How Ya Doin'?: Michael Perry takes his wisdom and comedy to the small screen

Cassandra Kyser

“How YA Doin’?”
“How YA Doin’?”

There are only 24 hours in each day and Michael Perry fans might be wondering if the guy ever gets some sleep. The author, singer, and “itinerant pig farmer” returns to the small screen this month in Wisconsin Public Television’s “How Ya Doin’?” – a special that debuted in March. Long-time Perry fans may remember his “Clodhopper” series that ran several years ago on WPT. “How Ya Doin’?” is kind of a fresh take on that show.

In the preview, Perry jokes that this time around his hair is shorter – sorry, the old trademark is gone for good – and his beard is whiter. What hasn’t changed, though, is Perry’s trademark wit. At the heart of “How Ya Doin’?” is humor, what it means to be a Wisconsinite, and yes, a tractor or two.

You can catch “How Ya Doin’?” on Saturday, March 16 and Sunday, March 17.

WPT Passport members can watch the show online anytime. If you’ve been putting off becoming a WPT member, now’s a great time to join. As thank you gifts, the station is giving new members a DVD of the special.