Wits, the popular American Public Media show hosted by John Moe that teams comedians (and other big personalities) with musicians at the Fitzgerald Theatre for a live performance that is later broadcast on radio and available via podcast, boasts a roster of bold-face names, including recently departed Vike Chris Kluwe, headliner comics Margaret Cho, David Cross and Jim Gaffigan, and Minnesota funny-girl-done-good Maria Bamford. Highlights on the music side include Aimee Mann, Yo La Tengo and, in an apparent bid to rack up every talented Wainwright alive, Rufus and Martha's dad, Loudon Wainwright III.
See witsradio.org for more info. Here's the lineup:
Thursday, October 17: Chris Kluwe, Dave Hill, and musical guest Sara Watkins
Thursday, October 24: Paul F. Tompkins and musical guest Yo La Tengo
Friday, October 25: Paul F. Tompkins and musical guest Rhett Miller
Friday, November 1: Aisha Tyler and musical guest Loudon Wainwright III
Thursday, November 7: Ellie Kemper and musical guest Waxahatchee
Thursday, November 14: Margaret Cho and musical guest Josh Ritter
Thursday, November 21: Jim Gaffigan and musical guest Busdriver
Thursday, December 5: Tim Heidecker and musical guests Aimee Mann and Ted Leo (solo)
Friday, December 13: David Cross and musical guest Har Mar Superstar
Friday, December 20: Maria Bamford and musical guest Thao Nguyen
David Cross will appear in the Wits series with local legend Har Mar Superstar.