The Joke Man Is a Wet Blanket

January 3, 2011
Photo: The Howard Stern Show

Howard noted that he’d also sat down with Jackie ‘The Joke Man’ Martling at the party and was miffed when Jackie repeatedly thanked him for the courtesy: “He always has a chip on his shoulder.”

Howard said he and Jackie were friends and had worked together for years: “Why wouldn’t I be sitting with you? Why would you thank me for sitting with you?”

Howard said the experience reminded him of a line from Paul McCartney’s ‘Too Many People’: “I’m your lucky break, and you broke it in two…I had to get out of there.”