Tom Scharpling on The Best Show in 2006 listening to Billy Crystal's "Jazz man" impression at the Comic Relief Katrina benefit. Synced to the video from the DVD. (SLYT)
After 13 years, the Best Show on WFMU will sign off for good December 17. Tom Scharpling (previously, previously) announced on last night's broadcast that WFMU's weekly 3 hours of mirth, music, and mayhem are coming to an end. Friends of Tom stormed Twitter in grief and praise, and some concern about what the Best Show's departure will mean for fundraising at free-form, listener-supported station WFMU. [more inside]
Bottled in Cork is a new video for a song by Ted Leo and the Pharmacists. It was written and directed by Tom Scharpling, and features the comedic talents of Paul F. Tompkins, John Hodgman, and Julie Klausner. It is, therefore, the most important thing that has ever happened ever.