About Peter Sagal
- Peter Segal is the beloved host of Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me, one of NPR’s most popular radio programs, reaching more than 3.3 million listeners for nearly 2 decades
- Sagal is both funny and profound at the podium, delivering witty, spontaneous, and insightful presentations about writing, performing, news, politics, and more
- Sagal is the perfect emcee, able to apply his quick wit to even the most esoteric stories, weave in jokes and personal anecdotes, and deliver audiences an uproarious and unforgettable evening
As the host of National Public Radio’s Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me!, Peter Sagal is heard by more than 3 million people every week, broadcast on 450 public radio stations nationwide and via a popular podcast. The show received the prestigious Peabody Award in 2008, the same year it celebrated its 10th Anniversary. The hour-long program has captivated news junkies across the country with its lighthearted approach to current events, and has become the biggest and most beloved weekend radio phenomenon since “A Prairie Home Companion.”
Each week, Sagal leads NPR veteran newscaster Carl Kasell and esteemed guest panelists like humorist Roy Blount Jr., comedians Paula Poundstone and Paul Provenza, media personality Mo Rocca and author P.J. O’Rourke through a satirical review of the week’s news in the form of a quiz. It’s a revival of You Bet Your Life crossbred with the irreverence of The Daily Show.
Sagal is the host of PBS’ new series, Constitution USA with Peter Sagal. The show follows him as he travels across country—on a Harley Davidson Road King—to find out where the Constitution lives, how it works, its history and its vital relevance today.