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The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | Posted 04.15.2014 | Comedy

Tom Scharpling needs money. So when Real Estate asked him to direct their video for "Crime," he decided to make a little extra scratch by subleasing p...

Weird Al Could Have Been In The Postal Service?

Posted 03.05.2013 | Comedy

In this new short from Funny Or Die directed by Tom Scharpling, we travel back to 2002 when The Postal Service, the musical collaboration between Ben ...

Rolling Stone Ranks Funniest People Alive

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 01.28.2013 | Comedy

Rolling Stone released their list of the 50 funniest people alive, and Eric Clapton was number one. Just kidding, Louis C.K. topped their comprehensiv...

GALLERY: Chris Elliott, Brooke Shields, Andrew WK & More Raise Money For Hurricane Sandy Victims

Posted 12.10.2012 | Comedy

On Friday, comedy fans packed the room at the Bell House in Brooklyn for Tom Scharpling and Ted Leo's "Very Special Hurricane Benefit Show". The line...

Comedy Stars Join Lineup For Hurricane Benefit In Brooklyn

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | Posted 11.20.2012 | Comedy

The director of some of your favorite, funny music videos is coming together with one of the coolest indie rockers, for a night of comedy and do-goodi...

WATCH: Ben Gibbard Doesn't Give A F*ck

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | Posted 11.01.2012 | Comedy

Death Cab For Cutie frontman Benjamin "Ben" Gibbard released his first-ever solo album, Former Lives in October, and now his transformation is complet...

WATCH: If You're A Gen-Xer, You'll Love This

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 09.19.2012 | Comedy

MTV generation, here's your Tuesday afternoon distraction. Aimee Mann's newest music video, for her song "Labrador," is an exact remake of the video t...

WATCH: Laura Linney Is A Music Robot

Posted 08.15.2012 | Comedy

Songstress and occasional "Portlandia" maid Aimee Mann has released a video for her newest song, "I Charmer." Directed by her friend Tom Scharpling, t...

PHOTOS: 'How Was Your Week' Live In Brooklyn

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 03.01.2012 | Comedy

Julie Klausner's weekly comedy podcast "How Was Your Week" had its second live recording last Thursday, once more showing how an audio-only show can b...

WATCH: Some Fans Are Creepier Than Others

Posted 01.10.2012 | Comedy

Once again, Tom Scharpling (The Best Show) has directed a music video for a cool indie band and populated it with hilarious people. We simply can't ge...

Who Were The Funniest People Of 2011?

Posted 01.02.2012 | Comedy

It's officially 2012, and that means it's time for us to say -- with great authority -- who made us laugh the most in 2011. Some people did it on p...

WATCH: John Hodgman's New Book Gets Celebrity-Packed Promo

Posted 12.26.2011 | Comedy

First there was The Areas of My Expertise. Then came More Information Than You Require. And now there is That Is All, the final book in John Hodgman's...

WATCH: Tom Scharpling's Terrific New Music Video

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 12.04.2011 | Comedy

With the release of his video for "Legend in My Own Mind" by psychedelic outfit The Stepkids, Tom Scharpling's career as a music video director is beg...

WATCH: While You're Waiting For 'Portlandia' To Return

Posted 11.06.2011 | Comedy

"Portlandia" star Carrie Brownstein is perhaps still best known as a guitarist and vocalist in the gone-but-not-forgotten group Sleater-Kinney, and no...

Patton Oswalt Plays Tom Scharpling In Music Video

Posted 10.24.2011 | Comedy

"Best Show on WFMU" host Tom Scharpling has lately carved out a niche for himself as an acclaimed music video director, working with indie favorites T...

WATCH: Titus Andronicus Make Video Tribute To New Jersey

Posted 08.06.2011 | New York

Titus Andronicus is tired of people trashing New Jersey. So the group put together a music video for "No Future Part Three: Escape From No Future" pay...

Paul Rudd In New Pornographers Video

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

These days movie trailers can be little more than turgid, stale recaps of the feature film itself; full on giveaways. The New Pornographers' latest mu...

WATCH: Your Favorite Comedians In A New Pornographers Video

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

When the indie rock world and the comedy world cross paths, beautiful things often happen. Such is the case with The New Pornographers latest video f...