Day: March 10, 2009

The Best Show on WFMU’s marathon fun-fund-raiser

If you read The Comic's Comic, then you may also listen to The Best Show on WFMU, Tom Scharpling's Tuesday night radio talk/comedy/music spectacular. Tonight from 8-11 p.m. EDT, Scharpling's show coincides with the radio station's fund-raising efforts, and Scharpling will welcome Paul F. Tompkins, John Hodgman, Ted Leo, Aimee Mann to the program. When he's not hosting funny people and musicians who like funny people (Best Show archives), Scharpling is an executive producer and writer for the award-winning USA show, Monk. Anyone who pledges $75 or more tonight during the show gets an exclusive "Mirth Music and Mayhem: A Premium in Three Parts." That includes an all-new Scharpling and Wurster CD that goes out of print when the radio marathon ends, an all-star tribute to Paul McCartney's "RAM" that features new and original tracks from Death Cab For Cutie, Ted Leo, Aimee Mann, Portatastic, Danielson, Dump, The Black Hollies, The Hank IV, The Barbaras, James Pants, The Spider Bags and more, plus an environmental tote bag with the "Dogmo" logo and a Friends of Tom membership card. Call 1-800-989-9368 or go online at www.wfmu.org from 8-11 p.m. tonight EDT. Listen to an explanation from the man himself here: WFMU's The Best Show on WFMU with Tom Scharpling from 3/10/2009 Of course, I cannot mention this radio fund-raiser without remarking on our culture and the fact that people seem willing...

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Bo Burnham’s new self-titled CD

Bo Burnham may only be a college freshman, but he already has his first full-length musical comedy gem out today via Comedy Central Records. How did he do it? By becoming a YouTube star. Burnham pays it forward today by showing how you can cash in, too! The self-titled CD by Bo Burnham is available at iTunes, Amazon.com and fine stores: Watch videos for two of the 13 songs on the CD, after the jump… Earlier: Here is a music video he did for his song, "High School Party." (note: lyrics NSFW) Or watch him maintain a wry sense of humor live at a YouTube...

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