Howard’s Book Tour Takes Him to ‘The Tonight Show’ and ‘The View’

The King of All Media also plans to sit down with Stephen Colbert and teases a rare sight fans could see

May 20, 2019
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Just because “Howard Stern Comes Again” was released last week doesn’t mean the King of All Media can relax just yet. On Monday, Howard recounted his experiences promoting the book on television — with visits to “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” and “The View” — as well as in interviews with Terry Gross on NPR’s “Fresh Air” and Conan O’Brien on his podcast “Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend.”

Luckily, Howard hasn’t had to go it alone as Gary Dell’Abate showed up to support him for both TV appearances.

“It was nice to have him there. He’s not annoying. He stays out of my dressing room for the most part,” Howard praised his executive producer.

As a reward for Gary’s good behavior, Howard even shared some of the snacks left for him in the green room.

“I see this big thing of chocolate they gave me,” he told Robin. “I handed it over to Gary.”

As Gary remembered it, he was standing in the hallway outside with a group of people when his boss popped his head out of the green room with a smile. “He starts waving it and he goes, ‘Gary, this is for you!’” the self-admitted chocoholic recalled with a laugh.

And Gary wasn’t the only one present at Howard’s appearances either.

“I saw Mariann from Brooklyn everywhere,” Robin remarked.

While Mariann had already procured tickets to see Howard on “The View,” she wasn’t able to secure a spot in Fallon’s late-night studio until Howard himself stepped in to help her out … and ultimately even bring her onstage. Hear her reaction to the honor (below):

After sitting down with Fallon, it was time to do “The View” where Howard had more than just Mariann’s voice in his ear.

Between getting bleeped for making a few jokes utilizing his book’s title and having the show’s co-hosts each try to get ahold of him during the commercial breaks, Howard admitted he missed much of what repeat Stern Show guest Whoopi Goldberg was trying to tell him at one point, so he called her over the weekend to talk again.

Whoopi explained after reading about Howard’s regrets over an early interview with comedy great Robin Williams, she wanted him to know Robin didn’t hold a grudge. “She was saying Robin Williams at the end really actually got it and he wasn’t angry at all with me,” Howard recalled her saying.

Whoopi Goldberg on the Stern Show in 2013 Whoopi Goldberg on the Stern Show in 2013 Photo: The Howard Stern Show

Rounding out the week was a sit-down with the man whose 2015 Stern Show interview Howard named his best-ever — only this time the tables were turned with Conan O’Brien asking the questions.

“Conan was really good. He’s a good interviewer. We had a good time,” Howard commended.

Come Tuesday, Howard will be heading to “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” where fans may even get to see a side he rarely shows: his artwork.

Stephen Colbert on the Stern Show in 2018 Stephen Colbert on the Stern Show in 2018 Photo: The Howard Stern Show

In the pre-interview for the late-night show, a producer asked if he would be willing to share a few of his paintings with Stephen and after some contemplation, Howard agreed.

“I thought about it for a day and I gave them, like, 10 drawings and paintings. But, I think it was the right thing to do,” he told listeners.

“I slipped in a Picasso. I want to see if they can figure out which one it is,” he added jokingly.

Tune in to see Howard’s “Late Show” appearance and order your copy of his new book here.