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Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me Live Radio Show

Bring your girlfriend to see the popular NPR live radio show “Wait, Wait, Don’t tell Me” October 25 and stay at the nearby and affordable Chicago Lake Shore Hotel in historic Hyde Park!

“Wait, Wait, Don’t tell Me” was built on the flimsiest of excuses for entertainment, a quiz show about the news. What makes it sparkle is the panel of celebrities and the nuttiness of the segments as the panelists ad lib ad nauseum. This show is the 20th anniversary show, which means it is sure to sell out.

The host is Peter Sagal, a sometime Chicago playwright, and his sidekick is “the mellifluous voice” of former newsman Bill Kurtis. Segments include actual quizzes about the week’s events as well as things like “Bluff the Listener,” in which a phone-in contestant is given three stories two of which are fake. The panelists change from week to week, including Meryl Streep, musician Jon Baptiste, comedian Paula Poundstone, Louie Anderson, humorist Mo Rocca, and many more.

The Chicago Theatre is located at 175 North State Street in the heart of the Loop. For tickets to see “Wait, Wait, Don’t tell Me” live, go online to and follow the prompts.

Make your Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me experience more enjoyable by staying at the Chicago Lake Shore Hotel, in historic Hyde Park. Chicago Lake Shore offers free shuttle bus service to and from the Loop area and is close to bus and train services. The Lake Shore Café offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. AND Jazz and seafood buffet (non-seafood items available) Friday nights.