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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

How Comedy Podcasts Are Evolving Into More Than Just Talk Shows

Marc Maron brews a warm cup of Just Coffee, walks outside to his garage to meet his guest, and the two sit down to talk about...well, whatever. That’s it. The simplicity and organic nature of WTF, Maron’s popular podcast, gives it an obvious [...]

By Stu Melton

This Week in Comedy Podcasts: Jane Lynch Does ‘WTF’

The comedy podcast universe is ever expanding, not unlike the universe universe. We're here to make it a bit smaller, a bit more manageable. There are a lot of great shows and each has a lot of great episodes, so we want to highlight the [...]

By Adam Frucci

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

Tom Scharpling’s ‘The Best Show’ Is Returning Next Month

The Best Show is coming back. Tom Scharpling -- who hosted the comedy/music radio show The Best Show on WFMU for 13 years -- announced today that the show is now set for a return sometime in November. "One announcement in three parts," he said [...]

By Megh Wright

Making Love To Tom Sharpling’s The Best Show

As New York Mag makes clear, people are real into Tom Sharpling's "The Best Show" on WFMU. Deeply, sensually, covered-in-an-irritating-layer-of-sand into it. "People who like The Best Show don’t just like it. They want to turn it into a woman [...]

By Halle Kiefer