Tom Scharpling

Tom Scharpling hosts The Best Show on WFMU which is, pardon the hyperbole, the BEST show on WFMU. He and Jon Wurster make up the creatively named Scharpling & Wurster whose numerous albums have been devoured by comedy fans and musicians alike. Tom recently directed music videos for Ted Leo & The Pharmacists and The New Pornographers, both of which are chock full of Earwolf favorites. And one last thing: MONK!

Guest Appearances

Engineer Cody's Engineer Training Boot Camp and School LIVE

Hollywood Handbook #129April 12, 2016

Sean and Hayes appear in front of a live audience to offer tips on personal health and how to eat, then welcome Engineer Cody and special guest TOM SCHARPLING for an inside look at Engineer Cody's Engineer Training Boot Camp and School.

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Cranking It to Coldplay

Comedy Bang Bang #413April 7, 2016

Tom Scharpling of The Best Show finally returns to Comedy Bang! Bang! to join Scott in a chat about funny performers who get muscular, which kind of montage they would like to live their life in, and whether or not dogs have…

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The Secret Story of the Missing Episode

Hollywood Handbook #114December 22, 2015

Hayes is joined by Tom Scharpling in Tom's railyard studio to acknowledge the many awards their shows have gotten lately and to tell the entire true story of the technical difficulties that got last week's episode canceled.

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Handbook East with Tom Scharpling

Hollywood Handbook #110November 17, 2015

Hayes and Tom Scharpling are checking in this week from The Big Apple itself -- New York City! They talk about potential New Yorkers to recruit to the east coast branch of the network, discuss the mega-hit Hamilton, and bond over their favorite…

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The Grease Knows Eggs Show with Jesse Thorn

Hollywood Handbook #101September 15, 2015

Tom "Eggs" Scharpling and Engineer "Greasenose" Cody debut the pilot of their new podcast to potential buyer Jesse Thorn.

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Tom Scharpling Again, Our Close Friend

Hollywood Handbook #96August 11, 2015

Hayes and Sean applaud the Suicide Squad movie for a brave choice. Then TOM SCHARPLING returns to correct the mistakes of his infamous first appearance on the show, speak on Monk, do the Popcorn Gallery, and debut a potential new podcast with…

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Tom Scharpling, Our Close Friend

Sean and Hayes are back with another episode of the best show, Hollywood Handbook where they talk about politics and Hollywood. Then, good friend TOM SCHARPLING from The Best Show comes by to get some advice from the guys, who kindly offer…

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Johnny's Bananas Season 4 Writer's Room

Rafflecast #30June 4, 2015

Thank god for eBay for saving Johnny’s Bananas and making it the first ever StreamBay original series! Rafflecast brings you inside the writer’s room of season 4 of the animated series Johnny’s Bananas starring Johnny “Drama” Chase & Andrew Dice Clay. Listen…

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Johnny's Bananas Season 4 Writer's Room

Thank god for eBay for saving Johnny’s Bananas and making it the first ever StreamBay original series! Rafflecast brings you inside the writer’s room of season 4 of the animated series Johnny’s Bananas starring Johnny “Drama” Chase & Andrew Dice Clay. Listen…

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Sklarbro County 149

Sklarbro Country #244.5March 31, 2015

Randy and Jason welcome to this week’s Sklarbro County the hosts of The Best Show Tom Scharpling and Jon Wurster, who talk about great concerts they’ve attended, what the future beholds for them in comedy, and why the NBA is the best…

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Who's Got My Goo Balls?

Analyze Phish #8November 18, 2013

Harris Wittels is back to be your tour guide through the cosmos (sorry) along with special guest Tom Scharpling of The Best Show on WFMU. Similar to Scott Aukerman, Tom could care less about Phish but is certainly open to change his…

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Sloppy Lady Junk

Sklarbro Country #79January 27, 2012

Tom Scharpling is the host of The Best Show on WFMU, the director of some of the best indie rock music videos, and perhaps a contender for best Sklarbro Country guest?! His sports knowledge (available for perusal at The Classical) and radio expertise…

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Garry Marshall Presents

Comedy Bang Bang #91February 7, 2011

When you have your own talk show on IFC, you can get some pretty huge guests from the world of entertainment. This week Scott shows off his showbiz credentials with former Monk writer Tom Scharpling, gay marriage advocate Gary Marshall, and future…

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