Ask Roulette is a conversation series in which strangers ask each other questions live on stage. (it usually takes place at Housing Works Bookstore in NYC)
You think of a question you want to ask a stranger, write it on a sheet of paper, and put it in a box.
Then you get randomly called up and paired with a stranger to ask your question. The catch is: you can't ask your question, until you've answered a stranger's question first.
There are also special guests at each show -- here's Jamie Shupak of NY1
and Mike Doughty of Soul Coughing...
The cool part is the unexpected stories and interactions. Sometimes the question and answer lasts five seconds, sometimes it leads to a really emotional story.
One time two people realized they had the exact same scary dream as a child (their mom was the Wicked Witch of the West from Wizard of Oz). Another time there was an impromptu sing-a-long.
This February, Ask Roulette celebrates its second birthday!
You can hear the best-of-year-two supercut podcast here.
There are new podcasts every other Tuesday on itunes.
Lots more - including information about attending the next live show - on the website.
Also -- thanks for reading to the end!