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!

Friday, September 23, 2016
BEST SHOW BEST #43 – A Call from Peyton Reed

New to the Best Show? Check out Best Show Bests, the greatest hits of The Best Show! In this episode, a call from Peyton Reed!

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

TONIGHT: KURT VILE! BOB MEHR! SURPRISE GUESTS! IT’S GONNA BE FUN!

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To quote Sir Philip Collins, I’ve been waiting for this moment for all my life! The legendary KURT VILE is going to be live in the Best Show studios tonight! The one and only KV put out one of the best albums in ages B’LIEVE I’M GOIN DOWN… and we will talk about his touring and other things and it will be great!

If that wasn’t enough, author BOB MEHR will also be in studio as well! Bob wrote TROUBLE BOYS, which is the definitive book about the Replacements and one of the greatest rock bios ever written. He’s amazing and we will talk about that and other things too. Sorry for being vague but the show didn’t happen yet!

We will have A LOT OF SURPRISES throughout the show as well. Some really big ones. Get ready, just like the Mens Warehouse dude, I’m gonna say that you’re gonna love it, I guarantee it!

So tune in and call in at 201-332-3484 to get in on the action.

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 #BestShow4Ever

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!

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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!

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