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]
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]
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]
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 & ‘Hollywood Handbook’ Made Anti-Comedy for the Ages
Pod-Canon is an ongoing tribute to the greatest individual comedy-related podcast episodes of all time. The elaborate mythology of The Best Show has been lovingly established through the years to the point where Tom Scharpling’s revered comic institution is less a podcast than a sprawling fict... [Read More]
Tom Scharpling Has Some Great Advice for Struggling Comedy Writers and Performers
Tom Sharpling recently sat down with Dangerous Minds for an interview to promote the Best Show boxed set, and among the many insights from the chat is a great take on whether the next generation of comedy writers and performers will “come to their comedy sensibilities differently” thanks... [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]