All the cool kids with Guided by Voices shirts in your life are going bonkers right now. Not only is The Best Show, Tom Scharpling and Jon Wurster’s aptly titled and influential music/comedy radio show that aired on WFMU for 13 years, returning next month, but there’s also going to be a must-have boxset.
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 with all of the 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. (Via)
Noted Best Show fans include Amy Poehler, Weird Al, David Cross, John Oliver, Conan O’Brien, and Paul Rudd. If it’s good enough for them, it’s good for you. Pre-order the set here.