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‘Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me!’ is Coming to the Big Screen!

Encore presentation TONIGHT at the Savoy 16: Get tickets now! Watch the trailer!

Peter Sagall and Carl Kasell on motorcycles

Peter Sagall and Carl Kasell

After spray-tanning away their Chicago winter complexions, the cast of NPR’s Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! is ready for its close up with comedy’s “Wild and Crazy Guy.” 

Comedian Steve Martin and musical guest Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings joined host Peter Sagal and official judge and scorekeeper Carl Kasell on Thursday, May 2, in the show’s big screen debut Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! – Live. Join Illinois Public Media for the encore presentation on Tuesday, May 7 at the Savoy 16 in Champaign, with panelists Mo Rocca, Tom Bodett and Paula Poundstone in a larger-than-life version of its Wait Wait's comic review of the week’s news. Showtime is 7:30 PM.

Tickets are $18 for the encore showing on May 7. Buy them online at or in person at the Savoy 16.

In this live special of the weekly radio show, Sagal and Kasell test the current events knowledge of Wait Wait… Don't Tell Me! panelists and listener contestants. Multi-talented entertainer Steve Martin jumps down the Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! rabbit hole and plays “Not My Job,” the show’s segment where famous people are asked questions completely outside their purview. Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings kick up the fun atmosphere with live jams between segments.

Wait Wait Don't Tell Me cinema event trailer