As BrooklynVegan points out, Tom Scharpling’s weekly radio program “The Best Show” on New Jersey radio station WFMU will sign off the air in December. Thanks to its unique blend of comedy and music, “The Best Show” has amassed a large cult following since it first premiered in October 2000. Superchunk drummer Jon Wurster serves as the show’s co-host, and other frequent contributors include Ted Leo and Aimee Mann.
According to Splitsider, Scharpling is currently developing a show for IFC alongside Chris Gethard. He’s also a heavily sought-after director, having previously created music videos for Ben Gibbard, Kurt Vile, Titus Andronicus, and Real Estate.
Below, watch Gibbard, Leo, and Patton Oswalt perform ABBA’s “Take a Chance on Me” on “The Best Show”.