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'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 Scharpling & Wurster: The Best of The Best Show, the boxed set includes over 75 calls between Scharpling and Wurster (including over 50 unreleased calls) on both USB and 16 CDs and a hardcover book with essays by Patton Oswalt, Julie Klausner, Damian Abraham, Best Show associate producer Michael Lisk, and a definitive Best Show interview with Scharpling and Wurster conducted by Jake Fogelnest. The set — which [...]

Scharpling & Wurster Are Releasing a Vinyl LP of 'Rock, Rot & Rule' for Record Store Day

Record Store Day, the annual event to celebrate international record stores, is happening on April 19th, and Best Show on WFMU comedy duo Tom Scharpling and Jon Wurster are putting out a red vinyl EP of their first phone call, "Rock, Rot & Rule." Originally recorded pre-Best Show in 1997, the call features Wurster playing an obnoxious rock critic named Ronald Thomas Clontle who published a controversial book called Rock, Rot & Rule that lists whether every artist in music rocks, rots, or rules. The limited-edition red vinyl will be available in independent record stores, with only 1000 copies having been printed. A standard black edition is set to [...]

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.

After Scharpling was sabotaged by a pair of bad headphones right off the bat, he kicked off a jam-packed goodbye show (which you can listen to here) by taking a string of calls that resulted in him doing a lot of what he does best: talking to kids, getting frustrated by a bunch of lunkheads, and Bad Company-ing his last caller. We also got final visits from Gary the Squirrel and newly-married [...]

Tom Scharpling Is Voicing the Dad on a Cartoon Network Show

Comedian and Best Show on WFMU host Tom Scharpling has broken into voice acting. He's playing a regular character on the new Cartoon Network Steven Universe, which premiered on Monday. The show follows a young boy working with a team of intergalactic female warriors to protect the universe, and Scharpling voices his dad, Greg Universe, a heavyset balding man with long hair in the back. Scharpling's character shows up in the back half of the first episode, which you can check out here.

Scharpling previously voiced a character on  an episode of Aqua Teen Hunger Force, but this is his first regular job on an animated show. After [...]

The Theme From 'The Best Show on WFMU' Was Played on the Organ at Fenway Park Last Night

After yesterday's depressing news that The Best Show on WFMU will end its run in December, the show got a nice tribute at the final game of the World Series. Apparently the organist at Fenway Park is a Best Show fan.

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 on Twitter. "Tell your friends. Scream it to the streets. Because THE BEST SHOW IS COMING BACK." No details regarding where the show will debut yet, but the Best Show website currently has a mailing list sign-up form with the announcement that the show will return "November 2014 or thereabouts" along with AP Mike, Philly Boy Roy, and Gary the Squirrel. For [...]

This Week in Comedy: 'The Best Show on WFMU' Says Goodbye

-The Best Show on WFMU ended its 13-year run, and we talked with host and professional chump-steamroller Tom Scharpling about the last days of the show.

-SNL producers chose 11 black female performers as finalists to be the show's new cast member.

-A group of ex-Onion writers known as Wild Aggressive Dog made a hilarious fake college infomercial for Adult Swim.

-We interviewed Bo Burnham about his new special and fame, Will Forte about Macgruber 2 and his new movie Nebraska, Brody Stevens about his new Comedy Central show, and Mike Lawrence about his beginnings as a standup.

-Paul Rudd will star in Marvel's upcoming [...]

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 reminds listeners, The Best Show has become a staple of the comedy world with people like Patton Oswalt, Zach Galifianakis, Tim & Eric, and tons more having become regular guests and fans of the program, which was doing what podcasts do but better years before podcasts were even a thing. On top of the show being a nonstop parade of some of the biggest names in comedy, Scharpling taking calls from [...]

This Week in Comedy: 'The Pete Holmes Show' Premieres, and NBC Orders 13 Episodes of a New Show from Tina Fey

-NBC ordered 13 epsiodes of a comedy starring Ellie Kemper and co-created by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock. The show is tentatively called Tooken, and like 30 Rock, it will be filmed in New York City.

-TBS's post-Conan series, The Pete Holmes Show, premiered Monday. We talked to Holmes about making a more personal late night show.

-After 13 years, Tom Scharpling announced his beloved radio show/podcast The Best Show on WFMU is ending this December.

-Emile Hirsch will play John Belushi in the upcoming biopic about his life.

-Marcia Wallace, the voice of Mrs. Krabappel on The Simpsons, sadly passed away last weekend. Her character will be retired.

 -We interviewed Aziz Ansari about [...]

After 13 Years, 'The Best Show on WFMU' Will End in December

Tom Scharpling announced on the air last night that his long-running radio show/podcast The Best Show on WFMU will end its run with a final episode on December 17th. Scharpling made the announcement at the end of last night's Best Show at the 2:56:30 mark.

Scharpling, who's kidded about ending the show for years, said, "I've joked around about this before, and I'm not joking around now," before announcing the show is ending. Scharpling called Best Show "the best thing that has ever happened to me comedically" and "one of the most special things that has ever happened in my life" but explained that hosting the show has become too [...]

Tom Scharpling Directed Another Great Music Video for Real Estate

Comedian Tom Scharpling has been making awe-inspiring music videos for cool bands for years now, and his latest, the above video Scharpling wrote and directed for the Real Estate song "Crime," might be his best yet. Andy Daly's Tom Scharpling character totally gives Jon Hamm's Tom Scharpling a run for his money.

Check out the latest video Scharpling wrote and directed for Real Estate, "Days" from 2010," below:

Dave Hill's WFMU Show Will Be Called 'The Goddamn Dave Hill Show'; Debuts January 7th

Tom Scharpling's comedy radio show The Best Show on WFMU ended its amazing 13-year run on Tuesday, and last month, comedian Dave Hill was named as the person who will take over Scharpling's timeslot on New Jersey-based station WFMU. Now, we're starting to get more details about Hill's show. It'll be called The Goddamned Dave Hill Show, and it's set to debut on Tuesday, January 7th, airing each week in The Best Show's old slot from nine to midnight EST. The show will also be podcasted, and archives will be posted on WFMU's page for the show. The Goddamn Dave Hill Show will be recorded live, [...]

Dave Hill Will Take Over Tom Scharpling's 'Best Show' Slot on WFMU

Tom Scharpling announced last month that his beloved, long-running radio show/podcast The Best Show on WFMU will be ending its run on December 17th after 13 years on the air, and it looks like the station has found a replacement. New Jersey-based station WFMU has tapped comedian Dave Hill to take over the Tuesday 9pm to midnight slot currently occupied by Best Show, Current.org reports. Hill and WFMU station manager Ken Freedman are still figuring out exactly what the comedian's untitled show will be, but it may include interviews.

"I think he’s really funny,” Scharpling said of Hill. "I’ll support him however I can. My goal is [...]

This Week in Comedy Podcasts: Tom Scharpling Tributes Lou Reed and Announces the End of 'The Best Show'

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 exceptional, the noteworthy. Each week our crack team of podcast enthusiasts and specialists and especially enthusiastic people will pick their favorites. Also, we'll keep you posted on the offerings from our very own podcast network. We hope to have your ears permanently plugged with the best in aural comedy.

The Thrilling Adventure Hour #140 - Beyond Belief, “Touch of Keeble”

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