Brad Garrett Preps Howard Stern for His Last Appearance on 'Late Show'

Comedian says his jokes didn't go over well when he did David Letterman's show

Photo: The Howard Stern Show

You know Brad Garrett from his break-out role as Ray Romano's beleaguered brother on the smash hit CBS sitcom 'Everybody Loves Raymond'. He's also a wild and open guest on the Stern Show. Now he's written a funny memoir - and it's great.

Here are three classic Brad Garrett stories from this morning's show:

Before Brad was a fixture on a wildly popular sitcom, he got to open for the man himself – Frank Sinatra. Well, Brad Garrett didn't necessarily open for him, 'Greg Barrett' did.

And in anticipation of Howard's final appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman, Brad told him about his final Letterman appearance. He ended up annoying Dave so thoroughly by repeatedly asking him if he liked birds in a wacky voice that he has not been asked back since (even though Dave produced 'Everybody Loves Raymond').

It wasn't his first time annoying a Late Night host. One of his earliest breaks came when Bill Cosby invited him on the Tonight Show as a guest when Cosby was filling in for Johnny Carson. Bill specifically requested that Brad not do his hilarious Bill Cosby impression. Well, Brad did it. It's best to hear it in Brad's own words:

Check out Brad's brand new book 'When the Balls Drop', which is a reference to the fact that Brad's balls hit the toilet water when he uses the commode.