Wait, Wait at Tanglewood

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Carl Kasell and Peter Sagal. The show is recorded exactly like this.

The NPR quiz show Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me will be recording at Tanglewood August 29 (a Thursday, at 8 pm). Tickets start at $21 -- they go on sale to the general public February 19. (We're guessing this has a pretty good chance of selling out.)

The idea of an "NPR quiz show" might sound something less than thrilling, like someone trying to argue that a bowl of oatmeal is entertaining (maybe steel cut...). But Wait, Wait is actually funny and entertaining. The host Peter Sagal is quick, the panelists are usually good, and the show has a way of turning up unexpectedly funny moments. (We still smile when thinking about the time a listener contestant picked the word "spork" instead of "fork" in a limerick challenge. Yep, it sounds unbearably public radio -- but it was really funny.)

photo: Tony Nagelmann / NPR

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Saw them record an episode at Proctors a few years back. Hysterically funny, and there's so much happening (way longer than an hour) that they have to edit out of the actual broadcast. Best part: they do a post-show Q&A, where you can ask questions of Peter, Carl, and the panelists. I highly recommend seeing this!

This show is a scream. I organize my Saturday mornings to be home at 11:00 a.m. (or listening to the car radio) so I don't miss it.

I also saw them when they came to Proctors. It was a hoot! I can't wait to catch the show on tour again.

Awesome. I download the show in podcast form every week.

I HAVE to go to this. Thanks for posting :)

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