About the Show

On this week's Wits, actor and comedian David Koechner becomes Dutch, who, with his brother Small Eric, try to help the town they live in with their repair businesses. Plus, a Pop Song Correspondence to Lady Gaga from Lord Gaga of Gaga Manor, and Charlie Brown and Snoopy finally have a heart-to-heart. And, Emily Haines and Jimmy Shaw of Metric perform a stunning stripped-down set of songs, including a pair of Lou Reed covers.

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Jinglehooves S. Glittertail

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Metric performs “Help I’m Alive”

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Dutch and Small Eric


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The Guests

David Koechner


David Koechner, an alumnus of Chicago's Second City Theater, got his first break as a cast member on Saturday Night Live, and since has become an instantly recognizable face appearing in more than 100 film and television productions. He is best known as Champ Kind from Anchorman and as Todd Packer on NBC's The Office.



Metric are Emily Haines, Jimmy Shaw (and Joshua Winstead and Joules Scott Key, unable to attend this evening). An independent and innovative rock band, Metric self-released its last two albums, including 2012's Synthetica, which was listed in Spin magazine's Top 50 Albums of 2012. With "Help I'm Alive" from 2009's Fantasies, Metric became the first artist to achieve its first-ever top-20 hit on U.S. commercial radio without the backing of a traditional label. The group has earned Grammy nominations for its score work on the films Twilight: Eclipse and Cronenberg's Cosmopolis.