Three hours of Mirth, Music and Mayhem hosted by Tom Scharpling. The home of Scharpling & Wurster. The former Best Show On WFMU is now The Best Show!

Wednesday, June 29, 2016
SUNSHINE & THE RAIN! TRU TV BINGO! BILLY MERKLEWORTH! NOT IN THIS LIFETIME! SOUND COLLAGE! AT BEST SHOW!

SUNSHINE & THE RAIN swing by the studio for a special set of music and a LIVE SOUND COLLAGE! Tom gets a call from BILLY MERKLEWORTH, a pilot/stand up comedian! AT BEST SHOW, the Best Show hashtag program returns! Phones ring on the topic: NOT IN THIS LIFETIME! Plus: a rousing game of "TRU TV BINGO", with calls from Adam Conover, Brooke Van Poppelen and MORE!

Friday, June 3, 2016

YOUR FAVORITE PODCAST SUCKS

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The Best Show mural! Corner of Wyckoff and Norman on Bushwick/Ridgewood border! Halsey L stop! #BestShowRulesNYC

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

TONIGHT: HAYES DAVENPORT! TIM HEIDECKER! COMMENTS SECTION HAMILTON!

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It’s been a long time coming but one of the funniest dudes in the biz, the one and only HAYES DAVENPORT will be in the studio! We are gonna find all about what’s going on with his amazing podcast HOLLYWOOD HANDBOOK and more. Look, I know this isn’t the most exciting explanation but it’s gonna be really funny! I just don’t have a crystal ball to tell you what we did that was funny yet, okay?

And if that wasn’t enough, TIM HEIDECKER is gonna call up and tell us all about his new album IN GLENDALE!

Can’t get tickets to HAMILTON? Me neither! But let’s have fun with the next best thing – COMMENTS SECTION HAMILTON! Throughout the show we will do theatrical readings of some of the greatest comments sections, bringing all the drama and tension to life!

If you’ve got a favorite comments section that you’d love to hear interpreted dramatically, call 201-332-3484 and join the fun! Or send a link to @scharpling! Just get me the comments!

When is The Best Show on? From 9PM-midnight EST every Tuesday! You can listen live at TheBestShow.net and if you can't listen live you can download tonight’s episodeWednesday morning at the website or on iTunes or your RSS feed or wherever!

And the hashtag for tonight is #TomAndHayes4Ever

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

TOP 50 DUOS

1 Scharpling & Wurster

2 Peyton Manning & Papa John

3 The Pet Shop Boys

4 AP Mike & A Can Of Coors Light

5 The Sonic Guys

6 Power Man & Iron Fist

7 Royal Trux (Neil Hagerty and Jennifer Herrema)

8 Bob Odenkirk & David Cross

9 The Coen Brothers

10 Tina Fey & Amy Poehler

11 Sparks (Ron and Russell Mael)

12 Peter Cook & Dudley Moore

13 The Frogs (Dennis & Jimmy Flemion)

14 Julie Klausner & Billy Eichner

15 Outkast (Big Boi & Andre 3000)

16 Sheriff Andy Taylor & Deputy Barney Fife

17 Violent J & Shaggy 2 Dope (Insane Clown Posse)

18 Tim & Eric

19 Bob and Ray

20 Edina and Patsy (Ab Fab)

21 Key & Peele

22 Gary the Squirrel & Vance the Puppet

23 Robert Fripp & Brian Eno

24 The White Stripes

25 Animated Woman and the Opiod from the Movantik commercial

26 Muttley & Dick Dastardly

27 The Wachowskis (Lana & Lilly)

28 Sex Dwarf & The Dumb Chauffeur from Soft Cell’s “Sex Dwarf”

29 Johnny Cash & June Carter Cash

30 Clifford & Steffen The Dinosaur

31 Gary Payton and Shawn Kemp

32 George St. Geegland & Gil Faizon

33 Eric Andre & Hannibal Buress

34 Zack Woliner & Wally Wackiman

35 Michael Jackson & Bubbles

36 Rocky & Adonis Creed

37 Abbi & Ilana (Broad City)

38 The Mighty Boosh

39 Suicide (Alan Vega & Martin Rev)

40 Klaus Kinski and Werner Herzog

41 Sherlock Holmes & Watson

42 ERIC B & RAKIM

43 Bob & Doug McKenzie

44 The Bash Brothers (Canseco & McGuire)

45 Koko The Gorilla & The Kitten

46 Kathie Lee & Hoda Kotb

47 The Tragedy and Comedy Masks

48 Mike Nichols & Elaine May

49 Ritchie Finestra & Cocaine

50 Sean Clements & Hayes Davenport

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Scharpling & Wurster to appear on THE SIMPSONS!

It's true! Tom and Jon will appear on The Simpsons on Sunday, March 13th!

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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

The Best Of 2015

Tonight! Join AP Mike, Dudio, and Pat Byrne as they recount some of their favorite Best Show moments of 2015!

9PM EST!

 

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

TONIGHT: TOM VERSUS GOOGLE! THE CONCLUSION OF NODUDEVEMBER!

 

 

 

If you haven’t heard, last week Google straight up stole the long-running anthem“Come On Y’All It’s Time To Have Fun” for some garbage commercial. And we are not going to take this lying down!

Tonight I will be looking for your legal advice. If you are a lawyer and can advise me on how to proceed, call up!

But you’re saying “but it’s NoDudeVember! I’m a dude and I’ve got legal advice for you, Tom!”. You are going to be allowed to talk on the show as long as you’ve got good advice. If you don’t, you’re on the scrap heap, buster!

But outside of being a legal expert, NoDudeVember continues! No dudes are allowed to call! Dudes can participate in the hit mini-show @AtBestShow, which is happening sometime in the program! The topic for that will be #AnimalComedians, so get your Petting Oswalt or JulieMouseNer puns ready!

We can also talk about Thanksgiving if you want. If you don’t, let’s not. No skin off my nose.

The hashtag for tonight is #NoDudeVember! Use it!

Call 201-332-3484 BUT ONLY IF YOU ARE NOT A DUDE WHO CAN GIVE ME LEGAL ADVICE!!

When is The Best Show on? From 9PM-midnight EST every Tuesday! You can listen live at TheBestShow.net and if you can't listen live you can download tonight’s episodeWednesday morning at the website or on iTunes or your RSS feed or wherever!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

This Week’s Best Show with Julie Klausner & Hayes Davenport! Tom is named Village Voice’s 2015 Best FM Radio Personality!

If you haven't downloaded this week's Best Show, make sure you do it now! A classic Best Show episode featuring amazing guests such as JULIE KLAUSNER (Difficult People) & HAYES DAVENPORT (Hollywood Handbook)!! Tom also received a call from sports legend DICK NORTON!!

Check out the clips below! THEN, download the podcast for the WHOLE experience.

PETER GARRETT/BRAD GARRETT - with Julie Klausner & Hayes Davenport

Escape The Room - with Julie Klausner & Hayes Davenport

Also, thanks so much to Village Voice for naming Tom their Best FM Radio Personality for 2015! It's a huge honor for a radio show that isn't even on FM radio anymore! It's very much appreciated. Check out the article here!

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

TONIGHT: GARY THE SQUIRREL! I WAS LIED TO!

Photo by Mindy Tucker!

Photo by Mindy Tucker!

Tonight we’re gonna have fun. There’ll be some surprises. One of which will be the one and only GARY THE SQUIRREL, who will be debuting his new show! It’s gonna be great! Don’t miss it!

The topic is I WAS LIED TO! What are some of the lies you’ve been told in your life and how did you deal with them? They can be funny or sad! The important thing is that you call 201-332-3484 with your story!

There will also be some surprises that I’m working on and I am working up a story that I’ve been meaning to tell. It’s gonna be a great show! Have I ever lied to you?

When is The Best Show on? From 9PM-midnight EST every Tuesday! You can listen live at TheBestShow.net and if you can't listen live you can download tonight’s episode Wednesday morning at the website or on iTunes or your RSS feed or wherever!

And the hashtag for tonight is #IWasLiedTo!

Friday, September 18, 2015

THE 50 GREATEST ANIMALS IN ENTERTAINMENT HISTORY

1. Bugs Bunny
2. Gary the Squirrel
3. Poochie from THE SIMPSONS
4. The Dancing Chicken from STROSZEK
5. Snoopy
6. The Mouse with a Cape
7. Baxter from ANCHORMAN
8. Bigfoot
9. King Kong
10. Tarkus from Emerson Lake & Palmer’s TARKUS
11. Moby Dick
12. The Goose in the Wawa logo
13. Triumph the Insult Comic Dog
14. Muttley from WACKY RACES
15. Jonsey the Cat from ALIEN
16. Bruce the Shark from JAWS
17. The Chestnut Mare from “Chestnut Mare”
18. Toonces, the Cat Who Could Drive a Car
19. Dog the Bounty Hunter
20. Sh*thead from THE JERK
21. Jermaine from ADVENTURE TIME
22. Lil Bub
23. Pizza Dog from Matt Fraction’s HAWKEYE
24. HoseHead from STRANGE BREW
25. The Dog from MASSIVE HEAD WOUND HARRY
26. Bart the Bear from THE EDGE
27. Jimmy Jazz
28. Blinky the Fish from THE SIMPSONS
29. Fred from SMOKEY & THE BANDIT
30. The Phoenix Suns Gorilla
31. Clyde the orangutan from EVERY WHICH WAY BUT LOOSE
32. Tie: Budgie & Basil from Caninus/Waldo from Hatebeak
33. Philip Marlowe’s cat from THE LONG GOODBYE
34. The horse head from THE GODFATHER
35. Doge
36. Ferdinand the Bull
37. Bullwinkle J. Moose
38. Donald the Falcon from THE FALCONER
39. The Cat from Monty Python’s Confuse A Cat
40. Johnny from JOHNNY’S BANANAS
41. Ubu from UBU PRODUCTIONS
42. The snakes from PEE WEE’S BIG ADVENTURE
43. Antony from ANT-MAN
44. Tie: The Pig from Pink Floyd’s ANIMALS/The Cow from Pink Floyd’s ATOM HEART MOTHER
45. Vomiting Kermit from LATE NIGHT WITH CONAN O’BRIEN
46. The Cat from INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS
47. Stan the Dog from DOG WITH A BLOG
48. Pie-O-My from THE SOPRANOS
49. The Window Rat from THE DEPARTED
50. Cuddles the Chimp from STATEN ISLAND GARBAGE RATS

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