About the Show

On this week’s Wits, comedian, actor and podcaster Paul Scheer tells us about his reenactments of Arsenio Hall interviews from the 90s, Neko Case sings songs from her latest album, and we hear the real story of John Mellencamp’s Jack and Diane. Plus, was George Washingon a big jerk? We’ve got the answer. Maybe.


The Guests

Paul Scheer


Paul Scheer is an American actor, comedian, writer, and director. Scheer currently stars on the FX series The League, the ABC series Fresh Off the Boat, and in the Adult Swim comedy-action-parody series NTSF:SD:SUV, which he created. He has had memorable roles in 30 Rock, Happy Endings, Parks and Rec, Burning Love, and Childrens Hospital. He recently starred in a web series for JASH called SCHEE-R-L which recreated classic moments from MTV’s TRL. He’ll be appearing in the upcoming comedy Longshots with Taye Diggs, Anne Heche and Topher Grace. You can hear him weekly on the popular movie discussion podcast How Did This Get Made? You can follow Paul on @Paulscheer or paulscheer.com.

Neko Case


Neko Case is a Grammy-nominated solo artist and one-eighth of the celebrated Canadian pop outfit the New Pornographers. The Washington-bred singer, songwriter and producer claims no genre, nor utilizes any classic formula for her songs and singing. Neko has developed a sound all her own: a mix of country, gospel, torch, and pop, and her five full-length solo albums (not to mention her two live collections and Canadian Amp EP) have won her critical acclaim and countless devotees.