Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! — Live is a national cinecast of the weekly radio show from NPR, featuring host Peter Sagal and official judge and scorekeeper Carl Kasell. For this big screen adaptation of the popular radio news quiz, Sagal and Kasell will quiz Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! panelists — the comedians, writers and style icons Paula Poundstone, Mo Rocca and Tom Bodett — special guests, including Steve Martin, and listener contestants through a comic review of the week’s news.
Viewers can expect Kasell reading limericks, celebrity guests answering oddball questions, faces made for radio, and an unapologetic focus on heckling the headlines and fawning over the week’s infamous foibles as contestants vie for the most coveted prize in all of public radio: a custom-recorded greeting by Kasell for their voicemail.
Watch the week’s news get the treatment it deserves!
Showtimes: LIVE, Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 7 p.m. and tape delayed to Encore on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 (Encore is at Elmwood Palace 20 only)
Location: Westbank Palace 16, Hollywood Stadium 14, Elmwood Palace 20. A current list is available at: FathomEvents.com (theaters and participants subject to change).
The show will be cinecast live from the New York University’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts.
Tickets: Available at Westbank Palace 16, Hollywood Stadium 14, Elmwood Palace 20, and also at FathomEvents.com, where there is a complete list of theaters and prices (theaters and participants are subject to change).
Paula Poundstone – stand-up comedian and humorist
Tom Bodett – author of seven books and radio anomaly
Mo Rocca – humorist, correspondent for CBS Sunday Morning and host of My Grandmother’s Ravioli on the Cooking Channel.
“Not My Job” — Comedian, musician and author Steve Martin will be interviewed and quizzed on a subject outside his area of expertise. Past players include Tom Hanks, then-Senator Barack Obama, Martha Stewart and Alec Baldwin.
“Who’s Carl This Time?” — Scorekeeper and legendary newscaster Carl Kasell quotes from the week’s news as contestants guess who he’s impersonating
“Listener Limerick Challenge” — Listeners try to fill in the last line of a news-based limerick
“Bluff the Listener” — Callers listen to three unlikely news stories read by panelists and choose the true one
“Lightning Fill in the Blank” — The final speed round where each panelist answers as many questions as possible in 60 seconds
Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! — Live is presented by NCM Fathom Events, NPR, WBEZ-Chicago and BY Experience