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 as they were when they started. The premise of each bit... [Read More]
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 as they were when they started. The premise of each bit... [Read More]
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 appeal: it’s just two folks talking... [Read More]
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 appeal: it’s just two folks talking... [Read More]
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 appeal: it’s just two folks talking... [Read More]
The Classic ‘Best Show’ Bit “The Auteur” Is Once Again Timely Thanks to Meryl Streep and Donald Trump
Pod-Canon is an ongoing tribute to the greatest individual comedy-related podcast episodes of all time. I’m 40, and for folks of my generation and the generations that followed, there is seemingly no experience so transcendent, joyful, terrible, excruciating, transcendent or overpowering that ... [Read More]
The Classic ‘Best Show’ Bit “The Auteur” Is Once Again Timely Thanks to Meryl Streep and Donald Trump
Pod-Canon is an ongoing tribute to the greatest individual comedy-related podcast episodes of all time. I’m 40, and for folks of my generation and the generations that followed, there is seemingly no experience so transcendent, joyful, terrible, excruciating, transcendent or overpowering that ... [Read More]
“The Newbridge Wall” Captures ‘The Best Show’ and Scharpling & Wurster at Their Ambitious Best
Pod-Canon is an ongoing tribute to the greatest individual comedy-related podcast episodes of all time. Jon Wurster’s work with Tom Scharpling on The Best Show is so ambitious, involved, and rightfully acclaimed that it can be hard to believe that Wurster’s calls only constitute one comp... [Read More]
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 exceptional, the noteworthy. Each week our crack team of... [Read More]
Not Allowing Tom Scharpling to Complain Made for an All-Time Classic Episode of ‘The Best Show’
Tom Scharpling has made righteous complaining a big part of his podcasting and professional persona. He’s elevated griping to an art form. Despite his status as a comedy legend, O.G. of the podcasting world and successful television writer and music video director, Scharpling clearly never sto... [Read More]