• Marc Maron, Weird Al, Moby and more all once tried out for The Postal Service (Video)

    In this brilliantly produced video, radio host, writer and champion of great comedy Tom Scharpling expands his ever-growing resume of music projects by incorporating comedians like Marc Maron, Weird Al Yankovic and DC Pierson into the imagined 2002 audition process for celebrated electronic duo The Postal Service. Music geeks will also delight in watching Helmet’s Paige Hamilton, Moby and Guns ‘n Roses bassist Duff McKagan (among others) audition for a

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    Read Tom Scharpling’s complete live Tweeting of Chris Christie at Starbucks

    This afternoon, Tom Scharpling, host of every comedian’s favorite free-form radio program, The Best Show on WFMU and the director of some of the coolest and funniest music videos, started live Tweeting his experience at a New Jersey Starbucks, where Gov. Chris Christie sat two seats away. Well, that’s the comedic reality he established, anyway. It was hilarious throughout, so I wanted to make sure you guys had it in

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    Watch Tom Scharpling’s newest, brilliant music video featuring Chris Gethard and more!

    If there was such a realm of music videos that could have a ruler, Tom Scharpling would undoubtedly be king. The host of The Best Show on WFMU and podcast Low Times has made his mark bridging some of the best in comedy with some of the best in music in unforgettably funny music videos. His past videos feature comedians Kurt Braunohler and Wyatt Cenac in The Stepkids’ “Legend in

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    John Hodgman and every funny person in the world is in this video

    Back in 2005, John Hodgman released his first book titled The Areas of My Expertise, a satirical almanac who’s success landed him as a recurring contributor to The Daily Show as the “resident expert.” Since then, he’s appeared in bit roles in television and film, was the human embodiment of a PC in the Mac ads opposite actor Justin Long, and then wrote another book, 2008’s More Information Than You

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    Watch Kurt Braunohler, Wyatt Cenac in Tom Scharpling’s latest music video

    If you’re the type of person who thinks music videos are dead, especially since MTV and VH1 hardly play them anymore, you’re mostly right. However, celebrated free-form radio host (WFMU’s The Best Show), writer, director, producer and comedy expert Tom Scharpling is bringing back the niche art form — almost single handedly — back from the grave. He actually tells funny stories as opposed to just planting the band or

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    Patton Oswalt plays Tom Scharpling in new Ettes music video

    I am a huge music nerd as well as being a comedy nerd, and The Ettes are one of my favorite bands as of late. The Tennessee band is made up of Lindsay “Coco” Hames, Maria “Poni” Silver, and Jeremy “Jem” Cohen – best. nicknames. ever. They’re fun and their sound is awesome and they, apparently, have a killer sense of humor. Their newest album was just released on Aug

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