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GLENS FALLS — Fans of the wildly popular live mobile game show app HQ Trivia can hear from host Scott Rogowsky during the Adirondack Film Festival’s Comedy Panel.

Rogowsky, named one of the 25 Most Influential People on the Internet by Time magazine this year, will be one of five people on the panel, which will convene from 1 to 2:15 p.m. Saturday at The Queensbury Hotel.

Played by millions, the HQ Trivia app takes the form of a live game show, which airs at 9 p.m. every night. Players can win actual money. Rogowsky is the star host who tells jokes and asks the questions.

“It’s kind of gotten this worldwide popularity,” said Chad Rabinovitz, the producing artistic director of the Adirondack Film Festival.

Other funny celebrity guests include Sunita Mani, Ben Warheit, Diane Neal, and panel moderator Timothy Michael Cooper.

This year’s panel is more actor-centric and will explore the formula for comedy.

Diane Neal is a stand-up comedian who ironically made a name for herself booking roles on dramas like “NCIS” and “Law & Order: SVU.”

Sunita Mani is an actress, dancer and comedian most uniquely recognized for her gyrations in the viral music video “Turn Down for What.” She currently plays Arthie in the Netflix original series “GLOW.”

Ben Warheit is a writer and actor living in New York City who has been writing for “Late Night with Seth Meyers” since the show’s beginning.

Timothy Michael Cooper is a writer-director based in Brooklyn. Last year, he wrote and directed the short comedy “Lemon,” which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and was one of the most viewed short films on Amazon Prime.

“So you’ve got a whole bunch of funny people hanging out,” Rabinovitz said.

The group will be discussing what makes things funny and what’s funny now.

VIP pass holders and Festival pass holders will be able to attend the Comedy Panel.

“I think it’s going to be the hit event of the whole festival,” Rabinovitz said.

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