GSN, leader in game shows and competitive entertainment, announced a new half-hour special event that combines its hit series Idiotest with America’s obsession with all things politics: Political Idiotest. It’ll be produced in association with POPSUGAR, one of the strongest media brands among millennials.
The special will air Wednesday, April 20 at 11 p.m. ET/PT.
Political Idiotest, hosted by comedian and political commentator Ben Gleib, features pundits from both sides of the aisle facing off in a series of games and politically-oriented brain teasers; leading to a satirical commentary on the news of the day. The topics of the brain teasers are ripped from the headlines since the show will tape the same day it airs.
Frequent political commentator for NPR; CNN; and ABC News, Ben Gleib, who also hosts Idiotest, brings his passion for politics and a unique point-of-view to the special.
“This election has Americans talking about some really important things,” Gleib said in a press release, “but also a lot of really dumb things. We hope to use this show to try and make some sense of the two. Politics and ‘Idiotest’ are a perfect match because in politics there’s no shortage of idiots.”
Political Idiotest, like Idiotest, is based on the highly popular app game and gives two contestants the opportunity to face off in several rounds of visual brain teasers that look deceptively simple, but whose answers actually require a keen eye, quick mind and heightened sense of logic.
Each question in the special will have a political theme and involves a fun, colorful and often whimsical scene that tests observation and attention to detail. Contestants play the game on giant touch screens in the center of the set, trying to win money or, at least, not look stupid.