List of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! episodes (2006)

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This is a list of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! guests for 2006. Data is taken from the Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! Archives. Job titles reflect the position of individuals at the time of the appearance.

Except where otherwise noted, all episodes are hosted by Peter Sagal, announced by Carl Kasell and recorded at The Chase Bank Auditorium in Chicago, Illinois.


Date Guest Panelists Notes
January 7 Robert Bateman, Army Major, columnist and author Best-of Show Best-of Show
January 14 Andrei Codrescu, Poet and commentator Sue Ellicott, Paula Poundstone, P. J. O'Rourke
January 21 Penn Jillette, Magician Charlie Pierce, Kyrie O'Connor, Roy Blount, Jr.
January 28 Tim Meadows, Actor Mo Rocca, Roxanne Roberts, Adam Felber


Date Guest Panelists Notes
February 4 Gary Hart, Former U.S. Senator Charlie Pierce, Sue Ellicott, Tom Bodett Korva Coleman in for Carl Kasell
February 11 Sally Jesse Raphael, Talk show host Kyrie O'Connor, Adam Felber, Roxanne Roberts Korva Coleman in for Carl Kasell
February 18 Corky Siegel, Blues Harmonica player Charlie Pierce, Amy Dickinson, Roy Blount, Jr.
February 25 Ken Jennings, Jeopardy! Grand Champion Adam Felber, Paula Poundstone, Mo Rocca Recorded at Kingsbury Hall at The University of Utah in Salt Lake City


Date Guest Panelists Notes
March 4 Peggy Noonan, Columnist Charlie Pierce, Roxanne Roberts, Adam Felber
March 11 Scott Simon, Host of Weekend Edition Saturday Adam Felber, Kyrie O'Connor, Roy Blount, Jr.
March 18 Elliott Gould, Actor Adam Felber, Sue Ellicott, Paula Poundstone
March 25 Fran Lebowitz, Humorist Mo Rocca, Amy Dickinson, Roy Blount, Jr.


Date Guest Panelists Notes
April 1 Rusty DeWees, Author Charlie Pierce, Roxanne Roberts, P. J. O'Rourke Recorded at the Lebanon Opera House in Lebanon, New Hampshire
April 8 Sarah Silverman, Actor and Comedian Adam Felber, Amy Dickinson, Mo Rocca
April 15 Anne Lamott, Author Adam Felber, Kyrie O'Connor, Tom Bodett Recorded at Humboldt State University in Arcata, California
April 22 Ahmer Haleem, VH1 host Paula Poundstone, Aamer Haleem, Roy Blount, Jr.
April 29 Billy Connolly, Actor and comedian Charlie Pierce, Sue Ellicott, Adam Felber


Date Guest Panelists Notes
May 6 Anthony Williams, Washington D.C. Mayor Charlie Pierce, Roxanne Roberts, Tom Bodett Recorded at The Lisner Auditorium in Washington, D.C.
May 13 Tom Hanks, Actor Adam Felber, Paula Poundstone, Roy Blount, Jr.
May 20 Elayne Boosler Mo Rocca, Kyrie O'Connor, Roy Blount, Jr.
May 27 Steven Cohen, Soccer expert and radio host P. J. O'Rourke, Roxanne Roberts, Adam Felber


Date Guest Panelists Notes
June 3 Craig Ferguson, Late Late Show host Charlie Pierce, Sue Ellicott, Tom Bodett
June 10 Paul Provenza, Comedian Roxanne Roberts, Adam Felber, Paula Poundstone Corey Flintoff in for Carl Kasell
June 17 Calvin Trillin, Humorist Roy Blount, Jr., Amy Dickinson, Mo Rocca Corey Flintoff in for Carl Kasell. Recorded at The Folly Theater in Kansas City, Missouri
June 24 Brian Williams, NBC Nightly News anchor Charlie Pierce, Sue Ellicott, Aamer Haleem Korva Coleman in for Carl Kasell


Date Guest Panelists Notes
July 1 Gwen Ifill, host of PBS's Washington Week In Review Mo Rocca, Paula Poundstone, Luke Burbank
July 8 Robert Bateman, U.S. Army Major (repeat from 2005) Best-of Show Best-of Show
July 15 Janeane Garofalo, Comedian and actress Paula Poundstone, Richard Roeper, Roy Blount, Jr.
July 22 Humpy Wheeler, former NASCAR driver and the president and general manager of Lowe's Motor Speedway Paula Poundstone, Mo Rocca, Kyrie O'Connor Recorded at The North Carolina Blumenthal Performing Arts Center
July 29 Romany Malco, Actor Charlie Pierce, Roxanne Roberts, Luke Burbank


Date Guest Panelists Notes
August 5 "Clip show," featuring Barack Obama, Tom Hanks, Terry Gross, and Ken Jennings Best-of Show Best-of Show
August 12 Tommy Chong, Actor and eponymous member of Cheech and Chong Sue Ellicott, Aamer Haleem, Charlie Pierce Luke Burbank in for Peter Sagal
August 19 Soledad O'Brien, CNN Anchor Tom Bodett, Paula Poundstone, Roy Blount, Jr. Luke Burbank in for Peter Sagal
August 26 Rita Rudner, Comedian Adam Felber, Amy Dickinson, Charlie Pierce Luke Burbank in for Peter Sagal


Date Guest Panelists Notes
September 2 "Clip show," featuring Anthony Williams Best-of Show Best-of Show
September 9 Alan Alda, Actor Amy Dickinson, Roy Blount, Jr., Paula Poundstone
September 16 Isaac Mizrahi, Fashion designer Tom Bodett, Kyrie O'Connor, Mo Rocca Recorded at The John Lyman Center at Southern Connecticut State University
September 23 Joy Behar, The View co-host Paula Poundstone, Roxanne Roberts, Paul Provenza
September 30 Elmo and Kevin Clash, Sesame Street' puppeteer Charlie Pierce, Sue Ellicott, Tom Bodett


Date Guest Panelists Notes
October 7 Ken Jennings, Jeopardy! all-time champion Kyrie O'Connor, Tom Bodett, Roxanne Roberts
October 14 "Clip show," featuring Brian Williams, Janeane Garafolo,
Annie Lamott, Penn Jillette, and Alan Alda
Best-of Show Best-of Show
October 21 Dave Barry, Humorist Roy Blount, Jr., Sue Ellicott, Mo Rocca
October 28 Tom Bergeron, Dancing With The Stars host Tom Bodett, Amy Dickinson, Angela Nissel


Date Guest Panelists Notes
November 4 Jimmy Wales, Wikipedia co-founder P. J. O'Rourke, Paula Poundstone, Roxanne Roberts Recorded at The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall in Sarasota, Florida
November 11 Andy Borowitz, Satirist Aamer Haleem, Kyrie O'Connor, Tom Bodett
November 18 Harry Shearer, Actor and novelist Paula Poundstone, Paul Provenza, Roy Blount, Jr.
November 25 (Repeat show) Best-of Show Best-of Show


Date Guest Panelists Notes
December 2 Amy Sedaris, Actress, comedian and writer Amy Dickinson, Charlie Pierce, Mo Rocca
December 9 Tina Fey, Saturday Night Live veteran and star of NBC's 30 Rock Paula Poundstone, Angela Nissel, Tom Bodett
December 16 Pam Melroy, Astronaut Mo Rocca, Kyrie O'Connor, Adam Felber
December 23 Branford Marsalis, Jazz musician Roxanne Roberts, Charlie Pierce, Roy Blount, Jr.
December 30 Repeat of "Clip show," featuring Anthony Williams Best-of Show Best-of Show