MPR's Wits announces lineup for fall 2013 season
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|Aimee Mann will be one of many talented guests at Wits fall 2013 season|
The stylish combination of comedy, music, and memorable unscripted moments has proven to be quite a winning formula for Wits, the provocative and always entertaining show put on by American Public Media and Minnesota Public Radio.
The highly anticipated lineup for the upcoming fall 2013 season of Wits has just been announced, and once again it's packed with amusing, engaging comedians and entertainers, as well as a strong roster of talented musical guests spread throughout the 10 shows.
On Wednesday, September 4, the Fitzgerald Theater will play host to a special Wits happy hour, where members of the Wits Social Club will be able to buy tickets to the upcoming season. John Moe, John Munson, and the Witnesses will all be on hand, as well as the Current's Barb Abney and other friends of the show, with snacks and drink specials available to fans as well.
As for the fall 2013 Wits season itself, here is the stellar, talented cast of characters who are going to make these upcoming shows memorable:
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
For this upcoming season, Wits is introducing the Wits Social Club, where die-hard fans can ensure that they get the first crack at buying tickets to each season, with a 10 percent discount available for members on all ticket purchases. There will also be Wits-related giveaways throughout the season, and other exclusive offers made available throughout the year.
General public tickets sales will be available on September 17. For detailed pricing information about the Wits Social Club, as well as where and when you can purchase single-show tickets for the general public, check out the Wits website. And for regular Wits updates throughout the season, you can follow Wits on both Twitter and Facebook.