Get pumped to see Wait Wait Don't Tell Me, one of the nation's most popular quiz shows, on its very
own tour across the nation! The show will be playing at Miller Auditorium in Kalamazoo, MI on Mar. 20 and Aug. 28 at Tanglewood
in Lenox, MA.
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This NPR program
gives you the chance to see several big-name celebrities compete with NPR listeners, as they're asked a series of random questions
about pop culture, history, and other thought-provoking topics. Past guests on the show have included P.J. O'Rourke, Mo Rocca,
Paula Poundstone, and Amy Dickinson. The show is typically recorded in Chicago, but is now heading out across the country,
and could be headed to a town near you! There's nothing better than seeing your favorite Hollywood star speak in person, so
don't pass up the chance to see this suspenseful and hilarious show live!
In April 2008, Wait Wait earned
a Peabody Award. Also, the show's website scored a nomination for a Webby Award for Humor in 2008.
weekly radio news panel game show is produced by Chicago Public Radio and National Public Radio. Wait Wait Don't Tell Me is
normally broadcast on weekends.
Playwright and actor Peter Sagal hosts the show. The program made its debut in January
1998. The show has also had several guest hosts, including Luke Burbank, Adam Felber, Peter Grosz, Richard Sher, Bill Radke,
Susan Stamberg, Robert Siegel, Brian Unger, and Drew Carey. Carl Kasell, who has been the newsreader on Morning Edition, is
the program's core judge and scorekeeper. Other judges on the show have included Korva Coleman, Corey Flintoff, Jean Cochran,
and Bill Kurtis. Every week, a panel of three journalists and/or comedians are selected to participate in the program.
Wait... listeners also participate, after they call or send e-mails to the show in order to nominate themselves to serve as
contestants. The producers choose a string of listeners for each show and recruit them to appear on the program, playing a
variety of games that feature questions based on weekly current events.
The typical prize for winning a game is for
Carl Kasell to record a greeting on the contestant's home answering machine. Most of the time, if a contestant gives the wrong
answer, they get another guess and a hint. The show normally wraps up with the "Panelists' Predictions," during which each
panelist comes up with a headline that is intended to make the listener laugh, not to predict a real-time news story. That
segment typically wraps up with Carl Kasell saying that if any of these headlines come true, it will become part of a future
quiz question on the show.
Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! is normally recorded on Thursday nights in front of a live audience
at the Chase Auditorium in the Chase Tower in Chicago. The show makes its way to a variety of cities in the United States,
in the form of a road show in front of a live audience to promote the NPR station.
The show's regular panelists include
Roy Blount, Jr., Tom Bodett, Amy Dickinson, Adam Felber, Kyrie O'Connor, P.J. O'Rourke, Charlie Pierce, Paula Poundstone,
Roxanne Roberts, and Mo Rocca. The irregular panelists consist of Brian Babylon, Alonzo Bodden, Luke Burbank, Bobcat Goldthwait,
Peter Grosz, Maz Jobrani, Jessi Klein, and Faith Salie. Past guest panelists have included Simon Amstell (2012), Hannibal
Buress (2014), Drew Carey (2008),Neko Case (2013), Firoozeh Dumas (2012–13), Sue Ellicott (1998–2007), Aamer Haleem
(2005–06), Nick Hancock (2011), Ken Jennings (2013), Keegan-Michael Key (2010), Angela Nissel (2006–07), Paula
Pell (2012), Paul Provenza (2006–10), Richard Roeper (2004–06),Alison Stewart (2008–09), and Julia Sweeney
On May 2, 2013, an episode of the show was staged at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
in New York City, and was streamed live through satellite to more than 100 movie theaters across the United States and Canada.
The show featured host Peter Sagal, announcer Carl Kasell, and panelists Mo Rocca, Paula Poundstone, and Tom Bodett. Celebrity
guest Steve Martin was the winner in the Not My Job segment.