Public Radio’s Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! Quiz Show To Hit The Big Screen

by Shane Iverson on April 5, 2013

 Now you might be wondering why we’re headlining a radio show on our TV page.  The answer is simple…

Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! ,one of public radio’s most appealing and wildly popular shows, is headed to the big screen.

It’s Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! like you’ve never seen it before! Because, well, normally you can’t see it — it’s a radio show.

A live staging of Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! presented by NCM Fathom Events, NPR,WBEZ-Chicago, and BY Experience, will be beamed to select cinemas across the country on Thursday, May 2nd, 2013.

Host Peter Sagal and official judge and scorekeeper Carl Kasell will be joined by panelists Paula Poundstone, Mo Rocca and Tom Bodett to play the quiz in front of a live audience. Carl reading limericks! Celebrity guests answering stupid questions! Faces made for radio! You’ve heard it in 1D, now see it live in glorious…2D.

Well, here in Bethel we won’t actually get to see Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! in 2D …on the big screen… on Thursday May 2nd at 8pm ET/7pmCT because…we don’t have a big screen in Bethel yet… and even if we did it probably wouldn’t be one of cinemas picked to show it because…well…we’re in Bethel.

But you can see the Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! movie trailer.  It’s a cinema experience in and of itself not to be missed.

Trailer for the Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me’s live cinecast. May 2nd. from Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me! on Vimeo.

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