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'Wits' With John Moe

04/09/2012 at 8:00 p.m.

"Wits" is a mash–up of comedy, music and conversation with creative cultural icons hosted by John Moe and recorded in front of a live audience at the Fitzgerald Theater in downtown St. Paul. This episode was recorded live on Friday, March 30 and features "Saturday Night Live" veteran Tim Meadows and songwriter and front man of the Old 97's, Rhett Miller.


Tim Meadows is one of the longest–running cast members in "Saturday Night Live" history. If you watched "SNL" at any point in the 90s, you likely saw him playing celebrities from Oprah Winfrey to Michael Jackson, but he may be best known for his character Leon Phelps, "The Ladies' Man." Meadows later starred in the movie of the same name, and has appeared in all kinds of movies and TV shows like "Mean Girls," "Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story," "The Office," "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "The Colbert Report" and more. Meadows is also an Improv Olympian.

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 songsmithing. His latest solo album, "The Interpreter," is a collection of cover songs he recorded live at Los Angeles' Largo. 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.

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