TAMPA, Fla. (July 26, 2016) – WUSF Public Media officials are cheering news that tickets sold out almost immediately for the Tampa appearance of the hugely popular news quiz show “Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me” at the Straz Center for Performing Arts.
WUSF made tickets available first to station members for the September 29 performance. After that phase, the few remaining tickets went on sale to the wider public last Friday and sold out within hours.
“We’re thrilled to host the show in Tampa, particularly as current events in politics have been so especially colorful lately,” said WUSF Public Media General Manager JoAnn Urofsky. “This should be a fantastic show, and this event is a great opportunity for local fans of ‘Wait Wait’ to see how it all comes together live.”
Visit strazcenter.org or call 813.229.STAR (7827) for any last-minute ticket availability.
During the show, host Peter Sagal leads a rotating panel of comedians, journalists, listener contestants and celebrity guests through a comic review of the week’s news. Contestants vie for the most coveted prize in all of public radio: A custom-recorded greeting by scorekeeper emeritus Carl Kasell for their voicemail.
Once recorded in Tampa on Thursday, September 29, the show will then air on NPR stations across the country and WUSF 89.7 the next Saturday at 11 a.m. and Sunday at 10 a.m.
Joining WUSF Public Media to present this event are supporters such as the Trenam law firm, the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay and The UPS Store.
About WUSF Public Media
WUSF Public Media is a comprehensive media organization that provides media services to the community and businesses through public broadcasting and multi-media production services. Licensed to the University of South Florida, WUSF Public Media has been serving the public interest through programming, educational outreach and community partnerships for 50 years. For more information, visit www.wusf.org.