
  • 2019-04-06 (Third)
  • 2019-05-04 (Second)
  • 2019-06-22 (Third)
  • 2019-08-31 (Third)
  • 2019-09-14 (Second)
  • 2019-10-26 (Second)
  • 2019-12-14 (Third)
  • 2020-02-08 (Second)
  • 2020-03-14 (Second)
  • 2020-03-28 (Second)
17 3
  • 2011-12-10
  • 2012-01-28
  • 2012-02-18
Petey DeAbreu 2 2
  • 2019-05-04 (Third)
  • 2019-07-27 (Third)
2 2
  • 2019-05-04
  • 2019-07-27
Phoebe Robinson 0 0   0 0  
Rashawn Scott 2 2
  • 2018-03-24 (Third)
  • 2018-07-28 (Second Tied)
1 1
  • 2018-03-24
Reza Aslan 1 1
  • 2015-02-07 (Third)
1 1
  • 2015-02-07
Richard Roeper 7 4
  • 2005-06-11 (Second Tied)
  • 2005-07-30 (Third)
  • 2005-09-24 (Third)
  • 2006-07-15 (Second Tied)
4 2
  • 2004-08-07
  • 2004-09-04
Rosie Perez 1 1
  • 2014-05-31 (Third)
1 1
  • 2014-05-31
Roxanne Roberts 142 10
  • 2003-11-08 (Third)
  • 2003-11-29 (Second)
  • 2003-12-13 (Third)
  • 2004-01-03 (Second Tied)
  • 2004-01-24 (Second)
  • 2004-02-14 (Second)
  • 2004-02-21 (Third)
  • 2004-03-06 (Second)
  • 2004-03-20 (Second Tied)
  • 2004-04-17 (Second)
46 3
  • 2000-01-22
  • 2000-01-29
  • 2000-02-12
Roy Blount, Jr. 156 9
  • 2009-06-20 (Third)
  • 2009-07-18 (Second Tied)
  • 2009-08-15 (Second)
  • 2009-09-19 (Second)
  • 2009-10-17 (Second)
  • 2009-11-21 (Third)
  • 2009-12-12 (Third)
  • 2010-02-27 (Second)
  • 2010-03-13 (Third)
65 4
  • 2010-05-15
  • 2010-07-31
  • 2010-08-14
  • 2010-10-02
Shannon O'Neill 1 1
  • 2019-10-12 (Third)
1 1
  • 2019-10-12
Shelby Fero 3 3
  • 2014-06-28 (Third)
  • 2014-09-27 (Third)
  • 2014-12-13 (Third)
3 3
  • 2014-06-28
  • 2014-09-27
  • 2014-12-13
Simon Amstell 1 1
  • 2012-07-28 (Third)
1 1
  • 2012-07-28
Sue Ellicott 92 23
  • 2004-08-07 (Second)
  • 2004-08-28 (Third)
  • 2004-09-18 (Third)
  • 2004-09-25 (Second)
  • 2004-10-02 (Third)
  • 2004-11-06 (Third)
  • 2004-11-20 (Second)
  • 2004-12-18 (Third)
  • 2005-02-05 (Third)
  • 2005-02-19 (Second)
  • 2005-03-05 (Second)
  • 2005-04-02 (Second Tied)
  • 2005-05-14 (Third)
  • 2005-08-20 (Third)
  • 2005-10-01 (Second)
  • 2005-10-22 (Third)
  • 2005-11-12 (Second)
  • 2005-12-03 (Second Tied)
  • 2006-01-14 (Third)
  • 2006-02-04 (Third)
  • 2006-03-18 (Second)
  • 2006-04-29 (Second Tied)
  • 2006-06-03 (Second)
47 6
  • 2003-06-21
  • 2003-07-12
  • 2003-08-09
  • 2003-08-23
  • 2003-09-13
  • 2003-09-27
Tara Clancy 3 3
  • 2018-05-19 (Second)
  • 2018-09-22 (Second)
  • 2018-11-17 (Third)
1 1
  • 2018-11-17
Tom Bodett 103 7
  • 2008-01-12 (Third)
  • 2008-02-16 (Second)
  • 2008-03-15 (Second)
  • 2008-04-05 (Second)
  • 2008-04-12 (Second)
  • 2008-04-19 (Third)
  • 2008-05-24 (Third)
46 3
  • 2013-09-28
  • 2013-11-02
  • 2013-12-21
Tom Papa 6 6
  • 2018-06-30 (Third)
  • 2018-12-01 (Third)
  • 2019-05-25 (Third)
  • 2020-02-15 (Second)
  • 2020-05-16 (Second Tied)
  • 2020-06-20 (Third)
4 3
  • 2018-06-30
  • 2018-12-01
  • 2019-05-25
Tracy Clayton 2 2
  • 2017-06-10 (Third)
  • 2020-08-08 (Third)
2 2
  • 2017-06-10
  • 2020-08-08
Panelist Total # Shows Total # Shows
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