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August 30, 2013 at 10:50 AM

Rock’s funniest drummer, Jon Wurster, to appear on WTF Live with Marc Maron

Jon Wurster

Jon Wurster. Illustration by Casey Burns.

One of Marc Maron’s guests for the live taping of his “WTF” podcast on Sunday at Bumbershoot is Superchunk drummer Jon Wurster.

If you’re familiar with that band, but not Wurster, you’re in for a treat. Wurster is a walking encyclopedia of obscure music trivia and knowledge and he pairs it with impeccable comedic timing and an ability to improvise on the fly.

Wurster, who also plays drums with the Mountain Goats and Bob Mould, can be heard as a frequent call-in guest on Tom Scharpling’s weekly radio show, “The Best Show On WFMU.” Together they are the perfect comedy duo for obsessive music and comedy nerds. Wurster, who also does pitch-perfect impressions of Gene Simmons and Marky Ramone, booked one of the Dead Milkmen’s first shows and was name checked in their song, “Stuart,” about a kid who desperately wants a burrow owl for Christmas.

Here’s the Scharpling-directed video for Aimee Mann’s “Labrador,” in which Wurster and Jon Hamm appear.

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