The show jumped the shark when Howard got his subscriber numbers bonus. It's been downhill ever since. They are coasting.... He barely works and puts no effort into the show.
This, then never got what he perceives as his bonus.
At some level I understand his argument. He's pissed about it as well as he should be. But why take it out on the quality of his show? That I don't get.
Basically, he's taken a "work to contract" approach. But that doesn't translate well in show biz where his reviewers are essentially the audience.
55% of the show is filled with interviews with people that can be somewhat interesting, but usually aren't. 15% filled with bumpers after commercials. 15% commercials. 15% Show bits or crew interaction.
What happened to the bits they used to do or general bullshit between Howard and the crew? That used to be much more of the show. That's the part that hooked me in...Now I mostly listen in the the morning on my way to work, because, well....it's still better than local radio.
Last edited by Former Glory; 01-16-2013 at 08:05 PM.
I say, did anyone listen to Howard Stern this morning? He had some strippers in the studio, they sounded hot, then he made a joke about a negro, but Robin laughed so it was ok. - Stewie Griffin
Jackie isn't a great comedian, but he was great a the Stern show.
I partly agree.Jackie sucked as a standup.His writing was ok but it was Howard's delivery of his hacky lines.I must admit that Jackie was fine on the show and I missed him at first.Artie changed that.Artie confirmed how bad Jackie was.
Howard Stern: We were just taking pictures. I'm practicing, I'm learning how to work my camera. So I took some and she said "Submit them to Hampton's Magazine, so it's very nice. But the problem is, if I known it was a cover...