an member station
Airs: Friday 9:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.; Saturday 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Host: John Moe
Produced by: American Public Media
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. Praised as "one of the rare public radio comedy shows that's actually funny," and "a wildly successful radio show Wits, both a throwback to the radio's golden age and also wholly modern," mixes improvisation, sketch comedy, conversation, music, and genuine beauty in a program that's been called a model for social media and audience engagement.
Host and Musical Director
John Moe, the host of Wits, has a long and varied career in public radio as well as comedy. Moe served as host of Marketplace Tech Report and Weekend America, both national programs heard on public radio stations. His reporting and commentary has been heard on All Things Considered, Marketplace, Day to Day, and numerous other public radio programs.
John Munson wrote, sang and played in 90's cult favorites Trip Shakespeare as well as the multi-platinum selling hit-makers, Semisonic. His current projects include founding and playing bass with jazzy revisionists (and hosts of the wildly successful annual Holiday Show at The Fitzgerald!), The New Standards, and his latest rock group, The Twilight Hours. He's both funny and a snappy dresser.