Wits is a conversation, comedy, songs and surprises, hosted by John Moe. Recorded live at the Fitzgerald Theater, Wits brings together world-class comedians, actors and musicians for a night they – and the audience – will never forget.
On this week's episode, Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me! host Peter Sagal plays a Wits game show, comedian Paul F. Tompkins performs Amazon.com one-star reviews of great literature, and Open Mike Eagle performs from his album Dark Comedy.
Comedian, actor, director David Cross talks about Arrested Development's Tobias Funke and Alvin and the Chipmunks, Har Mar Superstar lays down his sweet soul sounds, and the two compete in the Wits Game Show: The R&B singer vs. the Slam Poet.
Comedian Tim Heidecker becomes an unconventional aerobics instructor, the Wits Game Show goes delightfully off the rails, and we hear new songs from Aimee Mann and Ted Leo's super-duo, The Both.
Comedian Paul F. Tompkins tries to overcome a lifetime of servile conditioning as Mark, a newly liberated denizen of Oz. Hip-swiveling Rhett Miller of the Old 97's educates us all about random dandelion surgery.
Comedian Jim Gaffigan plays the moon from Goodnight Moon. Rap artist Busdriver tells of the first time he met LL Cool J. And we hear a Pop Song Correspondence from Simon and Garfunkel's put-upon friends Alan and Doug.
On this week's show, comedian, actor, and author John Hodgman talks about growing up as an only child and embodying every subgenre of nerd at the same time. Also, rapper, writer, and director Jean Grae tells us what it's like to punch a superhero, and Britney Spears is finally sued for medical malpractice.