Drew Carey will appear in the "Not My Job" segment when the NPR series "Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me" tapes a show in Cleveland's State Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. The segment of the quiz/comedy show has celebrities answering questions whimsically connected to their work. For instance, "Stand By Me" director Rob Reiner answered questions about people you would not want standing by you, and "The World According to Garp" author John Irving answered questions about gorp, another name for trail mix.
Carey is a fan of the program, having done "Not My Job" before in 2008 and being a guest panelist that same year. Where some celebs are on the show by telephone, I am told Carey will be in the State Theatre on Thursday.
The show is taped for later broadcast, with tapings running longer than the on-air version, so the show promises more onstage than you will hear on radio.
Other details: . Host Peter Sagal and Official Judge and Scorekeeper Carl Kasell will be joined on stage by Mo Rocca, Kyrie O’Connor and Alonzo Bodden. Tickets are now on sale through the PlayhouseSquare box office – (216) 241-6000 or (866) 546-1353 or online at www.playhousesquare.org. [Prices are $31 to $66, not counting service charges.]
The live show in Cleveland is co-hosted by 89.7 WKSU and 90.3 WCPN ideastream. The event will be taped and edited for broadcast on NPR stations nationwide the weekend of June 30 and July 1. WKSU airs the program Saturdays at 11 a.m. and it is heard on 90.3 WCPN at 2 p.m. on Sundays.