Neil Gaiman's sold-out Wits talk streaming live tonight

Bummed to be missing the season finale of Wits featuring Neil Gaiman? Fans will be able to enjoy the next best thing as MPR will be live streaming the talk tonight. Musician Josh Ritter is also scheduled to perform.

For those unfamiliar with the show, Wits is sort of like an amped-up lecture without the stuffiness. Each session features host John Moe as he shoots the shit, and sends various storytellers, authors, comics, and other creative types on surreal tangents between lively banter. Past artists have included Patton Oswalt, Sandra Bernhard, Julia Sweeney, and Chuck Klosterman.

Tonight's event, held at the Fitzgerald Theater, will feature thoughts from the beloved Sandman author, who recently faced some bizarre controversy this year when Republican Matt Dean called him out on the amount he was paid to speak at a talk (Gaiman typically donates such profits to charity and various library organizations). Musician Josh Ritter, who will perform a set on the show, has recently ventured into the literary world. His debut novel, Bright's Passage, will be available for early sale at the show.

You can watch Wits in the comfort of your own home this evening starting at 8 p.m. on the event's website. Moe and musical guide John Munson will also be live tweeting behind-the-scenes happening at @johnmoe and @munsongs. Looking to throw an impromptu party? Check out MPR's how-to guide, complete with a suggested whiskey drink recipe.