About the Show


On this week's episode, Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! host Peter Sagal sings, comedian Paul F. Tompkins reads one-star Amazon reviews (and also sings), and art-rapper Open Mike Eagle offers chilling insight on the Happy Birthday song. He sings as well. Plus, a peek at what probably happened in movies like Christine and Steel Magnolias, cocktail recipes from Don Draper, and a Wits game show.

Open Mike Eagle performs ‘Very Much Money (Ice King Dream)’

Impossible Choices

Amazon Review Theatre: Beatles, Shakespeare + Alcott

Ringtones

· Paul F. Tompkins: “Hello”
· Paul F. Tompkins: “Hello, Shakespeare”

Photos

This episode of Wits is sponsored by Nilan Johnson Lewis.

The Guests


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Peter Sagal

@petersagalpetersagal.com

Prior to becoming host of the hit public radio quiz show Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me in 1998, Peter Sagal had a varied career including stints as a playwright, screenwriter, stage director, actor, extra in a Michael Jackson video, travel writer, essayist, ghostwriter and staff writer for a motorcycle magazine. In 2007, Peter published his first book, The Book of Vice: Naughty Things and How to Do Them, a series of essays about bad behavior. In 2013, he hosted Constitution USA with Peter Sagal, a four part documentary on PBS. He's a columnist for Runner's World and recently learned how to make homemade mac and cheese, which his youngest daughter won't eat because it's not orange.

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Paul F. Tompkins

@PFTompkinspaulftompkins.com

Paul F. Tompkins is one of the most charming, quick-witted and popular comedians on the scene. Tompkins has recorded four stand-up specials for Comedy Central, and hosts the "Speakeasy" web series. Tompkins is an Emmy-nominated writer for “Mr. Show with Bob and David,” and has appeared in movies including “There Will Be Blood” and “the Informant!” His most recent comedy albums include “Freak Wharf” and “Laboring Under Delusions.”

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Open Mike Eagle

@Mike_Eaglemikeeagle.net

The LA Times calls Open Mike Eagle "one of LA's smartest young voices." Mike has also bridged rap and comedy, rapping at shows by some of our favorite comedians, including Paul F. Tompkins and Hannibal Buress. He was named Impose Magazine’s Rapper of the Year for 2013. The rapper of the whole entire year. His new album is Dark Comedy. Its 45 minutes of attempting to giggle at the abyss. It features raps from Hannibal Burress and Das Racist’s Kool A.D. Beats from Jeremiah Jae, Dibia$e, Busdriver and more. Its his first release on Mello Music Group