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First Anniversary of Live Tapings of "Wait! Wait! Don't Tell Me!"

By Chris Karr in News on May 12, 2006 2:20PM

Chicagoist is a huge fan of our own homegrown media industry. We like the original stuff that comes out of this city and telling our folks things like how we walk through Gotham City on our way to work and visit County General every time we have a boo-boo.

Wait! Wait! Don't Tell Me - May 11, 2006So, as always, it was a lot of fun to sit in on last night's taping of "Wait! Wait! Don't Tell Me". Host Peter Sagal informed the crowd that exactly one year prior to yesterday, the show moved out of the studio and into the Bank One Chase Auditorium to be taped in front of a live audience. Joining Sagal was the regular scorekeeper and announcer Carl Kasell and panelists Roy Blount Jr., Paula Poundstone, and Adam Felber. About halfway through the show, "DaVinci Code" star Tom Hanks phoned in to to talk about Sony's relentless promotion of his new film, how he's a sore loser, and how little he knew about Marlon Brando's fat ass.

As usual, the show was a hoot and we enjoyed the segues from the weekly NSA scandal to Poundstone's Betty Ford clinic for drunk monkeys. And being the first birthday of the live show, cake was served afterward. While the cake went pretty quickly, listeners at home can catch the airing of the show tomorrow morning on 91.5 FM or listen to the show online from the show's website.