Wits

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.

Recent Episodes

Episode 39: David Cross with Har Mar Superstar

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.

Episode 38: Tim Heidecker with Aimee Mann and Ted Leo

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.

Episode 37: Paul F. Tompkins with Rhett Miller

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.

Episode 36: Jim Gaffigan with Busdriver

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.

Episode 35: Margaret Cho with Josh Ritter

John Moe and comedian Margaret Cho play characters in an unconventional wedding ceremony, we learn some unusual things about penguins, and Josh Ritter performs and tells us why Macbeth is a good read for people going through divorce.

Episode 34: Scott Aukerman and Eugene Mirman with Kathleen Edwards

On this week's Wits, Comedy Bang! Bang!'s Scott Aukerman is Glenn Frey of The Eagles, comedian Eugene Mirman is an astronaut looking for space babes, and singer/songwriter Kathleen Edwards plays music that rocks your soul and breaks your heart.