Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me Live Northwest Indiana Cinecast
STEVE MARTIN AND SHARON JONES & THE DAP-KINGS JOIN
NPR NEWS QUIZ ‘WAIT WAIT… DON’T TELL ME! – LIVE’ CINEMA EVENT
89.1 FM, The Lakeshore, Hosts Schererville and Portage Screenings of Live Cinecast on Thursday, May 2
Event Presented by NCM Fathom Events, NPR, and BY Experience
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.”
The news-quiz show announced today that comedian Steve Martin and musical guest Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings will join 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. The event, broadcast to select movie theaters across the country LIVE from New York University’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, also features panelists Paula Poundstone, Mo Rocca and Tom Bodett in a larger-than-life version of its comic review of the week’s news.
89.1 FM, The Lakeshore, is pleased to host this event at the Portage IMAX 16 and AMC Showplace Schererville 16 & IMAX Theaters. 89.1 FM, The Lakeshore, is a proud broadcaster of Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! every weekend on Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. and Sundays at 4:00 p.m. For information and advance tickets, visit www.FathomEvents.com or lakeshorepublicmedia.org/events.
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.
“We’re incredibly excited to do a live broadcast from New York City with Steve Martin and a live band,” says Sagal. “It’ll be just like 1978, except instead of sitting in my pajamas watching, I’ll be on stage with everybody.”
In addition to a funky soundtrack and “Not My Job,” the live cinema event will include other favorite Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! segments, including “Who’s Carl This Time?” where contestants guess what newsmakers Kasell is impersonating, and “Bluff the Listener,” challenging players to select the one true story out of three unlikely tales from the panelists. All along, contestants vie for the most coveted prize in all of public radio: a custom-recorded voicemail greeting by Kasell.
A trailer starring Sagal and produced by NPR’s Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! team is available www.facebook.com/LakeshoreDrive891.
Now in its 15th season, the Peabody award-winning Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! has an audience of 3.3 million listeners weekly on more than 640 NPR Member public radio stations.