Minnesota Public Radio's Wits announces spring 2013 lineup
Metric and Anchorman star Dave Koechner come together on June 14
Metric photo by Stacy Schwartz
Oh, the fantastic synergy of Minnesota Public Radio's Wits is back for another star-packed season. With the mix of big-time actors and musicians with the seasoned players and host John Moe, it's like Saturday Night Live, but held on Friday (or even Thursday), and recorded for radio!
As is expected, this season is filled with comedians and rock 'n' roll heroes spread over 10 dates between March 15 and June 14. These pairings -- including Neko Case, A.C. Newman, Metric, Rufus Wainwright on the music end -- shall be confounding, and irresistible. Check out the full lineup, all shows to be held at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, below.
Wits Spring 2013 lineup
Friday, March 15: Paula Poundstone and musical guest, Robyn Hitchcock
Friday, March 29: W. Kamau Bell and musical guest, Brendan Benson
Friday, April 12: Kristen Schaal and musical guest, Rufus Wainwright
Friday, April 19: Tig Notaro and musical guest, Kathleen Edwards
Thursday, April 25: Michael Ian Black and musical guest, A.C. Newman
Friday, May 3: Patton Oswalt and musical guest, Ben Lee
Friday, May 10: Rob Delaney and musical guests, Neko Case and Kelly Hogan
Friday, May 31: Colin Hanks and musical guest, Jason Isbell
Friday, June 7: Hannibal Buress and musical guest, Open Mike Eagle
Friday, June 14: David Koechner and musical guest, Metric
Tickets for the entire season go on sale on Wednesday, February 20, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Fitzgerald Theater. On Thursday, February 21 at noon, season ticket packages of 5 shows or more go on sale. Single show tickets begin selling on Tuesday, February 26 at noon. More info at the Fitzgerald website.
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