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Watch Seinfeld and Howard Stern Argue for 15 Minutes on 'Comedians in Cars'

Jerry Seinfeld debuted the latest episode of his web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee today with Howard Stern as his guest, and the two spend most of the episode needling each other and busting each other's balls.

11 Shows That Went Head-to-Head With 'SNL' and Lost

Saturday Night Live is an institution that has been considered overrated and underrated since its debut in 1975, always provoking debate, always somewhere on the minds of everyone in the comedy world, and subsequently and most importantly of all, always watched and analyzed every single week. And it seems that from the very beginning, everybody that wasn't NBC knew that they were screwed, and have continually opted to not counter with their own original programming. Fox seems to be the one network that refuses to admit defeat, throwing up their own comedy shows on Saturday nights since 1989, and returning to the weekend late night original programming game with [...]

Talking to Eli Braden About Howard Stern, Parody Music, and Twitter

Comedian Eli Braden has an impressive 58,000 Twitter followers, but that’s nothing compared to the 6 million SiriusXM subscribers who routinely hear his parody songs.

Fans of the Howard Stern Show know Braden (@elibraden) as the comedian/musician who regularly provides the show’s raunchy parody songs introducing Robin Quivers, Stern’s well-endowed news anchor. (Sample “Robin’s Double G’s” sung to the tune of “Up on Cripple Creek.”)

Though Braden’s songs are admittedly lowbrow, the jokes in his popular Twitter feed are often extremely clever and have drawn such fans as “Weird Al” Yankovic and Molly McNearney, Jimmy Kimmel Live’s head writer who gave Braden a tryout writing on the [...]

Joel McHale Says Chevy Chase Wanted to Physically Fight Him and Claimed Richard Pryor Gave Him Permission to Use the N-Word

Here's Joel McHale talking to Howard Stern about how difficult it is to work with Chevy Chase, making this the millionth piece of evidence that it's difficult to work with Chevy Chase.

Greg Fitzsimmons on Standup, Howard Stern, ADD and Hosting a Game Show

Greg Fitzsimmons is the scrappy, Irish brawler of stand-up comedy. No, really. He admittedly has some anger issues and has been known to challenge other comedians to step outside. He once went at it on stage with a heckler and hit the guy with a microphone.

Fitzsimmons, 45, is now married with two children and not as pugnacious, but he’s still feisty. His humor stems from his willingness to talk candidly about his anger and other personal issues, which he does frequently on his podcast, and his satellite radio show that he does for Howard Stern’s Howard 101 Channel on Sirius XM. Stern was an early fan [...]

Tina Fey, Howard Stern, Louis C.K., and More Are Doing 'Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee' Season 3

Here's a trailer for the new season of Jerry Seinfeld's web series, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, that reveals all of the guests doing the show this year: Todd Barry, Louis C.K., Tina Fey, Jay Leno, Patton Oswalt, and Howard Stern. Season 3 starts up January 2nd, with new episodes dropping once a week.

Howard Stern Interviewed Jerry Seinfeld for an Hour and a Half This Morning

Jerry Seinfeld went on Howard Stern's show this morning for a lengthy, wide-ranging interview about all manner of things. From Seinfeld to standup to comedy schools to fame to everything in between, it's well worth diving deep into when you've got a chunk of time to spare.

Howard Stern Calls Reports of Him Replacing Fallon on 'Late Night' an "Insult"

The NY Post reported last week that NBC was grooming Howard Stern to replace Jimmy Fallon on Late Night should Fallon replace Leno on The Tonight Show, but Stern debunked the Post's story this week on his satellite radio show. "First of all, what an insult," Stern began. "Like, all the years of my career. I'm like the biggest guy in radio. I've done film. I've done television … They act like I'm some kind of fucking beginner or something … Maybe if I'm really nice to NBC, they'll let me take over Carson Daly's show at like 2 o'clock in the morning." Stern continued, "I [...]

The Lost Roles of Norm Macdonald

While not the most versatile SNL cast member ever, Norm Macdonald is certainly one of the most beloved in the show’s storied history, having achieved cult hero status with comedy fans for his blunt, aloof style and his razor-sharp wit. Since he was ousted from the Weekend Update desk and subsequently left Saturday Night Live, Macdonald has struggled to find the proper vehicle for his comedy in the world of TV and films. His sitcoms (The Norm Show, A Minute with Stan Hooper) and Sports Show didn’t last long, while his movies (Dirty Work, Screwed) both flopped. Still, Norm Macdonald’s one of the funniest guys around, whether it be [...]

Artie Lange Returns To Radio, Talks Stern

Last night Artie Lange guested on Fox Sports Radio, where Nick DiPaolo is filling in for host Toni Bruno. The show marks the first time Lange has been on the radio since his suicide attempt in January 2010, and he sounds so reassuringly good. When a caller asks whether Lange plans to return to his long-standing spot on Howard Stern, Artie remarked, "That would be the greatest thing ever, but listen, I was on the greatest show of all time for about nine years and I put them in a very awkward situation to say the least, so what am I going to do? But I love [...]

The Late Night War Nobody Asked For: Howard Stern Destroys Magic Johnson's Late Night Show from Within

Things weren’t looking too good for Magic Johnson in the summer of 1998. The Magic Hour, Johnson’s late night talk show and 20th Century Fox’s answer to the Late Show with David Letterman and, of course, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, was tanking. Four weeks after its premiere, the show, weighed down by strong competition and Magic’s inexperience, couldn’t withstand the critical beating and steadily declining ratings that terrified affiliates. The Magic Hour had to shake things up and it had to do it fast.

The cards were stacked against Magic from the beginning. The former basketball superstar was admittedly robotic on camera and had neither the standup [...]

Howard Stern Gives Jimmy Fallon 'Tonight Show' Advice

"I subscribe to the 'anyone but Jay' philosophy. No offense to you. You know I love you, but if they had replaced Jay with Ahmadinejad over in Iran, I am telling you I wouldn't have cared. Charlie Manson could have taken over The Tonight Show as long as it's not Jay Leno."

-Howard Stern to Jimmy Fallon

'NY Post' Reports NBC Is Grooming Howard Stern to Replace Fallon Once Fallon Replaces Leno

Multiple news outlets have reported over the last few months that NBC is exploring the option of replacing Jay Leno with Jimmy Fallon as host of The Tonight Show when Leno's contract runs up in 2014, fueling a lot of speculation as to who will get Fallon's job. According to a piece today in The NY Post, Howard Stern is being "groomed" by NBC to take over Late Night if Fallon gets the Tonight Show job. The Post cites sources close to Stern as saying he's the top contender for the job, but NBC has yet to make an official comment on the Stern/Late Night [...]

The Lost Roles of Howard Stern

You saw him this past weekend in a Super Bowl commercial, mocking the heroes of the civil rights movement by turning a firehose on a guy singing a bad version of a bad Maroon 5 song. Howard Stern is a beloved broadcaster, the self-proclaimed King of All Media, and yes, America's Got Talent's newest judge. We've all seen the directions his unpredictable and highly-successful career has gone, so let's turn our attention to the paths Stern almost took in the entertainment industry by examining all of the TV and movie projects he's turned down, wanted to be a part of but couldn't, and the stuff that never saw the light [...]