For the first time, Jackie “The Joke Man” Martling opens up about his life as a cast member and head writer for the comedy powerhouse The Howard Stern Show.
In The Joke Man: Bow to Stern, Jackie tells of his beginnings as a working comedian and writer and his climb to the top on The Howard Stern Show. Jackie saw it all, and in The Joke Man: Bow to Stern he shares personal stories as well a look from behind the scenes at one of the highest-rated radio shows of all time. You’ll also get his take on his falling out with Howard and the show, and plenty of the raunchy, laugh-out–loud humor that Jackie “The Joke Man” is famous for.
So sit back, relax, and enjoy as “The Joke Man” riffs on his one-of-a-kind career in show business, Howard Stern and the gang, and his very unique life—an American success story like no other.
It feels like yesterday, when the world changed forever on September 11th 2001. I was home sick with a ear infection that day, when I was as always listening to The Howard Stern Show . Howard and the crew were with us through the whole ordeal in the morning. It was one of the best broadcasts in Howard Stern Show history. Thank you Howard and the staff, for keeping us updated during one of the worst days in American history. Here are some of the highlights of that tragic day and the day after…….
Dear Artie : As I am a long time fan of yours , who has seen you so many times doing your standup LIVE and has listened to you on The Howard Stern Show and your podcast for so many great years, and watched you on TV on The Norm Show and Mad TV, its time I said some things.
I have seen you go through a transformation that just breaks my heart, as a fan . You went from this robust funny man to just looking like a broken down junkie. You went from this to this
Artie we love you and its time YOU love yourself too YOU have to get help, before its too late the last hospital visit, is your body telling to you to stop before its too late.
You need to find a way to kill the demons once and for all , if you can. I’m speaking from a long time fan I don’t want to lose you as it feels like we are just watching a slow death in front of our eyes. Get off the road, and get the help YOU NEED. Fuck Showbiz and then come back as the Artie we all know and love and support. We love You , you baby gorilla and just want the best for you. I hope you get help and kill the demons once and for all .
Love , A fan , Joe Mooski
Well that’s all Mooski talk!!!! . Me the only thing I can say to you Artie is stop being a dumbass and stop doing drugs,, what I recommend you Artie is to smoke some good gunya go to 420superfans.com we have a lot of info about that. Live your life happier by smoking the best quality ganja ever
Aired on the Bernie and Sid Show 03/23/2017, following Artie Lange’s recent drug related arrest in Hoboken this week, Artie is asked once more for his opinions on her former boss Howard Stern and once again laid into his new management style.
With The Howard Stern Show three years away from the end of the latest SiriusXM five year contract for the show ending, what will the future hold for The Howard Stern Show ????
Rumor has it that the one and only Jimmy Kimmel might step in for the retiring Howard Stern and take over the show , after his contract ends on Jimmy Kimmel Live on ABC.
Jimmy Kimmel might be the only one that could possibly replace The King Of All Media , as Kimmel is a huge superfan of the show and gets “It” I think the respect that Jimmy has for Howard and for the show , it might be a smooth transition. We have had more Jimmy Kimmel in the studio as of late, and we might just get more as time goes by , and the transition slowly starts to take place.
Nothing is written in stone, and we still have a long way to go with this, but if I could see anyone step up to the plate it would be Jimmy Kimmel to replace Howard Stern on SiriusXM. Time will tell …..
According to SiriusXM : Asked about the Stern video plans on the earnings conference call with Wall Street analysts, Scott Greenstein, president and chief content officer of SiriusXM, reiterated that video offers would be rolled out this year. The company and Stern have been looking at “how can we turn this into both a creative exercise that would be interesting to our subscribers, as well as makes sense economically,” he explained. “It’s totally on plan right now. … We are in daily conversation on reviewing creative and different elements that go with that.”
He said there would be announcements coming this year that will lead to the rollout. “It’s a creative process and … we want to make sure it’s both correct, it’s exciting and it breaks through and that takes a little time,” he emphasized. “The great thing is that Howard is super engaged with this.” Greenstein concluded by saying “we feel pretty optimistic where we are going to end up on this.”
CEO Jim Meyer was then asked if SiriusXM was exploring additional video offers. In 2017, “our focus is to get Howard correct,” he said, but signaled the company could do more video beyond that. “I don’t think we are ever going to be in the standalone video business,” he said. “We are trying to look for areas where video and that video experience very much complements what our subscribers are getting from SiriusXM and in fact would make them more sticky and more appreciative of our service.
Joey said that he was 15 at the time and he was doing drugs back then. He had run away from home at that age so he was out on the street hustling and selling drugs. Howard said that he should write a book about all of this stuff because he’s a good writer. Joey went on to say that he was trying to score drugs at the time. He was behind some bus terminal and was doing any drug he could get his hands on. He also had a massive burglary ring going on out on Long Island back then.
Joey said that it was so long ago that he didn’t remember all of the details. It was way back in 1982. He said he was talking to some guy at the Port Authority and the guy said he had some weed and coke if he wanted it. The guy was about 30 years old and looked kind of like Jon Hein but smaller. Howard said that’s not hot. Artie said that’s kind of funny because this is when Joey’s life ”Jumped the Shark.”
Joey said he got back to the guy’s apartment and the guy must have given him some kind of ruffies or something because his head was spinning after just a short time. He didn’t feel right and the guy had some power. The guy reached out with three fingers and grabbed him by the neck. He squeezed it and pulled out a knife. The guy said he knew he was going to rip him off and held the knife to him. He said he was then thrown down on his bed and his pants were pulled down. He thinks the guy made him pull them down. He thought it was the end of his life at that point.
Joey said he then got raped by the guy. Joey’s voice was quivering as he was telling the story and it sounded like he was about to cry. He said he doesn’t remember all of the details but he thought he was going to die. The guy kept calling him names and said that he would kill him like he had done to others. Joey said that the guy admitted that he had done this to other kids and he would do it again. Joey said that the guy raped him once and let him go because he liked him.
Joey said he thinks the guy let him go because he just let the guy do what he wanted. He said he’s never told anyone this story before in his life. Even his family doesn’t know what happened. He said he tried to forget about the whole experience.Joey said that he also had the burglary thing going on back then and got caught and served time for that. He said that was some dumb stuff he did when he was a kid and he would never do anything like that again. He said he’s never been with another man since that rape. He told Howard that he got arrested for the burglaries and kept doing them even after getting out of jail. He used to wait around the bus terminal and let guys try and pick him up. He would go along with them into the stair well or alley and then he’d put a knife to their throats to rob them. He said he was getting revenge on the guys who were trying to get something off the little kids. Howard said that Joey is kind of like Batman in that way.
Joey said that he did that to about 10 or 12 of those guys but that’s the kind of life he had back then. He didn’t give their money to charity, he gave it to drug dealers instead. Joey said that a couple of years after that he was in prison and he saw the guy who raped him. He was actually working there at the prison, not as a guard, but in another fashion. He said that the guy was a drug and alcohol counselor. He said that the guy would tell stories about doing young girls but he was full of crap according to Joey. Howard thinks that Joey should turn the guy in.
Howard took a call from a guy who said that he had a similar thing happen to him as a kid. He just got out of rehab as well. Howard said that it’s good that Joey is going into rehab. Joey said that it really doesn’t bother him like it did back then. Robin thinks that it comes out in other ways even if he thinks it doesn’t bother him.
Captain Janks called in and said that he would like to take Joey out to dinner when he gets out of rehab so they can go get smashed. He was kidding and told Joey that he would like him to give him a call if he ever needs anything.
Joey said that when he was robbing people they were calling him the ”Stuff your Pockets burglar” because he would break into homes and just fill his pockets with whatever he could take. Howard told him he’s a brave man for telling that story. He also told him not to listen to all of those people who might say stuff to him after hearing it. Joey said that he’s going to be in rehab for 30 days and he won’t be able to listen to the show for 30 days. He’s not sure if he’ll have any internet access. Artie is pretty sure they won’t allow any outside contact for a while.
Joey mentioned that he created the Booeybombs to get more notoriety on the show, as his appearances and mentions on the show were slowing down.