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Celebrating 20 Years of Comedy Duo Tom Scharpling and Jon Wurster

For two decades, Tom Scharpling and Jon Wurster have proven to be one of the most consistently funny and hardworking teams in comedy. The pair performs their scripted phone calls each week on The Best Show and these segments remain as hilarious [...]

By Ian Goldstein

Tom Scharpling’s ‘The Best Show’ Returns Tomorrow at 9:00pm

The return of Tom Scharpling's Best Show just got a premiere date. In a Twitter update today, Scharpling revealed that his hit radio show will return on its new home at thebestshow.net tomorrow at 9:00pm. Here's what Scharpling had to say [...]

By Megh Wright

Strapped In, Helmet On: Tom Scharpling Talks the New ‘Best Show’

The last thing listeners heard during the final episode of The Best Show on WFMU was Black Flag’s “Gimmie Gimmie Gimmie” -- a sign-off but not exactly a goodbye. For several months, fans of the program wondered what host Tom Scharpling would do [...]

By Greg Hunter

Watch Tom Scharpling and Jon Wurster’s Newbridge Tourism Ad

On Tuesday at 4:00am, Adult Swim aired the above tourism ad by Tom Scharpling and Jon Wurster for Newbridge, the fictional New Jersey town from The Best Show. The ad features Scharpling, Wurster, Julie Klausner, Rob Cuthill, special guest [...]

By Megh Wright

‘The Best of The Best Show’ Boxed Set Comes Out in March

Not long after announcing the return of his long-running music/comedy radio show The Best Show, Tom Scharpling has revealed another secret project today -- a boxed set with over 20 hours of his calls with Jon Wurster from 2000-2013. Called [...]

By Megh Wright

Saying Goodbye to ‘The Best Show on WFMU’

After 13 years, Tom Scharpling's influential comedy/music radio show The Best Show on WFMU came to an end last night, with one final three-hour installment that featured a lot of firsts (and lasts) for the program.

By Bradford Evans

Inside the Last Days of ‘The Best Show’ with Tom Scharpling

In October, Tom Scharpling announced that his long-running comedy/music radio show, The Best Show on WFMU, would be ending its run tonight after 13 years on the air. Since it began, two presidential administrations ago as Scharpling often [...]

By Bradford Evans

10 Comedy Podcasts That Would Make Great TV Shows

TV is Dead, Long Live TV. While television is rapidly decaying on the business end of things, simultaneously it is consistently evolving, more artistically challenging and even auteur-friendly, and that is partially thanks to the infiltration [...]

By Roger Cormier

The Best Show on WFMU’s Fundraising Marathon Begins Tonight

The Best Show on WFMU, Tom Scharpling's hilarious radio show/podcast, holds an annual pledge drive every March to keep the show and its independent, listener-supported station, WFMU, afloat. This year's fundraising marathon, TomThon 2013, kicks [...]

By Bradford Evans

Watch Jon Wurster in a Music Video Jon Glaser Directed for Bob Mould

Here's a new music video for Bob Mould's "Star Machine" that premiered on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon yesterday evening. It stars the very funny Jon Wurster, of Superchunk and The Best Show on WFMU fame, in a crappy wig and was directed by [...]

By Bradford Evans

Talking to Tom Scharpling, Host of The Best Show on WFMU

Tom Scharpling is a guy with a lot of irons in the fire. Not only is he the director of a recent string of popular music videos, but he’s also working on a new TV project for Comedy Central, maintaining a funny and inventive Twitter feed, [...]

By Bradford Evans

Jon Wurster: Musician, Comedian, Renaissance Man

Friend-of-Splitsider Joe Berkowitz has a great piece in the latest Village Voice on musicians who crossover into comedy. Specifically, he focuses on Jon Wurster, who drums for Superchunk and The Mountain Goats while also teaming up with Tom [...]

By Adam Frucci