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

Losing Streaks

This report provides a break down of the longest losing streak for each panelist. "All Losses" includes shows in which a panelist did not finish in first place 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 28 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)
13 3
  • 2016-09-17
  • 2016-12-17
  • 2017-03-18
Adam Felber 122 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 64 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 6 6
  • 2022-01-29 (Third)
  • 2022-03-12 (Second Tied)
  • 2022-04-30 (Second Tied)
  • 2022-08-27 (Third)
  • 2022-10-08 (Third)
  • 2022-11-19 (Second Tied)
3 2
  • 2022-08-27
  • 2022-10-08
Amy Dickinson 79 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)
40 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 20 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)
16 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 48 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 4 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 40 3
  • 2011-05-28 (Second)
  • 2011-06-18 (Second)
  • 2011-07-16 (Third)
12 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 14 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)
9 3
  • 2017-09-16
  • 2017-12-02
  • 2018-02-10
Helen Hong 32 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)
18 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 7 5
  • 2021-12-04 (Second Tied)
  • 2022-01-29 (Second)
  • 2022-04-09 (Second)
  • 2022-09-24 (Third)
  • 2022-11-05 (Third)
3 2
  • 2022-09-24
  • 2022-11-05
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 49 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 24 13
  • 2020-12-12 (Third)
  • 2021-01-09 (Third)
  • 2021-04-10 (Third)
  • 2021-05-22 (Third)
  • 2021-07-31 (Third)
  • 2021-09-11 (Second)
  • 2021-12-11 (Third)
  • 2022-02-12 (Third)
  • 2022-04-02 (Third)
  • 2022-04-30 (Second Tied)
  • 2022-05-21 (Third)
  • 2022-06-18 (Third)
  • 2022-09-03 (Third)
22 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
Matt Rogers 1 1
  • 2022-07-23 (Third)
1 1
  • 2022-07-23
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 137 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 20 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 190 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)
98 7
  • 2001-02-17
  • 2001-03-24
  • 2001-05-12
  • 2001-06-02
  • 2002-05-04
  • 2002-06-22
  • 2002-07-27
Peter Grosz 49 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
Shane O'Neill 1 1
  • 2022-09-24 (Second)
0 0 -
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
Skyler Higley 2 2
  • 2022-09-03 (Second)
  • 2022-12-03 (Third)
1 1
  • 2022-12-03
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 106 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 9 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)
5 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 -
Panelist Total # Shows Total # Shows
All Loses Third Place Losses