Event Wits: Scott Aukerman, Eugene Mirman and Kathleen Edwards
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)
Scott Aukerman is a chap from Los Angeles, and the host and creator of both the TV show and podcast versions of Comedy Bang! Bang! The television version, on IFC, has appeared on many critics "Best Of TV" lists, and the AV Club said there "wasn't another show like it on television." The podcast has been downloaded over 30 million times and is consistently named as one of the best examples of the medium. He is also the producer and director of the acclaimed web series Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis.
Brooklyn resident Eugene Mirman is known for playing comedian/mobster Yvgeny Mirminsky on Adult Swim’s Delocated and doing the voice of “Gene” on FOX’s hit animated series Bob’s Burgers. In the streets he’s sometimes recognized as Eugene, the landlord, from Flight of the Conchords. On Aqua Teen Hunger Force he’s Dr. Eugene Mirman and on Home Movies he was Eugene, the Russian foreign exchange student. His hour-long Comedy Central special Eugene Mirman: An Evening of Comedy in a Fake Underground Laboratory premiered in December 2012. Eugene was named Best New York City Comedian by the Village Voice and one of the 10 best comedians of the last decade by Paste Magazine. He has released three comedy albums (the last two on Sub Pop records) and an incredibly funny parody-ish self-help book, The Will to Whatevs. Named by Roling Stone as a “Hot Twitterer,” Eugene also keeps his nearly 300k followers entertained daily.