Cocktober has officially arrived and not without fanfare, either. Following in the long-held tradition of symbolic kickoffs, Howard revealed that “for Cocktober we’re going to start with hitting the gong with a schlong.”
Porn star JJ Knight—and his 9.5-inch manhood—visited the studio live Monday morning to do the honors. And the veteran of 40 pornographic films did not disappoint as he delivered a triumphant thump of the gong.
The day’s Cocktober festivities did not end there as the cast of Off-Broadway’s “Naked Boys Singing” was also on hand to perform a celebratory tune alongside Howard and Lee Kingsnatch, who stopped in for a surprise visit all the way from Nagasaki, Japan.
The talented “Naked Boys Singing” cast members were making their second appearance on the Stern Show after singing a tune at George Takei’s Big Gay 80th Birthday Bash in April—and their performance was no less eye-popping this time around.
Cocktober couldn’t officially begin without a few words from official Top Gay and friend of the show Andy Cohen, who called in to celebrate as well.
“Howard, as Top Gay, I feel that I need to wish you a happy Cocktober,” he said. “I’m very excited that you’re celebrating one of our greatest body parts and I look forward to what the month brings to all of us.”
If you’re like Andy and can’t wait to see what Howard has in store for the rest of Cocktober, fear not because the fun continues on Tuesday.