Amusing radio quiz show comes to Proctors

A second story involved a British restaurant firm bringing a restaurant called Pharm Fresh to the United States. The eatery would serve only bio-engineered food like baked potatoes that are big enough to serve four people.

In the last story, Playboy magazine planned to introduce a feature called "The girls of Olive Garden." That turned out to be true, although the caller guessed Carey's story was the one rooted in reality.

"It's very funny," Jarvis said. "I love it."

She isn't alone. Galletly said "Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me!" has a devoted local following.

"People have really gotten into it," he said. "It is a very popular program. We hear an awful lot about the show."

For the Schenectady taping, the celebrity panel will feature Amy Dickinson, who writes the syndicated advice column "Ask Amy" for The Chicago Tribune; Charles Pierce, a writer for The Boston Globe; and Mo Rocca, who contributes to both "CBS Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood" and "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno." Another guest will be on hand or call in and has not yet been revealed.

The show, which is already sold out, had tickets priced at $33, $30, $27, and $20. At 6:30, Proctors will host a free "theater talk" for ticket holders, who are encouraged to ask questions about the artists and the performance.

In addition to being heard on WAMC on Saturday, the show will be archived on NPR's Web site at www.npr.org. Jarvis encouraged people to check it out.

"It's good for anyone that listens to radio," she said.""

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