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.
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.
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.
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.
This week's show features comedian, actor, author, TV host and podcaster Aisha Tyler and Grammy Award-winner Loudon Wainwright III. Plus, an alien slumber party, Tom Waits meditation tapes and a Pop Song Correspondence from Radiohead's therapist.