Richard (Lewis) Returns

February 14, 2008
Photo: The Howard Stern Show

Richard Lewis stopped by to catch up with the gang and started things off by yelling at Artie for talking bad about his act – but apologized when he found out it was really Fred that had been saying things about his act. Howard asked Richard if he had OCD, as he’d heard that Richard repeatedly adjusted his sunglasses in the green room just before coming in. Richard admitted he was the worrying type; he also recently mistook a hernia for testicular cancer, telling an audience that he was about to die.

Richard’s Long Distance Finish

Howard wondered if Richard was still obsessed with phone sex, so Richard pontificated on the uncomplicated joys of phone sex; “After you [finish], you can just go have a risotto or whatever.” Artie told Richard that he was the reason he became a stand-up comedian, but Richard said Artie was making him uncomfortable, as he “doesn’t trust comedians – they steal.” Howard laughed that Richard’s weird behavior was par for the course; he even ends phone calls by just hanging up – no goodbye.