NPR’S ‘WAIT WAIT… DON’T TELL ME!’ COMES TO KALAMAZOO THURSDAY, MARCH 20 AT 7:30 P.M.
WMUK 102.1 FM Welcomes the Oddly Informative News Quiz For a Taping at Miller Auditorium; Tickets on Sale Now
Coming to Kalamazoo for the first time, NPR’s Peabody Award-winning show Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!, will bring its fast-paced, raucous news quiz to Miller Auditorium on Thursday, March 20. Host Peter Sagal will be joined by legendary newsman Carl Kasell, Brooklyn Nine Nine actor Terry Crews, and a panel featuring comedians Brian Babylon and Bobcat Goldthwait and newspaper columnist Amy Dickinson. Tickets are on sale now
Each week, with Kasell presiding over the fun as official judge and scorekeeper, Sagal leads panelists and listeners through a series of games designed to quiz them on the week’s news and showcase their wits, such as: the “Listener Limerick Challenge,” in which listeners complete a word game inspired by need-to-knows such as what animal President Obama’s mama met in Lima (it was a llama, by the way); “Bluff the Listener,” where callers choose the real news story among three unlikely tales; and “Lightning Fill in the Blank,” a 60-second speed round where each panelist answers as many questions as possible.
In Kalamazoo, Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! will also welcome former NFL player and Western Michigan University graduate Terry Crews as a special guest for its popular “Not My Job” segment. As the game goes, Crews, who currently stars on the Fox sitcom Brooklyn Nine-Nine, will be quizzed on a subject about which he knows absolutely nothing. The segment has attracted such notable names as Stephen Colbert, who lost a quiz on nice things; Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, who was asked about the habits of rock stars; and NBC anchor Brian Williams, who answered questions about duct tape.
The show that is taped in Kalamazoo on March 20 and will air on WMUK 102.1 FM on March 22 at 10 a.m. ET and on public radio stations across the country. The program is also available as streaming audio and a free podcast at www.npr.org/waitwait. Regular tickets are available for purchase now, as are VIP Experience tickets that offer premium seating and more.
Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!, produced in Chicago, goes on the road to tape in a number of cities around the country each year. Now in its 16th year, the Peabody Award-winning show has an audience of more than 3.8 million listeners weekly on 660 NPR Member public radio stations, and surpasses 2 million podcast downloads each month. The radio show is a co-production of NPR and Chicago Public Media. To find local stations and broadcast times, get the free podcast and digest the culinary courageousness of Sandwich Monday, visit www.npr.org/waitwait.