Event Wits: Paul F. Tompkins with Rhett Miller
Hosted by 89.3 The Current
Wits is a live public radio show that brings world-class comedians, actors and musicians to the stage of the Fitzgerald Theater, where host John Moe gives them and the audience the time of their lives. Wits mixes improv, sketch comedy, conversation, music and genuine beauty in a program praised as “one of the rare public radio comedy shows that’s actually funny” (Huffington Post) and “a wildly successful radio show.” (City Pages, Minneapolis)
PAUL F. TOMPKINS
Paul F. Tompkins is one of the most charming, quick-witted and popular comedians on the scene. Tompkins has recorded four stand-up specials for Comedy Central, and hosts a monthly podcast called, The Pod F. Tompkast – voted number 1 in Rolling Stone’s list of 10 Best Comedy Podcasts of the moment. Tompkins is an Emmy-nominated writer for Mr. Show with Bob and David, and has appeared in movies including There Will Be Blood and The Informant! His most recent comedy albums include, Freak Wharf
Rhett Miller is the front man and main songwriter for alt-country favorites the Old 97’s, as well as a solo artist critically –acclaimed for his clever word play and pop song-smithing. His music has appeared in movies like The Break-Up and TV shows like Scrubs, and Rhett himself has appeared on 30 Rock. He’s also written for Rolling Stone, McSweeney’s and The Atlantic. His latest solo album is The Dreamer.