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]
“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]
On “Mother 13…The First Rock Band on Mt. Everest”, ‘The Best Show’ Took Rock Satire to Insane New Heights
Pod-Canon is an ongoing tribute to the greatest individual comedy-related podcast episodes of all time. Like pretty much everything they do, Scharpling & Wurster’s immortal “Mother 13” bit began with a phone call. Specifically, it began with Jon Wurster’s Corey Harris, a ... [Read More]
The “Mother 13” Installment of ‘The Best Show Gems’ Delivered the Quintessential Satire of Corporate Rock
Pod-Canon is an ongoing tribute to the greatest individual comedy-related podcast episodes of all time. Scott Weiland died recently at the age of 48, and a small part of my adolescence died along with him. It wasn’t necessarily a particularly important or treasured part of my past, but Weiland... [Read More]
Tom Scharpling and Jon Wurster Talked 'The Best Show' and Newbridge with Seth Meyers
by Adam Frucci 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: 0 Comments... [Read More]
Tom Scharpling and Jon Wurster Are Going on Tour in March
by Megh Wright 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 "sta... [Read More]
Tom Scharpling's 'The Best Show' Returns Tomorrow at 9:00pm
by Megh Wright 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 ou... [Read More]
Strapped In, Helmet On: Tom Scharpling Talks the New 'Best Show'
by Greg Hunter 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 ... [Read More]
Watch Tom Scharpling and Jon Wurster's Newbridge Tourism Ad
by Megh Wright 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 ... [Read More]