WBEZ Chicago Reveals True Feline Identity of ‘Wait Wait’ Hosts
In a move that sent shock waves through the public radio community, Chicago member station WBEZ released a video showing the true identities of Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me! host Peter Sagal and panelist Paula Poundstone. The Fluffington Post now has conclusive evidence that, after 14 years on the air, the popular NPR news quiz is in fact run by talking cats.
“They’re always behind those microphones. You never actually see what they look like,” says Madeline Carlyle, a regular NPR listener who was angered by the revelation. “This is really just shocking. I’m not sure if I can listen to the show the same way again.”
It appears the unmasking of the kitties is a stunt, aimed at drumming up support for the station’s ongoing pledge drive, though we suspect the listener backlash to this 14-year lie will outweigh the publicity.
I love it when cat!Peter Sagal licks the microphone.