When comedian and radio host Tom Scharpling and Superchunk drummer Jon Wurster teamed up to create a radio show it wasn’t an immediate success, despite being called “The Best Show on WFMU.” But the cult show found a long life and the duo’s comedic stylings continued to gain fervent fans. The duo has been on the road and came through Chicago. They join us on the Morning Shift. Also, and update on Springfield. And, Galician sounds from Cristina Pato.
David Misch discusses his new book Funny: The Book — Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Comedy. From ancient Tricksters to Modern Family, Mr. Misch looks at what comedy is, where it comes from and where it's going (oddly enough, Philadelphia).