About the Show

This week on Wits, actor Eric Stonestreet as a Bigfoot who specializes in marriage counseling. Singer/songwriter Brandi Carlile reveals her secret obsession (not to reveal too much but it involves tomatoes). We also get useful lessons on how to cross piranha-infested waters and hear a clip from the new PBS remake of House of Cards. Plus brand new music from Brandi Carlile.

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Eric Stonestreet


Eric Stonestreet currently stars as Cameron Tucker on ABC’s comedy series, Modern Family, a role for which he has earned two Emmy Awards for Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.  Stonestreet also garnered a 2011 Emmy Nomination, Golden Globe Nominations in 2011, 2012 and 2013, Screen Actors Guild Nominations in 2012, 2013 and 2015, and a TCA Award nomination for his portrayal. Stonestreet has built an impressive resume of memorable characters on television shows including Dharma & Greg, Malcolm in the Middle, Party of Five, Spin City, ER, The West Wing, American Dad, Providence, Close to Home, Crossing Jordan, and Bones, as well as The Mentalist, N.C.I.S., Pushing Daisies, and Nip/Tuck. On the big screen, Stonestreet stars in the newly released thriller The Loft, directed by Erik Van Looy and also featuring James Marsden and Keith Urban. Stonestreet also had memorable film roles in Cameron Crowe’s Almost Famous, Bad Teacher with Cameron Diaz and Justin Timberlake, and was a scene-stealer in Identity Thief directed by Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses) and starring Melissa McCarthy and Jason Bateman. Stonestreet is also lending his voice to Universal’s upcoming animated feature, The Secret Life of Pets, with Louis C.K. and Kevin Hart.

Brandi Carlile


Singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile is known for her critically acclaimed albums and songs like "The Story," as well as her non-stop touring. She has toured with the likes of Ray LaMontagne, Dave Matthews Band and The Avett Brothers. Her 2007 album The Story was produced by T Bone Burnett and elicited praise from Elton John, who appeared on a track from her 2009 album, Give Up the Ghost, which was produced by Rick Rubin. Bear Creek, Carlile's latest album, debuted at No. 10 on The Billboard 200.  Her new album, The Firewatcher's Daughter, will be released in March on ATO Records.