Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!

  • Overview

    Iowa Public Radio is pleased to announce Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me! will make an appearance in Des Moines on January 23, 2020 at the Des Moines Civic Center. Pre-sale tickets for IPR members go on sale Tuesday, October 29 at 9 a.m., and tickets for the general public go on sale Friday, November 1 at 9 a.m.

    Wait Wait… Don't Tell Me! is National Public Radio’s Peabody Award-winning comedy news quiz show. Host Peter Sagal leads a rotating panel of comedians, writers, listener contestants, and celebrity guests through a rollicking review of the week’s news. Contestants vie for the most coveted prize in all of public radio: a custom-recorded greeting by any of the Wait Wait cast members for their voicemail.

    Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me! in Des Moines will be held Thursday, January 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the Des Moines Civic Center, located at 221 Walnut St. in Des Moines. Tickets are $39.50, $59.50, $70.50, and $129.50. Additional service fees may apply. Tickets can be purchased at the Des Moines Civic Center box office, by calling 515-246-2300, or online at