Public radio remains the best way to have the news whispered gently into your ear, but those searching for a little more wackiness during their daily commute have for years turned to the weekly quiz show Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me! Now, in celebration of WEMU’s 50th anniversary, the Peabody Award-winning program comes to Ann Arbor as part of its 17th season!
Hosted by actor, playwright, and author Peter Sagal, Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me! features a rotating cast of comedians, journalists, and celebrity guests in a walkthrough of the week’s news, with an emphasis on audience interaction. Contestants compete not for money or glory, but for the chance to have scorekeeper Carl Kasell record a personalized greeting on their voicemail. Weekly games include “Bluff the Listener,” where an audience member must identify which news story read by panelists is real and which are fake; “Not My Job,” in which a celebrity guest must answer questions that have nothing to do with their area of expertise; and a news-rhyming competition, the “Listener Limerick Challenge.”
Get your weekly news roundup in person instead of stuck in traffic – with a generous helping of wit to go along with it! A seat in the premium section comes with a special gift bag containing a CD sampler, water bottle, and other goodies. Co-presented by WEMU and the Ann Arbor summer festival.
8pm Thursday, October 1
$30-$65/regular seating, $125/premium seating
Hill Auditorium, 825 University Ave.
734-763-3333 | a2sf.org