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Video: Wait Wait’s Peter Sagal and Carl Kasell Walk On Water

How do they make the funny at NPR’s Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me!? Who decides what works? And what do you do about a stripper named Fabio?

KERA videographer Dane Walters and crew were backstage during rehearsals for Wait Wait’s live Dallas show in February at the Winspear Opera House.  You can compare the preshow run-through to what  aired on the radio. And if you just can’t get enough of the show, you’ll have another chance on May 2, when a special production of Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me hits area movie theaters.

Our thanks to Peter Sagal, Carl Kasell, and the Wait Wait Team for letting us tag along.




  • Valerie Smith

    That was fun!

  • oldsalt54

    if i would only remember to listen when I am not in my car…these folks keep me grinning from ear to ear every time I listen

  • Joseph L Russell

    I don’t care often to do ageless while communicating with students with opinions that are as solid as mine and then Dane Walters as I show off. I am; the quixotic authoritative on quantum physics and the meaning of a debting release. Hello; can you bring dogma to make me your charismatically afghan stinker. My professor Austin is dulles in her attitude!