Saenger Theatre | New Orleans, Louisiana
This year on Thursday the 25th of May, the live, touring rendition of the podcast, ‘Wait, Wait… Don’t Tell Me!’ will be at the Saenger Theatre, ready to shock, delight and tickle pink the audience as Peter Sagal and the panel of celebrity guests, writers, comedians and listener contestants, tear into the latest news of the week. Tickets are on sale right now, so snap yours up to be a part of the audience that gets to experience the live, unedited show and all the shocking truths and laughs of the most current news. ‘Wait, Wait… Don’t Tell Me!’ pulls in nearly 6 million viewers a week on air and via podcast, and will be one of the hottest comedy events happening in town this year, so make sure you book your tickets today for 05/25/2023 at the Saenger Theatre, before your chance is gone and they’re all sold out.
This year, ‘Wait, Wait… Don’t Tell Me!’ is celebrating its 25th anniversary of broadcasting and tackling the issues, and humour, of the news, leaving no stone unturned. Each week, host Peter Sagal is joined by guest panellists, ranging from Hollywood super stars, politicians, writers and comedians, whilst covering a wide range of topics, from the cancel culture craze to a funny, frank plan in ‘Retirement Revolution; Nap, Crackle, Pop’. The weekly show’s now infamous features with ‘Bluff The Listener’, ‘Not My Job’ and the coveted prize of a custom-recorded voicemail message by cast members for a lucky contestant, as well as the direct, teasing questioning about the news, marks the podcast as one of the most successful and relevant audio shows. Laughs and awkwardness flow from the segment, ‘Not My Job’ which quizzes guests on topics that are not logically or naturally associated with their expertise in work – who can forget the funny time former U.S Secretary of State Madeleine Albright was questioned on the legacy of Playboy Magazine and Hugh Hefner? The direct approach of addressing the news added with the silly outcomes of the regular segments strikes lots of people’s funny bones. Yet, despite its popularity and humour the podcast brings to its listeners each week, the show is carefully edited, taking away the raunchier comments, revelations and jokes. But, you can be a part of the live audience for the show on 05/25/2023 and have unfiltered, unedited access to the inappropriate, shocking and hilarious stuff that would normally get NPR into trouble… well, more trouble if aired. It is the perfect chance to join in on some news poking fun. Joining Peter Sagal at the Saenger Theatre will be Mo Rocca, Maeve Higgins and Hari Kondabolu, as the featuring panellists for the evening, all ready and excited at the freedom to give their undiluted thoughts, gags, jokes and questions on the latest and biggest topics in the most current news. Make sure you are there with them, adding your voice and ears to the live show at the Saenger Theatre on the 25th of May this year. Book your tickets now!