This week on stage: NPR's 'Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me!' comes to Twin Cities


Fans of National Public Radio's Peabody Award-winning show "Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me!" will get a chance to experience the program in person Thursday night when the production takes stage at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis.

Hosted by Peter Sagal, "Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me!" uses current stories -- from the global to the ridiculous -- for questions and comedy. The hour-long, weekly quiz show has been on the air for 15 seasons.

Sagal will be joined by official judge and scorekeeper Carl Kasell to lead a rotating panel of comedians, humorists and journalists, listener contestants and celebrity guests for the event.

Games for the night will include ...

--"Not My Job" – Notable guests answer questions on topics outside their areas of expertise

--"Who’s Carl This Time?" – Kasell quotes from the week’s news as contestants guess who he’s impersonating

--"Listener Limerick Challenge" – Listeners try to fill in the last line of a news-based limerick

--"Bluff the Listener" – Callers listen to three unlikely news stories read by panelists and choose the true one

--"Lightning Fill in the Blank" – The final speed round where each panelist answers as many questions as possible in 60 seconds

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