About the Show


This week on Wits, comedian and actor Maria Bamford as a very creepy Tooth Fairy and a possibly zombified Laura Ingalls Wilder promoting her new books. We also get music from singer/songwriter Jeremy Messersmith. Plus, Maria and Jeremy try to sort out which patron saints are for real in the Wits game show.

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The Guests


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Maria Bamford

@mariabamfoomariabamford.com

Maria is the creator and star of Maria Bamford: the special special special, which Vulture.com named one of the Top 10 Stand-Up Specials of 2012, and of the cult hit web series The Maria Bamford Show, which screened at the Museum of Art and Design and was described as a “cold blast of brilliance” by The New Yorker.  Maria recurred on the Netflix reboot of Arrested Development, for which she was praised as “fantastic” (Entertainment Weekly) a “standout” (TIME) and “perhaps one of the high points of the entire new season” (Black Book Magazine).  She also recurred on FX’s critically-praised Louie and stars on the upcoming USA sitcom Benched.  Maria currently contributes comedic voiceovers for such animations as Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time, PBS’s Emmy-winning series Word Girl, Nickelodeon’s Kung Fu Panda and Legend of Korra, and Netflix’s upcoming Puss in Boots.  Her latest CD, Ask Me About My New God! was named one of top five CD’s of 2013 by Entertainment Weekly.  Maria recently won the American Comedy Award for Best Club Comic.

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Jeremy Messersmith

@jmessersmithhttp://jeremymessersmith.com/

Jeremy Messersmith is a Singer-Songwriter from Minneapolis who rose to National prominence on his last album "The Reluctant Graveyard", he's just releases a follow up album called "Heart Murmurs" on the prestigious Glassnote Records, where in addition to Jeremy their small roster includes Mumford & Sons, Childish Gambino, and Phoenix.  Jeremy recently had 2 Sold-Out release shows at First Avenue in Minneapolis and has been touring internationally off the album.