Fitzgerald's 'Wits' fall lineup includes Kluwe, Gaffigan, 'Office' star


The Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul is getting witty again in the fall.

The Pioneer Press reports that the American Public Media variety show "Wits" is coming back in October.

The season kicks off Oct. 17 with former Vikings punter Chris Kluwe, and features an impressive lineup throughout end of December.

Among those on the schedule are comedian Aisha Tyler and musician Loudon Wainright on Nov. 1, "Office" and "Bridesmaids" star Ellie Kemper on Nov. 7 and comedian Jim Gaffigan Nov. 21.

Local acts appearing the show this fall include Har Mar Superstar (along with actor-comedian David Cross) on Dec. 21 and comedian Maria Bamford, who wraps up the season Dec. 20.

Tickets for the show -- which airs on Minnesota Public Radio -- go on sale Sept. 17.

--Oct. 17: Chris Kluwe, Dave Hill and Sara Watkins

--Oct. 24: Paul F. Tompkins and Yo La Tengo

--Oct. 25: Paul F. Tompkins and Rhett Miller

--Nov. 1: Aisha Tyler and Loudon Wainwright III

--Nov. 7: Ellie Kemper and Waxahatchee

--Nov. 14: Margaret Cho and Josh Ritter

--Nov. 21: Jim Gaffigan and Busdriver

--Dec. 5: Tim Heidecker, Aimee Mann and Ted Leo

--Dec. 13: David Cross and Har Mar Superstar

--Dec. 20: Maria Bamford and Thao Nguyen

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