Scott Wants More Leg Room

March 21, 2012
Photo: The Howard Stern Show

Late in the show, Scott Salem explained why he was squeezing Shuli and Block Party promoters for extra travel expenses: “I need an aisle seat or something with a little more leg room. That’s all I said.” When they balked, Scott walked, saying he had to attend a cousin’s wedding. Howard couldn’t believe Scott would walk away: “I’m not saying, you’re a millionaire from it but that’s some good extra bread.” Asked to name his cousin, Scott stumbled: “I have it written down at home. I have–I have a lot of cousins. It’s on my father’s side of the family, which is very numerous, ok?” Howard thought Scott was clearly bullshitting–and doubted his ability to entertain–so Shuli came in to explain why Scott was such a valuable stage presence: “I find myself staring at him, thinking, ‘When is he going to do something?'”