Brush up on your current events, now, Philly folks — there will be a quiz later, thanks to NPR.
The network’s Peabody Award-winning current-events quiz show, Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me, will stop in Philadelphia for a live edition of the program on June 29 at 7:30 p.m. at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts.
Tickets go on sale April 21 at 10 a.m. via Ticketmaster, the Mann Center website and box office, or by phone at 800-745-3000. Mann Center members get early access to tickets on April 19 at 10 a.m. According to the Mann Center website, tickets run between $25 and $135.
The show, which is in its 20th season this year, features host Peter Sagal leading a changing panel of guests including celebrities, journalists, and humorists through a quiz-based review of the week’s news. Bill Kurtis helps things along as judge and scorekeeper.
Contestants compete on the show for a grand prize in the form of a custom voice-mail greeting from “scorekeeper emeritus” Carl Kasell. Kasell served as official judge and scorekeeper on the program from its launch in 1998 up until 2014.
Recorded out of Chicago, Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me regularly takes its act on the road for live dates, and last came to Philadelphia in 2015. The show airs on more than 700 NPR stations throughout the country, and can be heard on WHYY in the Philadelphia area on Saturdays and Sundays at 10 a.m.