Richard Belzer Has Theories

October 13, 2009
Photo: The Howard Stern Show

Richard Belzer stopped by to promote his new book, “I Am Not A Psychic,” and told Robin he liked her hair “like that.” Robin asked what he meant, so Richard deadpanned: “Like a back-up singer for King Sunny Ade.”

Richard then noted his disappointment in NBC’s decision to air “The Jay Leno Show” at 10pm, as it puts “thousands” of people out of work: “It’s not Jay’s fault. Jay’s there because they were afraid of losing Conan.”

Richard told the crew about meeting Roman Polanski last year in Paris at a Lou Reed concert: “I was gracious. I didn’t get buddy-buddy with him.” Richard said he sympathized with Polanski’s victim, as he’d also been sexually abused as a child – but by his rabbi: “Nobody believed me.” Under questioning, Richard also confessed to another sexual assault on public transit and described how his rabbi would put his hand down his pants while grading papers.