P.J. O’Rourke, Mo Rocca & Peter Sagal

Satirists on NPR’s Wait Wait... Don’t Tell Me!

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This trio of satirical genius will have audiences in hysterics and on their feet cheering for more.  An educational and entertaining program not to be missed.

About P.J. O’Rourke, Mo Rocca & Peter Sagal

Best known to public radio listeners for their appearances together on NPR’s Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me!, Mo Rocca, PJ O’Rourke, and Peter Sagal are forces of wit and wisdom in their own rights, having sold millions of books with a range of appearances in film, television and the stage. Each offers an entirely unique perspective on what’s happening in your world, whether you know about it or not.

Mo Rocca is a well-known humorist, actor, writer and National Public Radio contributor best known for his off-beat news reports and satirical commentary. Currently a correspondent for CBS Sunday Morning News, a panelist on NPR’s hit weekly quiz show Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me! and the host of the show The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation on CBS. Rocca spent four seasons as a correspondent on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and four seasons as a correspondent on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Rocca also published a book, All the Presidents’ Pets: The Story of One Reporter Who Refused to Roll Over.

PJ O’Rourke has established himself as America’s premier political satirist with more than 1 million words of trenchant journalism under his byline and more citations in The Penguin Dictionary of Humorous Quotations than any living writer. Whether dealing with the inner workings of Washington bureaucracy or the shifting political and economic sands of the new world order, O’Rourke has proven himself to be a savvy guide to national and world affairs, a quality reflected in his myriad appearances as a panelist on Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me!

He is the best-selling author of 16 books including his latest None of My Business: P.J. Explains Money, Banking, Debt, Equity, Assets, Liabilities, and Why He’s Not Rich and Neither Are You. His razor sharp insights never fail to inform and entertain. Both TIME and The Wall Street Journal have labeled O’Rourke, “the funniest writer in America.”

Peter Sagal is best known to public radio audiences for his 20 years as host of the hit weekly news quiz, Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me! An adept moderator, Sagal is the perfect emcee, able to apply his quick wit to esoteric company stories, weaving jokes for an uproarious and unforgettable evening. Whether providing insightful, colorful commentary on current events or a behind-the-scenes peek at the funniest show on radio, Sagal never fails to inform and entertain. Sagal is also a celebrated author; his first book is The Book of Vice (Naughty Things and How to Do Them).

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