Posted at 7:41 AM on June 15, 2011
by Julia Schrenkler
From the desk of MPR Digital Media Intern Maddie Butler
It is upon us. The grand finale of the four-part Wits™ series has arrived. This time join superstar author and screenwriter Neil Gaiman and musical guest Josh Ritter for a night that is sure to leave you laughing. This live radio show, hosted by John Moe and "musical guide" John Munson, uses anecdotes, song, conversation and, above all else, comedy to explore a topic of interest to the guests. Themes in previous shows have included friendship, music and parenting.
Gaiman is an English writer who has garnered much praise for his comic books, novels, and film work. He is most know for his graphic novel series The Sandman and his novels like American Gods, Stardust and Coraline. His over 1.5 million followers on twitter can speak to his charm and wit, and you can be sure that he will please the crowd at Wits™.
Ritter is an American singer and songwriter who has been named one of the "100 Greatest Living Songwriters" by Paste Magazine (others on the list included Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen). Of his music, the New York Times has said, "...he sets out to carry a world of ideas on a few basic chords....there is no limit to the depth and ambition of his songs." This is sure to be a show you won't want to miss.
June 24th at the Fitzgerald Theater.
Tickets $32, $30 for members of MPR. For more information click here SOLD OUT
Tickets are sold out but you can stream the show LIVE online for free beginning at 8:00 p.m. CT. Watch the show online.