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 24 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 121 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 62 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)
28 3
  • 2010-11-13
  • 2011-02-05
  • 2011-06-04
Alzo Slade 3 3
  • 2022-01-29 (Third)
  • 2022-03-12 (Second Tied)
  • 2022-04-30 (Second Tied)
1 1
  • 2022-01-29
Amy Dickinson 77 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)
39 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  
Ashley Ray 1 1
  • 2022-04-23 (Second)
0 0  
Atsuko Okatsuka 1 1
  • 2021-11-20 (Third)
1 1
  • 2021-11-20
Bim Adewunmi 4 2
  • 2018-01-27 (Third)
  • 2018-06-09 (Second)
3 2
  • 2019-01-26
  • 2019-09-07
Bobcat Goldthwait 18 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 47 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)
29 4
  • 2013-10-12
  • 2013-11-23
  • 2014-01-25
  • 2014-02-15
Charla Lauriston 2 2
  • 2021-03-06 (Third)
  • 2021-06-12 (Third)
2 2
  • 2021-03-06
  • 2021-06-12
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  
Cristela Alonzo 3 3
  • 2021-09-18 (Second)
  • 2021-12-11 (Second)
  • 2022-01-22 (Second Tied)
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 6 6
  • 2020-07-25 (Third)
  • 2020-09-26 (Third)
  • 2020-11-07 (Third)
  • 2021-02-27 (Third)
  • 2021-06-19 (Second)
  • 2021-08-07 (Second)
4 4
  • 2020-07-25
  • 2020-09-26
  • 2020-11-07
  • 2021-02-27
Emmy Blotnick 5 3
  • 2021-09-04 (Second)
  • 2021-10-02 (Third)
  • 2021-11-13 (Second Tied)
2 1
  • 2021-10-02
Eugene Cordero 2 2
  • 2020-10-24 (Second)
  • 2020-12-05 (Third)
1 1
  • 2020-12-05
Evan Smith 2 2
  • 2001-12-22 (Second)
  • 2002-02-16 (Second)
0 0  
Faith Salie 39 3
  • 2011-05-28 (Second)
  • 2011-06-18 (Second)
  • 2011-07-16 (Third)
11 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
Gina Brillon 1 1
  • 2021-07-17 (Third)
1 1
  • 2021-07-17
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 12 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)
7 3
  • 2017-09-16
  • 2017-12-02
  • 2018-02-10
Helen Hong 30 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)
17 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 16 5
  • 2012-04-14 (Second Tied)
  • 2012-07-21 (Third)
  • 2012-08-25 (Third)
  • 2012-09-08 (Third)
  • 2012-12-15 (Third)
8 4
  • 2012-07-21
  • 2012-08-25
  • 2012-09-08
  • 2012-12-15
Joanna Hausmann 1 1
  • 2020-11-14 (Third)
1 1
  • 2020-11-14
Joel Kim Booster 5 2
  • 2019-11-23 (Third)
  • 2020-02-29 (Second Tied)
2 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 6 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 Chee 5 3
  • 2021-12-04 (Second Tied)
  • 2022-01-29 (Second)
  • 2022-04-09 (Second)
1 1
  • 2021-03-13
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
Laci Mosley 5 5
  • 2021-02-06 (Third)
  • 2021-05-01 (Third)
  • 2021-07-24 (Second Tied)
  • 2021-09-11 (Third)
  • 2022-05-14 (Third)
4 2
  • 2021-02-06
  • 2021-05-01
Liz Miele 1 1
  • 2018-02-17 (Third)
1 1
  • 2018-02-17
Luke Burbank 48 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 21 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)
19 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 35 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)
16 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 135 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 18 7
  • 2020-08-01 (Second)
  • 2020-10-10 (Third)
  • 2020-11-21 (Third)
  • 2021-01-16 (Third)
  • 2021-03-20 (Second)
  • 2021-04-24 (Third)
  • 2021-05-22 (Second)
8 3
  • 2020-10-10
  • 2020-11-21
  • 2021-01-16
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 186 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)
97 7
  • 2001-02-17
  • 2001-03-24
  • 2001-05-12
  • 2001-06-02
  • 2002-05-04
  • 2002-06-22
  • 2002-07-27
Peter Grosz 48 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)
21 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 145 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)
47 3
  • 2000-01-22
  • 2000-01-29
  • 2000-02-12
Roy Blount, Jr. 157 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 105 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)
48 3
  • 2013-09-28
  • 2013-11-02
  • 2013-12-21
Tom Papa 7 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
Yassir Lester 1 1
  • 2021-01-30 (Second)
0 0  
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