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Tom Scharpling and Jon Wurster Talked 'The Best Show' and Newbridge with Seth Meyers

The Best Show's Tom Scharpling and Jon Wurster were on Late Night with Seth Meyers last night, where they talked about how most of what they do is pre-written and Wurster gave us a taste of Philly Boy Roy. Check out the rest of the interview below:

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 next. The answer is a revived Best Show, debuting soon on TheBestShow.net rather than the New Jersey radio station on which it aired for more than a decade.

The original Best Show combined the call-in talk format with written segments by Scharpling and comedy partner (slash indie rock drummer) Jon Wurster. In the course of a typical episode, Scharpling would hang up on a series [...]

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 [...]

Listen to Scott Aukerman, David Wain, Tom Scharpling, and More Cover 'The Super Bowl Shuffle'

Radio host Sean Cannon assembled an all-star team of celebrities to record a new version of sports novelty song "The Super Bowl Shuffle" for the charity Reading Is Fundamental. The cover track features comedians Scott Aukerman, David Wain, Tom Scharpling, Kyle Kinane, and Dave Hill, and non-comedy people Jim James (My Morning Jacket), Tim Harrington (Les Savy Fav), Honus Honus (Man Man), John Roderick (The Long Winters), pro wrestler Colt Cabana, and internet celebrity cat Lil Bub.

Listen to the new version of "Super Bowl Shuffle" below:

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 [...]

Tom Scharpling and Jon Wurster Are Going on Tour in March

Tom Scharpling and Jon Wurster are hitting the road to celebrate the release of The Best of The Best Show boxed set in March. The duo announced today that they've added three live shows on March 11th in Brooklyn, March 19th in Chicago, and March 22nd in Los Angeles, which will be "star-studded events filled with mirth, music, and mayhem" and feature "some friends from Newbridge and beyond at each show." Tickets go on sale this Friday via The Best Show website.

Photo by Mindy Tucker.

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 Gilbert Gottfried (in a clip from Newbridge's own "Comedians in Cargo Shorts Getting Custard"), and a comprehensive look at Newbridge's many businesses, adult businesses, recently changed racist sports team name, pebble trash cans, and Barry Dworkin's latest single.

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:

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 [...]

Here's an Animated Retelling of Tim Heidecker and Tom Scharpling's Twitter War

Back in May, Tim Heidecker and Tom Scharpling got into a super funny fight on Twitter. Now, Titmouse Animation and JASH present this animated retelling of "The Great Heidecker/Scharpling Twitter War."

Part Two is below:

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 about reviving The Best Show online in our interview with him last week:

We’ll find out what we can do with this other area that we haven’t had a chance to explore. I really want to make a run at it and see what it can be. See what I can turn this thing into. I feel like I pushed pretty hard on the show in [...]

'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 [...]