About the Show

On this week's program, we get a haunting visit from the ghost that haunts the Fitzgerald Theater in St Paul. If you listen closely, you can almost hear him attempt to do standup comedy. Also, a look inside Mitt Romney's tax returns. Yes! In the wake of his electoral defeat, he has released them only to us. What? Why wouldn't he? And a chat with Julia Sweeney about how Wits -- yes, this very program -- led her to reassess her literary career and her daughter's taste for fame.

The Guests

Julia Sweeney


Julia Sweeney is an actress, comedian and writer best known for her work on Saturday Night Live where she was a cast member and also for her monologues God Said Ha!, In the Family Way and Letting Go of God. She's been a panelist on "Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me!" and performed with songwriter Jill Sobule in a show called Jill and Julia. Julia will be out with a new book called "If It's Not One Thing It's Your Mother" in April of 2013.

Joseph Scrimshaw


Joseph Scrimshaw is a comedian and writer. He's performed at the San Francisco SketchFest, Chicago Improv Festival, CONvergence, Jonathan Coulton's JoCoCruiseCrazy, and more, and he's currently working with John Kovalic's Dork Storm Press developing multiple properties for movies and television. Joseph has written for RiffTrax, the national sketch comedy TV show M@dAbout, and he operates a theater company in the Twin Cities called Joking Envelope. His plays, ADVENTURES IN MATING, AN INCONVENIENT SQUIRREL,THE WORST SHOW IN THE FRINGE, and MY MONSTER (written with Bill Corbett) have played in New York, Seattle, Orlando, Dallas, Las Vegas, the UK, Bulgaria, Peru, as well as bars and theaters across the entire expanse of South Minneapolis.