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 [...]
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.
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 off tonight at 9pm Eastern on WFMU and goes till midnight. You can listen live on WFMU.org or on the radio at 91.1 in New York or 90.1 in the Hudson Valley. Julie Klausner will be joining Scharpling in the studio tonight, and next Tuesday's show will be the second part of the big pledge drive. To pledge, email your name, address, and amount to firstname.lastname@example.org during the show tonight. Here's the prizes that are in [...]
Did you see the announcement of the South By Southwest Comedy Lineup? They might as well call it “Pod By Podcast,” amiright? Nope? Fair enough. I’m just saying there is a lot of podcasting going down. I like to imagine there is one podcast diehard who is going to SXSW just to see those live taping, oblivious to the music festival swirling around him or her. If you’re out there Mister or Miss (it’s probably Mister), godspeed noble podcast fan, let me know what it’s like to see Greg Proops beautifully ramble for an hour, surrounded by the smell of smoked cow and spilled tequila.