20 HOURS OF PHONE CALLS OVER 16 CDS! FOLD-OUT MAP OF NEWBRIDGE, NJ! USB DRIVE OF ENTIRE SET + FOUR HOURS OF ADDITIONAL CALLS!
108-PAGE HARDCOVER BOOK WITH THE DEFINITIVE SCHARPLING & WURSTER INTERVIEW!
Culled from the vaults of WFMU—the world’s most acclaimed free-form radio station—comes over 20 hours of mind-bending, hilarious phone calls between the renowned comedy duo of Tom Scharpling & Jon Wurster. From 2000 to 2013, their tremendous imaginations took over the WFMU airwaves every Tuesday night with bizarre tales from a fictional town called Newbridge, NJ and the desperate denizens that inhabit it. Conan O’Brien has said “Scharpling & Wurster are keeping the fine art of two-person comedy alive. Some of the funniest stuff out there!”
Included inside this definitive collection are 75 calls over 16 compact discs, edited by Scharpling & Wurster (over 50 of them previously unreleased or unaired), a 108-page hardcover book with cover art by Joe Matt that features essays by Patton Oswalt, Julie Klausner, Damian Abraham (lead singer of F*cked Up) and Best Show associate producer Michael Lisk (aka A.P. Mike), a definitive interview with Scharpling & Wurster by Jake Fogelnest, notes on the evolution and inspiration behind each bit written by Scharpling & Wurster, a USB drive (housed in a cassette tape) with all of 75 calls plus 4 hours of bonus material, a fold-out map of Newbridge, Philly Boy Roy & Timmy von Trimble Paper Dolls, postcards, and temporary tattoos with The Best Show catch-phrases.
For everyone that pre-orders the boxed set at numerogroup.com they will literally get a piece of history – everybody gets a portion of Jon Wurster’s smashed telephone that he used to make the Rock, Rot & Rule phone call, along with a tiny letter of authenticity. Scharpling & Wurster: The Best of the Best Show will be released on March 17th via The Numero Group.
SCHARPLING & WURSTER HAVE FAMOUS FANS!
“Scharpling & Wurster are keeping the fine art of two-person comedy alive. Some of the funniest stuff out there!” – Conan O’Brien
“Listen, I’m not going to sugar coat it; this is a 16 CD boxed set of phone calls. Almost everything about this is technologically redundant. However, I promise this is one of the funniest things you’ll ever own. Scharpling and Wurster are the greatest.” – John Oliver
“Scharpling & Wurster are like an old married couple. Except when they argue it’s funny and not depressing. This collection includes hours of fake calls, fake outrage, and fake knowledge. The real part is that it’s always funny.” – Amy Poehler
“I love Scharpling & Wurster. Their comedy has brought me so much pleasure over the years. And now with this boxed set, you can either relive the magic or experience their classic comedy for the first time. All for the price of $2,500.” – Paul Rudd
“Scharpling & Wurster are purveyors of some of the most bizarre and brilliant comedy I’ve heard in ages. If you want your brain thoroughly melted, this collection should do the trick nicely.” – “Weird Al” Yankovic
“Scharpling & Wurster in a boxed set! What more ‘darkness’ could a girl with ‘edge’ want? – Kim Gordon
“These twisting, strange, impossibly funny dialogues describe a world as complete as any novel, and a style of comedy no one has ever done before, because no one else can.” – John Hodgman
“Scharpling & Wurster (not in that order) are top shelf comedic surgeons.” – Zach Galifianakis
“I’ve been listening to the Scharpling & Wurster conversations for a long time now, probably ten years or more and it’s all just utterly side-splitting shit.” – Robert Pollard
“Scharpling &Wurster are the ultimate dynamic duo from another dimension of comedy: previously uncharted… presently untouchable. I would know, I only stalk the best. – Kurt Vile
“Scharpling & Wurster are the Woodward and Bernstein of comedy. Except they didn’t topple a Presidency and Scharpling and Wurster are way funnier.” – Adam McKay
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