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.
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.
Artie Lange talks about the new improved Howard Stern. Artie needs to just get over the whole Howard Stern thing. It was a job , Sirius and The Howard Stern Show are a business and he screwed up. The people you work for are NOT your friends and Artie worked for Howard and Sirius and they don’t owe him anything. With the change Howard has no anger left in his life, he’s no longer the angry Howard we all knew. it’s just a shock to everybody’s system the change in The Howard Stern Show and Howard himself. Artie needs to just get over The Howard Stern stuff and i’m talking as a Artie Lange Fan . Its just a job, you did it and you screwed up and that’s it….Move on ! Here is Artie talking about Howard and The Howard Stern Show :
Rick’s Cabaret New York 11th Anniversary Oct. 18-22
Rick’s Cabaret New York, the upscale gentlemen’s club in midtown Manhattan at 50 West 33rd Street, will celebrate its 11th Anniversary with four days and nights of non-stop parties Tuesday, October 18, 2016 through Saturday, October 22, 2016.
The three story club, noted for its luxurious design, VIP amenities, gourmet steakhouse, and roof top cigar lounge and garden, will feature over 100 beautiful entertainers nightly.
Howard Stern Show character “Ronnie the Limo Driver” will be “Special Guest Host” Thursday night, welcoming all to the festivities. The parties will run from 11 AM until 4 AM daily.
Acclaimed Executive Chef Franklin Edwards is preparing some specialty food items to commemorate the occasion.
Located just one block from Madison Square Garden and across the street from the Empire State Building, Rick’s Cabaret New York was named “the #1 strip club in New York” by Playboy.com. It is popular with businessmen, professionals, pro athletes, and celebrities, and has become a favorite tourist attraction. Please visit http://www.ricksnewyorkcity.com
What a fun night in NYC on August 7th at The Broadway Comedy Club with the Superfanworld Comedy Night !!!!
Awesome comedians that killed that night were Matthew Mendillo, James L . Mattern , Mike Morse , Mark Lawrence and the headliner Mario Saenz. Everybody laughed their heads off with all the comedians just kicking ass .
Howard Stern wackpack in attendance were Fred The Elephant Boy, Medicated Pete and the one and only Sour Shoes….. Sour performed during the night and you can see the FB Live video Here : SourShoesLive
Its been a long while since we did a Stern Fan get together and it felt nice to see old and new faces in the crowd all having fun and enjoying the night. There will be more events and fun!!!!