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Talking to Dave Hill About His New Radio Show on WFMU

Last month, Tom Scharpling ended his comedy radio program The Best Show on WFMU after 13 years, and comedian/musician/author Dave Hill was given his timeslot on listener-supported New Jersey station WFMU. Dave Hill's new show, aptly titled The Goddamn Dave Hill Show, is set to premiere tonight at 9pm EST. Hill has a lot planned for the new three-hour program, which will be a mix of comedy, music, listener calls, and guests.

I recently had the chance to chat with Hill about The Goddamn Dave Hill Show, trying to escape The Best Show's shadow, and writing his second book.

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, writing a new album with comedy partner Jon Wurster, and, of course, hosting the weekly three-hour radio program The Best Show on WFMU. I’m exhausted just typing all that. Given his busy schedule, it was super nice of Tom Scharpling to take the time to talk to me about the plethora of projects he currently has going, how much of the banned alcoholic [...]

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, [...]

Jake Fogelnest Pens Spin's Great Ode to Tom Scharpling, Jon Wurster and The Best Show

As part of the Patton-Oswalt-edited comedy issue of Spin magazine, there's a lengthy profile of Tom Scharpling, Jon Wurster and The Best Show penned by Jake Fogelnest. It is really excellent! For both Friends of Tom and those unfamiliar with The Best Show and the fictional town of Newbridge, it's a great look at the genesis of the show and why it's so unique, even in today's podcast-saturated world. Here's a taste:

My entry point to The Best Show was the same as that of many other longtime fans — a self-released 1997 cassette called Rock, Rot & Rule, a 45-minute phone interview between Scharpling and [...]

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 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 toms@wfmu.org during the show tonight. Here's the prizes that are in [...]

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 and make love to it on a beach on some weird magical island," explains Aziz Ansari. In addition to the mad love Sharpling receives for the show's mix of character sketches with Jon Wurster, comedian interviews and irate rants, he also has two Comedy Central series in development and a growing collection of music videos, having directed the spot for the New Pornographers "Moves." Says John Hodgman, [...]