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Whad'Ya Know? & Lunch

Let's go see a live broadcast of Whad'Ya Know?. If you are not familiar with it, Whad'Ya Know? is a comedy, interview, and quiz radio show. Hosted by Michael Feldman, it was created in 1985, and is produced by Wisconsin Public Radio and broadcast weekly on NPR. Feldman is accompanied on-stage by Lyle Anderson, phone-answerer; and the Whad'ya Know Trio with John Thulin on piano, Jeff Hamann on bass, and Clyde Stubblefield on drums.

The show traditionally opens with a parody reading of "All the News that Isn't," a list of fictional headlines taken from real current events. The Whad'Ya Know Quiz, music from the Whad'Ya Know Trio (often new arrangements or original compositions), interviews with both celebrities and audience members, and other segments have become recurring staples to the show's format.

Twice during the show, usually towards the end of each hour, the Whad'ya Know quiz is played. Feldman's quickness and comedic rhythms are reminiscent of Groucho Marx, and the game is reminiscent of Marx's You Bet Your Life quiz show in that it is designed more to give the host a chance to interact with the players than to be a serious test of their knowledge.

The show runs from 10:00 to noon, just in time for us to enjoy an after-show lunch. Instead of pre-planning a lunch location, we'll take a poll of the attendees as to where we want to meet for a bite to eat, either Downtown or some other location.

The Broadcast take place at Monona Terrace. Tickets are available online or by calling the box office at[masked]-2201.

https://www.choicesecure03.net/mainapp/eventschedule.aspx?Clientid=UnivMadWisconsin&group=WHADYA

Please order your ticket when you RSVP to make sure you have a space. Tickets are general admission, so we will meet outside the auditorium at 9:30 to pick up our tickets and find seats together.

Update: 1/9/13. I will now be out of town on this date, and Denise has graciously agreed to host this event for the group. Those interested in meeting for lunch after the show, gather outside the event hall afterwards, and you can decide as a group where you want to go. Sorry to miss it, and can't wait to hear how it went! ...Nancy Jackman...

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Fun to do something a little different- I'd often listened to Michael and interesting to actually go on the set. Great group of women who I hope to get together with again. Good choice of restaurant for lunch.

    January 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was a good time.

    January 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very fun!

    January 19, 2013

  • suzanne k.

    my computer broke yesterday and just got fixed so I was unable to cancel sorry

    January 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm here standing next to elevator in show alcove. Wearing black jacket with gray scarf.

    January 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Val - if you still have that ticket, I'll purchase it from you in the AM. Please let me know whether or not you still have it..
    I'll meet you all in the morning... I'll wear a black leather jacket. Those who want to go to lunch can meet afterwards in the lobby. Both Brocach and Graze have very nice Sat brunch menus, reasonably priced, and they are both w/in walking distance from Monona Terrace. I'll collect $1.00 tomorrow as well...

    January 18, 2013

    • Val

      Yes, I do still have the ticket. Call me so we can arrange you getting the ticket,[masked]

      January 18, 2013

    • Val

      Sorry, my cell number is[masked]!

      January 18, 2013

  • Val

    I still have a ticket for the show which I am unable to use - anyone interested in purchasing it for only $5? Let me know...

    January 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi All
    Looking forward to seeing you all on Sat!. Wanted to let you know that tickets can be purchased online:
    https://www.choicesecure03.net/mainapp/eventschedule.aspx?Clientid=UnivMadWisconsin&group=WHADYA
    and picked up when you arrive. It is not reserved seating. I'll meet you all at the Will Call table and plan to be there by 9:00 AM. There are signs for the show in the lobby. Please let me know if you are having difficulty finding the group. My phone is: 920/[masked] - OK to text.

    January 16, 2013

  • Nancy J.

    Lonnie, please update your RSVP to NO. Thanks.

    January 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I wont be able to attend the show this Sataurday. Forgot about a prior committment.

    January 16, 2013

  • Val

    I am required to work on Saturday so I will not be able to attend this show ----I am so sad cuz I was really looking forward to it. I have a ticket for Saturday's show I would like to sell to someone for $5. Anyone interested in my ticket???????

    January 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I won't see you on Saturday Nancy... ;-( Hope you have a great trip!! Michael is a fun time...thanks!

    January 14, 2013

  • Nancy J.

    Hi all - I will now be out of town this weekend, so Denise will be hosting the event. Those interested in an after-show lunch gather outside the venue hall afterwards and you can decide as a group where you want to go. Have fun!

    January 9, 2013

    • Val

      Have a safe and fun trip!

      January 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry to hear that! I think I'll be able to find Denise.. Thanks for letting us know.

    January 9, 2013

  • Val

    I have never gone to anything like this - so looking forward to it! Not sure about lunch - I have other plans @ 1PM.

    January 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Terrific! I'm a great fan, but have never been part of a live audience!! I'm so looking forward to it.

    January 6, 2013

  • Kathleen

    Hi all! I went to this earlier in the year and it was REALLY fun. Just wanted to let everyone know that they serve copious amounts of free donuts/sweet rolls before the show---so you might want to skip breakfast (unfortunately, no GF donuts for me, though!)

    November 30, 2012

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