Minnesota Public Radio's Wits announces spring 2013 lineup

Metric and Anchorman star Dave Koechner come together on June 14
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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