NPR’S NEWS QUIZ SHOW “WAIT WAIT…DON’T TELL ME!” COMES TO NASHVILLE JUNE 30 AT JACKSON HALL
GRAMMY WINNER VINCE GILL ON STAGE TO PLAY “NOT MY JOB”
NPR’s news quiz show Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me! is bringing the laughs to TPAC’s Jackson Hall on Thursday, June 30 at 7:30PM, and country music star Vince Gill is getting in on the act. Gill will appear on stage with Wait Wait to play its “Not My Job” segment, where famous people are interviewed and quizzed on subjects they generally know nothing about.
Nashville Public Radio is presenting the stage show, which will air both Saturday and Sunday at 11AM on WPLN 90.3FM, and on NPR member stations across the country.
Now in its 14th year and with a Peabody Award on the mantle, Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me! offers audiences a taste of NPR without the dignity. Host Peter Sagal, along with official judge and scorekeeper Carl Kasell, leads a rotating panel of comedians, humorists and journalists, listener contestants and celebrity guests through a comic review of the week’s news. Contestants vie for the most coveted prize in all of public radio: a custom-recorded greeting by Kasell for their voicemail. Panelists participating in the Nashville show are Adam Felber, comedian and writer for HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher, author and columnist Roy Blount Jr. and the Houston Chronicle’s deputy managing editor Kyrie O’Connor.
When Gill plays “Not My Job,” vying for the prize on behalf of a lucky listener, he’ll join the ranks of fellow award-winning musicians to have tested their wits for the game. Singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams was quizzed about presidential state dinners; hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons answered three questions about fitness guru Richard Simmons; and Elvis Costello, who played a game called, ‘Elvis…haven’t I heard that name before?’ about figure skater Elvis Stojko.
Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me! has an audience of more than 3 million listeners weekly on 580 NPR member public radio stations. The show is produced by NPR and Chicago Public Radio; Doug Berman is Executive Producer. To find local stations and broadcast times, visit www.npr.org/stations
Tickets ($30-$60) are still available at www.tpac.org by phone at (615) 782-4040, and at the TPAC box offices.