:.. Superchunk’s Jon Wurster: Hiding in Plain Sight | Under The Radar ..:

As one of the few artists who can legitimately claim dual citizenship in both the music and comedy worlds, Jon Wurster has witnessed firsthand the evolution of the relationship between the two scenes. Having kicked around the indie rock scene for nearly three decades now, ending up with fulltime gigs drumming with both Superchunkand Mountain Goats, he is also one-half of the team behind The Best Show on WFMU, the long-running radio program hosted by writer and comedian Tom Scharpling. There, he brings to life a sprawling cast of characters, sending up everyone from stoners to racists to rock royalty, and the show’s legion of loyal listeners has made them one of indie culture’s most beloved cult acts. On a day off between tours, Wurster explores the shared culture between musicians and comedians, the difficulty of doing live comedy, and his dislike of musical comedy.

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