Friday, August 26, 2011

The Music Videos of Tom Scharpling

Tom Scharpling, host of the hilarious radio show/podcast The Best Show on WFMU, has taken to directing music videos lately - and they are fantastic!

In his newest video for The Ettes song, Excuse, Patton Oswalt plays Tom as the director:

More of his music videos after the cut!

His video for Ted Leo and the Pharmacists is my favourite, possibly because it is packed full of cameos from awesome Friends of Tom - regulars on The Best Show, including and especially, my favouritest comedian, Paul F Tompkins:

And if you thought that was a lot of cameos - check out his video for The New Pornographers, this time starring another personal favourite, Jon Wurster!

And finally, the Titus Andronicus video isn't a comedy piece, but instead a really nicely directed tour of New Jersey City.


  1. I think the full special effects version of the first one has already been made as Sucker Punch!

  2. Those are great! The only one I've seen before is the Titus Andronicus one, and I love that one so much (although they skipped my area of NJ).