- The Wack Pack
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The Wack Pack is the name given to a wide assortment of regular guests of "
The Howard Stern Show". As a parodyof the Rat Packor Brat Pack, they were often as memorable as Stern's regular airtime celebrityguests. Wack Packers tend to be unusual in some way, such as blatantly racist, mentally disabled, sexually deviant or having a comical voice or appearance. Not every regular guest is considered a member of The Wack Pack, nor are staff members like Robin Quivers, Fred Norris, Gary Dell'Abate, Artie Lange, Benjy Bronk, or the now-departed Stuttering Johnand Jackie Martling.
Some Wack Packers appear to serve as cautionary figures; for example, Crackhead Bob, who suffered a debilitating stroke from smoking
crack cocaine, or Joe Cancer, who smoked tobacco. Jeff the Drunk and the deceased Hank the Angry Drunken Dwarfsuggest moderation. Wack Packers are often pariahs or outcasts from mainstream society, with difficulty finding jobs or mates. Stern alternatingly revels in, sympathizes with and ridicules the loneliness and desperation of their lives.
Through their appearances on Stern's
radioprogram and the now defunct E!television show, some Wack Packers have gained notoriety for personal appearances around the country and occasionally, have gotten small roles in movies and television. Castmember Artie Lange has referred to them as "G-List Celebrities," based on their modest level of social and media popularity.
October 20, 2005, Stern announced plans for the Wack Pack to elect their own " Pope" from their ranks. In addition to the honor of leading the Wack Pack, the winner would receive a USD|10,000 prize. This bit appears to have been abandoned as it has not been mentioned on-air since Stern's Sirius Radiodebut. Though it seems Stern exploits them wantonly, Wack Packers are well-respected (yet mocked like most Stern regulars) and are fiercely protected by show staff and fans alike. During the December 16, 2005terrestrial finale webcaston Yahoo!, one of the hosts remarked that Yahoo! had received instructions for Wack Pack to be treated "better than celebrities."
June 19, 2005, Howard Stern announced a contest for the next Wack Packer, with the winner receiving $10000. The winner was Bigfoot.
Angry Black is a black man who attended the
Connecticut School of Broadcastingand works for a telephone company. Angry Black is an avid New York Giantsfan, and once fought Crazy Cabbiein a five-round boxingmatch which ended in a draw. He recently scammed his way into the audience during the roast of Daniel Carver, earning the ire of Stern and crew. Angry is an avid boxing and New York Yankeesfan. When asked why he's so angry, he stated: "I would rather be feared than loved because fear lasts longer."
Ass Napkin Ed
Ass Napkin Ed, A caller from Buffalo who asked Howard for help with his hygiene problems. After a few minutes of conversation we learned that Ed lodged a napkin between his cheeks to keep from staining his underwear. His insanity made everyone on the show laugh and he was called to make an appearance shortly after his call. [ [http://www.marksfriggin.com/news07/10-29.htm#ed MarksFriggin.com - Stern Show News - Archive ] ] Recently he asked Stern if he could be invited to his wedding but was subsequently denied by Stern.
Beetlejuice (Lester Green)
Beetlejuice is a mentally challenged
microcephalicdwarf. He is known to make outrageous claims (i.e., that he is height|ft=6|in=7 in height) which are rarely consistent. In a 2006 show, Green admitted to taking Paxiland smoking pot to alleviate depression. Beetlejuice is considered to be the best wack packer.
Often labeled a black
nerd, Big Black was a regular on "The Howard Stern Show" until being evicted from his apartment. Black worked as representative for NYNEX. He used his position at NYNEX to learn of WXRKradio's "inside" lines, which he called constantly, until discovered by Howard.
June 28, 2006, Howard officially dubbed Big Black a Wack Packer, although Black's appearances are rare.
Bigfoot (Mark Shaw)
Newport, Vermont, Bigfoot (Mark Shaw) is the winner of the "Pick the Newest Wack Packer" contest held August 3, 2006 (the first Wack Packer to receive entry to the group by contest). Stern once suggested that Bigfoot's nickname be changed to " Sasquatch" (or other name) to avoid confusion with the deceased Matthew McGrory, an earlier Wack Packer who had the "Bigfoot" moniker.
The deep-voiced Bigfoot is height|ft=6|in=4 tall and has size 14EEE feet. He claims to be a
schizophrenicsuffering from sleep apneaand multiple personality disorder, and he claims to have abused lighter fluid and battery acid (after confusing it with LSD). He has a lengthy criminal record, including an 18-month jail term for breaking and entering. In an April 11, 2008 interview with Howard 100 News, his mother said "he is retarded, though he doesn't like to admit it." He tends to finish many of his sentences with, "it is" (for example, "My nickname is Bigfoot, it is."), and never with any apparent reason or regard to proper conjugation.
It was alleged on February 5, 2007 that his girlfriend Lori, with whom he had been living since recently winning $8,333.33 in Stern's annual football pool, had kicked him out of her house, claiming not only that he falsely accused her and her daughter of having an incestuous relationship, but that he threatened to overdose in her home. Bigfoot claims to have ingested “14 trays, it is” of pills due to distress over the breakup, adding that he would find happiness even if it meant "he had to move to f’ Africa...it is.” After a telephone spat with Lori on the February 6, 2007, show, Bigfoot admitted that life was much simpler when he blew guys instead of dating girls.
On March 11, 2007 at the "Killers of Comedy" show at Higher Ground in
Burlington, Vermont, Bigfoot was a special guest. During the show, Shuliand Bob Levy were searching for a girl to have him eat blue cheese dressing off of her stomach. Instead, Bob suggested a hefty fan from the audience named Tom to come on stage. Bigfoot was reluctant at first, but then Shuli offered him $100 to do it, and he accepted. Currently, a video of the event can be seen on Shuli's Myspacewebpage.
According to a July 20, 2007 Howard 100 News report, Bigfoot attempted suicide and was in intensive care. On September 17, 2007 Bigfoot won a contest to star in a porno film opposite
A 68-year-old woman from
Burbank, California, Blue Iris performs in "granny porn", and guest-hosted the Howard 100program " Tissue Time with Heidi Cortez". She rode the Sybianon April 6, 2006, and sidelines as a stand-up comic who performs weekly with her comedy troupe 'The Ding Dong Show'. She reportedly had shock therapyin her 20s which she blames for her many ailments.Iris's popular catch phrases (used during Stern Show prank phone calls) include "I love a black cock", "Can I put my finger in your ass?", "This is better than rejuvenation", "I'm getting myself hot!", "I'm wearing a negligee", "I'm massasging my breasts", "Black girls, Black girls" and "Hurry up sonny, I've got a hot shit in the chamber!"
Her first Stern Show appearance occurred on
February 4, 2004, but was not until Stern's show went to Sirius Satellite Radio in 2006 when Iris finally gained Wack Packer status. On October 18, 2006, Artie Lange engaged in a ten second French kisson-camera with Blue Iris, to settle a bet made with pro wrestler Chris Kanyonwhen the New York Yankees failed to advance past the New York Metsin the 2006 Major League Baseball playoffs. On January 30, 2007 " Howard 100 News" (on Howard Stern Sirius channel 100) reported that Iris was hospitalized after suffering a stroke. On January 31, 2007 she called Stern's show to explain that she was experiencing weakness on her left side, as well as impaired verbal and math skills. She recently had a 7 pound tumor removed from one of her ovaries.
Captain Janks is known for
prank calling publicly aired radio and televisionprograms, especially in times of crisis.
Crackhead Bob is a recovering crack cocaine addict whose right side was paralyzed by crack cocaine-induced
strokes. He named himself "Bob" as he was unable to pronounce his real name "George" due to his paralysis. In the summer of 2001 Bob retired from "The Howard Stern Show" and went on to make anti-drug commercials. He revisited the show on October 18, 2005after a four year absence and attended Stern's last day on terrestrial radio on December 16, 2005.
Bob reemerged on Howard's Sirius show in 2006. The clarity of his speech and phrasing has improved noticeably since reducing his use of marijuana. He claims that the money he received from "The Howard Stern Show" appearances and promotions contributed to his
addiction. Along with Jon Heinand Will Murray, he provided the color commentary for the "Stupid Bowl" which first aired half time during Super Bowl XLIon Howard TV.
October 8, 2007Howard Stern Show, Bob stated he was moving to Texas for financial reasons, and will no longer be appearing in person on the show. He said he would still participate as a caller from time to time.
Crazy Alice (a.k.a Angry Alice)
Originally hailing from
Alabama, Crazy Alice claims to be half African-Americanand half Italian (with the surname Gotti), who freely admits to hating black people. Alice was discovered when she called the show from her Californiahome, after which she flew to New York to appear live in Stern's studio on December 9, 1999. She is best known for filibustering during arguments (as heard in the Touch-Tone Terrorists, particularly with "Junkyard Willie"), having wild mood swings, and engaging in long screaming rants when called "Crazy Alice". During her long-winded rants, it is common for Stern to turn down the send (audio) from his microphone to the phone patch, while the crew discusses her lunacy or wagers on the duration of a given rant. On May 4, 2006she expressed a preference for the moniker "Angry Alice", as she blames domestic abusefor her temper and erratic behavior. She often refers to Howard as "Gay Howard" in retaliation to being called crazy. The "Who dis?" soundbite, commonly used throughout the show, was spoken by Crazy Alice.
Since the move to Sirius Alice has had a tremendously disdainful relationship with Artie which came to a head on June 15th, 2006, when the two engaged in an on-air feud which lasted for approximately twenty-five minutes, and was spurned during a quasi-apology that she tried to deliver to show announcer,
About six minutes into her phone-call, Artie started a
Star Trek-themed Crazy-Alice-rant-impersonation, which quickly spiraled into a lengthy squabble dubbed by meticulous show archiver, Mark Mercer, "Crazy Alice vs. Crazy Artie". This argument lasted at least 15 minutes. [ [http://marksfriggin.com/news06/6-12.htm#thu MarksFriggin.com - Stern Show News - Archive ] ] The two have since buried the hatchet and when Alice came to visit the studio in late 2007, the two patched things up in-person, after which Artie took her for a shopping trip to the official Yankees Store.
On April 10, 2008, Artie abruptly departed the show after an angry physical altercation with his assistant, Teddy, saying "Howard, I resign!" which Stern then accepted. During the following week, which was a vacation for the staff featuring specials opposed to new programming, Alice left an emotional voicemail for
Howard 100 Newsreporter, Shuli, throughout which she (somewhat uncharacteristically) was crying, saying to make sure "that Artie knows Alice loves him." Artie returned with the rest of the cast once the vacation ended and regular programming resumed where the voicemail was played again on the air.
Her latest feud is with Howard News reporter, Steve Langford.
Daniel Carver is a Klan leader and Wack Pack member since the 1980s. He has often been the target of Stern crew prank calls, and was roasted in one of the Stern's Sirius shows by comics from the gay, lesbian, black, Hispanic and Jewish communities. The roast was regarded as a dud as Carver simply used offensive epithets before dismissing each comedian with a wave of his hand.
Dan the Farter
Dan the Farter is a flatulist capable of
passing gason command. First appearance: 9/29/1998.
Debbie the Queef(er)
Debbie the Queef(er) is capable of passing vaginal air on command. She was on the air the very first day Howard 100 broadcast.
Double A's name is derived from one of his favorite wrestlers
Arn Andersonwho used to be called "Double A", the two A's stand for Awesome Angelo. He is best known for his obsession with all things Stern, his intense "crush" on Stern's fianceé Beth Ostrosky, and his love of professional wrestling(often wearing replica wrestling belts).
Double A sports multiple Stern-related
tattoos including one of Stern's face and another of the Howard 100 "fist" logo. His phone calls to the show invariably begin with the phrase "Hey Howard, how's it goin', what's goin' on?" in a strong, nasal New Jerseyaccent. He claims that his family won a large sum of money in a lottery, enabling him to invest in real estateand retire early. In 2006, he "revealed" that, at the young age of 12, he had sexual intercourse with a friend's mother.
Double A's behavior was a subject of controversy at The Howard Stern Film Festival. He allegedly tried to extort extra tickets from
Howard Stern On Demandproducer Doug Goodstein beforehand. Later, he was apparently caught on video sneaking a girl into the "after party" and then leaving the affair with a few gift bags, which Double A categorically denies. Irish John, Angry Black, and Bobo support Double A's version of the events, while Zolar and Joey Bootsinsist that he is lying.
Double A most recently used irrelevant association with the Howard Stern Show to get dinner reservations at New York City's
Noburestaurant. When calling he was told there were no tables available for his party. He then said "This is Double A from The Howard Stern Show" (a title he gave himself), the hostess pushed him ahead on the list. Nobu's manager Richie Notar was annoyed by this and informed Howard 100 News.
On September 20th 2007, Double A bad-mouthed
Playboy's Haydn Porterduring a call-in segment when Haydn accused Double A of stalking her and inviting her over to "watch Goodfellas and cuddle."
On November 15, 2007, Double A was on Stern and he claimed to have a tape of he and Haydn Porter having phone sex. In an ironic turn of events, Double A claimed he had too much class to play it on the air. In a quick interview after the show, he raised concern of Porter possibly being underage and wanting to burn the tape.
Elephant Boy (real name Fred Schreiber) is best known for his severe speech impediment and his on-air tales of sexual experimentation. He works as an accountant in New York City, but originally hails from
Cleveland. Elephant Boy was referred to the Stern show in 1988 by a coworker and Stern fan who thought Fred's speech impediment would be show-worthy.
Elephant Boy once called a dateline to solicit couples for
swinging, with the stipulation that the male partner be bisexual or bi-curiousbut only succeeded in humiliating himself once a Stern fan alerted the show about the dateline voice message.
"Elegant" Elliot Offen is an eccentric personality known for his
gangsterpersona, history of criminal activity, use of loud and profane filibustering (dubbed by Offen as his "crescendo"), and a penchant for mispronouncing large words, perhaps deliberately, or using them in nonsensical ways. He often shows a preference for technical scientific and medical terms, often using them in bizarre or incorrect ways. As part of his gangster persona, he frequently rewords his sentences into what he calls "gangster talk," ending sentences with the phrase "RIGHT???". In addition, he makes use of a "maniacal laugh," often breaking into laughter for no apparent reason.
Offen is easily agitated and frequently engages in heated arguments with show staffers and callers, some of which have resulted in Offen threatening severe acts of physical violence. Since the show's move to Sirius, Offen only appeared twice in studio before receiving a permanent ban from the McGraw-Hill Building. The ban was imposed after a visit in which Offen punched a hole in the wall of a studio hallway and while exiting the building made extensive use of profanity in the presence of Sirius executives. As result, subsequent interviews have taken place from the street outside the McGraw-Hill Building or via phone. During the
2006 NFL season, Offen, via phone, competed in a $25,000 "Stern Show" football pool, during which he spent substantial time promoting his film and (now defunct) website, much to the dismay of Stern and producer Gary Dell'Abate. The football pool concluded in a 3-way tie for first place, with Offen and fellow Wack Packers Crazy Alice and Bigfoot each collecting over $8,000 in winnings. Offen has not appeared live on the air since the conclusion of the football pool in late-2006.
Offen first appeared on the "Howard Stern Show" on July 25, 2000. During his earlier appearances, Offen regularly dressed as a flamboyant,
effeminate crossdresser, much in contrast to his current (more intimidating) gangster persona. Offen's earlier visits generally involved Offen ranting and yelling about his "pristine physical conditioning," consisting of promoting health advice and describing his exercise regimen (consisting of runningbetween 15 and 18 miles a day in women's lingerie). His unusual choice of attire (namely stockings, heels, and women's lingerie) led many to believe Offen to be a homosexual. To disclaim these allegations, Offen has frequently and unequivocally asserted that he is strictly heterosexual. Offen has gone so far as to hire an actresses to pretend to be his girlfriend to prove his heterosexuality. In 2005, Offen released a film titled Violet Dehumanizes Elegant Elliotin which Offen and his "assistant" Violet Malayeva engaged in numerous sexually provocative activities, with Offen being dominated by Malayeva throughout the film.
Offen has a history of past criminal activity in which he has amassed a total of thirteen
felonyconvictions. According to Offen, long before his first appearance on the Stern show he was involved in a string of fraudulent merchandise scamsin which he claims to have generated approximately $30 million. In 1988, Offen's operation was halted by his arrest in New York Cityfor fraud. In 2001, Offen's daughter (with her identity concealed) confronted Offen for the first time in years, alleging Offen had in the past kidnapped her and abused her mother. In November 2005, a judge ruled to evict Offen from his apartment after allegations that Offen had been delinquent on rent payments and had exhibited harassing behavior toward his landlord. In early 2006, Offen was involved in a fatal car accident in which a van driven by Offen struck an elderly woman, resulting in her death. In March 2006, Offen engaged in an on-air dispute with a contributor to Offen's film who claimed Offen owed him $50,000 for "services rendered". Offen has also been involved in a series of short-lived promotional websites, in which Offen alleges the webmasters"bolted" and "lost the money of his fans." Despite his criminal history, Offen claims to be a practicing Orthodox Jew.
In recent appearances, Offen has referred to past instances in which he has prevailed in violent confrontation against others. Offen claims to have confronted Joe Corsin, the
Maître d'bouncer of the Stage Delicatessen, for rushing his father and loyal customer, Sam Offen, from the restaurant. According to Offen's account, he "hit Corsin with four haymakers and left him for dead, left him bleeding with his teeth knocked out." Offen later paid for Corsin's $7,500 dental bill to avoid legal action. Offen also claims to have been approached by three individuals who attempted rob him. According to Offen, he prevailed, grabbing "the guy who was six-foot-six around his trachea, cutting off his air supply." It is not known or discussed by Offen what happened to the remaining two perpetrators and why they did not react to his act of self-defense.
Eric the Midget
Eric the Midget is a
little personborn with a medical condition that confines him to a wheelchair. He insists that he not be called a midget, preferring to be called Eric the Actor. He is known for his devotion to " American Idol" and professional wrestling as well as his distinct voice. Eric is considered extremely ungrateful by Stern fans and staff for only hesitantly expressing gratitude at any favors he receives from "Stern Show" staff despite the fact that he has had acting opportunities and met celebrities due to his connection with the "Stern Show". Eric's "Stern Show" claim to fame also results from accepting and declining invitations to become levitated with balloons.
On June 27, 2007, Eric vowed to never call into the show ever again after; according to Eric, Howard disrespected
Chris Benoitand World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). The alleged disrespect came from Howard's discussion of the fact that Benoit killed his family and himself. Because of Eric's obsession with the WWE, he took any negative comments about the Benoit murders personally.
Eric also has obsessed about "American Idol" contestants like
Diana DeGarmo, Kelly Clarksonand Katharine McPhee. Howard, along with his staff and fans believe Eric won't live up to this and will be calling in to future shows. He did, in fact, call in again on September 11, 2007, and again the next day for a full hour claiming that he "wasn't calling into the show." Eric has since been a regular caller to the show and still does not understand why Howard doesn't put him on the air immediately. Eric has complained about the recent reports of his death. On February 25, 2008, Eric claimed that he would stop calling into the "Stern Show". The very next day, he called back into the show and again claimed he was done with the show. That night, he held a press conference to explain his reasons for being done with the show.
Evil Dave Letterman
Known on the show as either Evil Dave Letterman or Evil Dave, he is a frequent guest on The Howard Stern Show who is able to very accurately imitate the voice of late night show host
David Letterman. Due to his strikingly accurate impersonation, Evil Dave is sometimes able to confuse people into thinking he is the real Letterman, and has duped several people over the phone (e.g. George Takei and Riley Martin). While portraying the real Letterman, Evil Dave typically makes politically incorrect comments that the real Letterman would not say, which are often along the lines of being anti-Semitic, racist, homophobic, paedophilia-inspired, sexually suggestive, homosexual, or autoerotic. While delivering lines, Evil Dave has a tendency to mispronounce words and names, ruining the punch line of many jokes.
Evil Dave is also known to improvise with his own material despite being warned repeatedly (and sometimes physically restrained) from doing so. While he is generally a "hit" early in the broadcast, he tends to "wear out his welcome" near the end, although this effect is typically well received by the cast members.
In addition to his Letterman impersonation, Evil Dave is also known for his tendency to be easily duped by Stern Show staff, often being persuaded into performing ridiculous tasks, such as bogus
public service announcements and unnecessary apologies for people suffering from illness.
Evil Dave is often the subject of intelligence-related tests that highlight his below average level of intelligence or inability to pronounce words and names. Evil Dave describes his own physical appearance as similar to fellow albino
Gary the Retard
Gary The Retard is a
mentally challengedfrequent guest of "The Howard Stern Show". His thick glasses, cheerful attitude and toothless grin make him a favorite among Stern show listeners. He is frequently antagonized by Artie Lange, who often merely has to say "Retard!" to elicit an angry tirade from Gary. On August 12, 1998he was scheduled to appear on the show but got lost at the airport. A listener who worked at the airport eventually found him and called the show. In 2003, Gary was a member of the show's weekly football pool along with Daniel Carver, Gary Dell'Abate's son Jackson, and a chicken named Sanders. Gary the Retard picked the Seattle Seahawksto win every week. They seem to be the only NFLteam he knows. He lives in Albany, Oregonand works at Burgerville, USA. Gary recently claimed to have a girlfriend who was just released from incarceration. It has been indicated that the woman has been taking advantage of his handicap to get money and access to the show. According to employees at the local Radio Shack, Gary is a CB radio and scanner enthusiast.Or|date=September 2007
Early in 2005, staff member Sal "the Stockbroker" Governale, pulled a prank phone call on Gary, using an assumed name and informing him that a flu was in his phone line, coming to "get him" and that he would have to repeat the phrase "Shoo, shoo, no retarded flu!" in order to keep it away. In doing this, the flu would be weakened. Gary was warned to be careful though and tried to disguise his voice. Since then, the "retarded flu" prank has been pulled on Gary numerous times, including at live appearances, and he always falls for it, chanting "Shoo, shoo, retarded flu!".
Gay Ramon(e) is a frequent caller and guest of "The Howard Stern Show". He often talks about his
homosexualexperiences and has participated on the show in various games in which straight men must do gay things in order to win prizes.In 2008 Gay won The Howard Stern Wack Pack Bowling Tournament wearing assless chaps
Hate Man is a caller who leaves strange racist messages, screaming "I love you monkey, monkey, monkey!" in reference to Robin Quivers. He was heard previously on
terrestrial radioand was heard on the Sirius show for the first time on June 7, 2006.
Hate Man has recently reappeared on Stern's Sirius show with his "monkey monkey monkey" tirades against Robin Quivers and perhaps moving towards an eventual in-studio appearance, although no one associated with the show had ever (knowingly) met him. Very little is known about him; in one voice mail he alluded to the possibility that he was or had been an NYPD officer.
Hate Man however, is usually considered a caller, and not a wack packer.
High Pitch Eric (Erik Bleaman)
High Pitch Eric, is known for his trademark
falsettospeaking voice and for his obesity, poor hygiene, willingness to submit to degrading acts just to please Howard Stern, and failure to return owed money and favors. He has used notoriety garnered from multiple appearances on "The Howard Stern Show" to shamelessly ask for free money, services, event tickets and favors. He first appeared on the Stern Show on 8/15/1997, where he was brought in off the street into the studio because of his unusually high voice and "superfan" demeanor. High Pitch was recently confronted on the air by several businessmen he had scammed by writing bad checks for various services, such as limousine rides, a fully catered holiday dinner for his family, and an industrial coffee machine installed in his apartment. High Pitch Eric also has an unnatural fear of fish, and flees in terror whenever the show staff bring fish near him. He also has tried unsuccessfully to imitate other people such as Gary Dell'Abate and even Kelly Clarkson. This lead to his much played sound drop, "Who's High Pitch?" in response to his intended phone prank victim recognizing his voice to be High Pitch Eric, and not Kelly Clarkson. He has, however, somewhat successfully fooled people into believing he was former show staffer KC Armstrong. As "KC" he created another much used sound drop of him saying, "Nice!" in the manner that KC would use it to emphasize something nasty or inappropriate. He called into the show the morning of September 11, 2001 to discuss the extremely trivial matter of which television stations were still on the air. He suffers from Gout, possibly due to his ever-increasing weight and bad dietary habits.
On September 7, 2007 it was mentioned by the Howard 100 News Team on Sirius Radio that Eric is also facing eviction for not paying his rent for over 8 months. He was evicted on August 2, 2007.
According to the Howard 100 News Team on Sirius Radio, Eric previously worked as a laborer for a construction company on
Long Island. He was hired in late August 2007 as a laborer, but fired after two weeks due to the length of time it took him to paint a door. Currently, Eric claims to be working for a law firm, working in the service of processfield.
In recent months charges were filed against Eric for making threatening phones calls to a friend named Laura, but the charges were later dropped.
Jeff the Drunk (Jeff Curro)
Jeff The Drunk, is an alcoholic with a paralyzed arm, who frequently gets into trouble because of his
alcoholand drug problems. His paralyzed arm is the result of an injury suffered in a drunk driving accident. In 2007, he underwent several surgeries to remove a large ulcerand graft skin on his buttocks. Jeff lives in a trailer in East Berne, New Yorkwith his brother (since the death of his mother). Though he claims to have changed his number since accidentally mentioning it on air, he can still be reached at 203-767-2012. He is known for drunken rants featuring the epithet "little bitch" and the catch-phrase "ni-i-ice."
Jeff Curro attended and graduated from
Berne-Knox-Westerlo Central School Districtin Berne, NY.
March 26, 2007, televangelist Bill Keller — who was making a guest appearance on The Howard Stern Show — counseled Jeff and offered to get him a job as a carpenter's assistant — Jeff's life-long dream. [ [http://signsofwitness.com/?p=461 Signs of the Witness - Definitely a Sign of SOMETHING When Howard Stern Has an Hour of Christian Prayer on His Show] ]
Jeff the Vomit Guy (Jeff Levy)
Jeff the Vomit Guy has appeared on the "The Howard Stern Show" to meet women interested in
emetophilia(vomit fetish). Due to the difficulty of finding willing participants for the fetish, Levy usually resorts to paying prostitutes to vomit on him. On the show, a number of guests and show members have vomited on him, a practice known as a " Roman Shower". Jeff has been vomited on by the following people on air: Glen Zolar's girlfriend Tara (12/11/2000), a transvestite named Danny (8/2/2001), porn star Kendra Jade(9/6/2001), a woman named Jessica (3/2/2004), a girl competing for breast implants named Leighann (5/18/2005), a woman named Jasmine competing for a trip to the AVN Awards and later Richard Christy (11/17/2005), and most recently porn star Paris Gables and later Richard Christy (5/24/2006). Levy insists that he is strictly heterosexual and is only aroused by women's vomit. Levy seems to feel this practice is normal, and that people who do not enjoy this fetish are abnormal. He is a former garbage man and postal worker who receives Supplemental Security Income(SSI). Levy has been a guest on the "Jerry Springer Show" and was featured in Hustlermagazine.
It was revealed on September 17, 2007 that he has a very odd looking penis during a contest in which the winner would be in an oral sex scene with Tabitha Stevens. Despite not being willing to vomit on Levy, Tabitha Stevens entertained his fantasy by spitting on him multiple times.
Joey Boots was a long-time regular caller, Joey also used to be regular on the Super Fan Round Table that airs at 7:00pm Eastern on Thursdays on
Howard 101on Sirius Satellite Radio, until he was asked to stop showing up. According to show producers Joey's presence on the round table has been causing issues and new views are needed. Joey once participated in a stunt where he had "Icy Hot" applied to his small testicles.
He has admitted to having problems with drugs and alcohol and once announced on the Stern Show that he was entering into rehab. He then relapsed, snorting coke on webcam and embarrassing himself, the owner of
Sinus Busterwho employed him, and Leslie Armstrong ("Meet the Shrink").
Prior to entering rehab, Joey revealed on 2/15/2006 that he once had been anally raped when he was 15 years old. This revelation was to be a part of the "Wack Pack Revelations," but Joey had to make his revelation early due to his entering rehab. Boots also once admitted on the show that he used to pretend to be a gay hustler, and then rob his "Johns" but claims that he never actually engaged in any sexual activities with the Johns, he only robbed them and gave oral with a condom. On Thursday, June 28, 2007, Joey came on the show to make another revelation. The staff speculated on what he was going to say. Howard and Fred thought Boots was going to admit that he was gay. Artie guessed that Joey had HIV. Robin guessed that Boots was going to have a sex change operation. Shuli guessed it was either something gay, or that he'd been "born again." Boots said that he hoped getting the revelation off his chest would help him with his recovery process. Boots revealed that he was gay, and said that he'd been going out to gay clubs "on the sly" to get oral sex. Boots said he wasn't bisexual but since he slept with fat, ugly, old women he must be about "80/20." He also has had sex with his own father.
On Thursday, September 6th, 2007 Joey attempted to prove to the skeptics that he was indeed gay by making out with a gay male porn star on the Howard Stern Show, the stunt was not well accepted.
John the Stutterer
John the Stutterer (not to be confused with Stuttering John Melendez) first appeared on the "Howard Stern Radio Show" as a "Dating Game" contestant with the Dahm Triplets on 18th August, 1999. He won the contest and, due to his severe nervous
stuttering, is considered an official Wack Packer. John is unemployed and relies on SSI. He lives in the Rittenhouse Squareregion of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
John has had several on-air fights with Yucko the Clown, who has repeatedly called John a "stuttering prick," while John often accuses Yucko of being a
child molester. Recently, John called Yucko a Robin Williamslook-a-like. Stern often asks John to act as a judge for various on-air contests. Like 'Wack Packer' Hank the Angry Drunken Dwarf, John is very good at classic rock trivia.
Sound effects man Fred Norris often tries to exacerbate John's stuttering by doing a stammering impression as John speaks. Some have accused John of faking his stutter, either for the publicity or
malingering. He can speak clearly on some occasions, especially when angry. Norris will frequently call attention to instances where John loses his stutter.
John claims to suffer from
psychologicalproblems including obsessive compulsive disorderand depression. Some Stern Show staff have suggested that the stuttering may be a side-effect of drug use. John has refused offers of free professional treatment, arguing that without the speech impediment, he would have no excuse for his failures in life. John has appeared in a few low-budget porno films, but on August 16, 2006, John declared himself "retired" from the industry after being embarrassed on-air by "G-Spot", a former porn co-star.
March 8, 2007 he defeated Howard TV director Scott Depacein a political debate dubbed the "Not So Great Debate" by 3-1 margin as voted by the listeners. Although he won, he was ridiculed by the staff for talking too long and not getting to the point quick enough.
July 30, 2007, John got his own show on Howard 101, discussing various political topics. Surprisingly Howard and the staff were impressed with the show, and Tim Saeban said it will go on for another episode.
May 14, 2008, John made a fully nude appearance in the Howard Stern studio and propositioned that he and porn star Tabitha Stevensengage in various sexual acts. He concluded his appearance by exposing his entire assholeto Stevens and the Howard TV cameras. During the anal exposure, a large white hemorrhoidwas revealed, to which John attributed to his excessive wiping technique after defecating.
Junior the Farter
Junior the Farter is a young man who can fart on command. He holds the record for most farts in a five-minute period (505 during a pre-show warm-up, and 464 during the actual show). Howard Stern has compared Junior the Farter to
Muhammad Ali. First appearance: 3/13/2002.
King of All Blacks
King of All Blacks is an
Englewood, New Jerseygarbage man, and a frequent Stern caller. He claims to be the only black home-owner in a predominantly Jewishneighborhood. He currently is involved in a lawsuit against his employer, the local sanitation department, claiming he was sexually harassed by his female supervisor, leading to his demotion from the position of street sweeper. His many years of work in the sanitation industry has given him the uncanny ability to identify peoples' race or ethnicity based upon the trash they discard, a skill at which he proved adept when Howard put him to an on-air test. He is known for his knowledge of fancy lifestyles and criticizes other blacks for having poor style and taste. He was born into a wealthy family, and admits that he looks down on people with less money. He is known for mentioning brand names of expensive items he owns, especially Moen faucets, wearing a fur coat, and having cosmetic surgeryto improve his appearance. Recently, he had his own show on Sirius Howard 100 (Sirius Satellite Radio) but was quickly canceled. First appearance: 12/2/1993.
Mark the Bagger (Mark Rothenberger)
Mark the Bagger is grocery
baggerfrom Collegeville, Pennsylvania, who works at the local ACME supermarketand is a newer member of the Wack Pack. Mark is best known for his high-pitched voice. (In a prank call often played in early 2006, Mark tells High Pitch Eric that "he" is the new High Pitch Eric, which set off an ongoing feud between them). He probably has below-average intelligence but denies being mentally retarded. He claims to be bisexual, having engaged in sexual relations with a single man and a single woman in his lifetime. He was introduced to the show by The Bloodhound Gang on January 26, 2006 when they pitched Howard for their own radio show, with Mark as the announcer. During the pitch, Mark showed his penis to Howard (upon request), who commented on its very large size. Almost two years elapsed before Mark reappeared, explaining that his mother did not allow him to go places without the Bloodhound Gang. Mark returned to the show on March 17, 2008 after an almost two year absence. He explained that the reason for his absence was that he mother was upset with his homosexual confessions from his previous appearances. He has a role in Bam Margera's upcoming film, "". Mark the Bagger used to be called Wawa Mark by Ursinus College students, he is also known at Mark from the Park (because he was often seen in Collegeville Park sitting on the swings singing while listeining to his tape player).
Mariann from Brooklyn
Mariann from Brooklyn is a frequent caller obsessed with Howard Stern. Due to her gravelly and grating voice, Fred plays sounds of
crowscawing when she calls. (She likes to sing the line, "All I need is Howard in my life" to the tune of Enrique Iglesias' "The Rhythm Divine"). Mariann is a 50 year-old homemaker. The first time the Stern crew met her in person, they were shocked to discover that she is relatively attractive. She recently rode the Sybian fully clothed and did not like it.
Mariann called the show on September 12, 2001 to report her sister-in-law missing from the
September 11, 2001 attacks, who worked at Cantor Fitzgerald. It was later revealed she had perished that day.
On May 17, 2006, she called the show and tried to talk to Artie Lange about the dysfunctional situation with his girlfriend Dana. Lange became defensive, calling Mariann an "unfunny
cunt", to which everyone responded in mild disgust, as Mariann seems to have good intentions. She "diagnosed" Lange with "Sad Clown Syndrome". She did not ask for an apology, but instead participated in Lange's roast on the evening of June 8, 2006. The two have since patched things up.
Melrose Larry Green
Melrose Larry Green once carried signs promoting Howard Stern at the intersection of Melrose and Highland Avenues in
Los Angeles, California, near his apartment. He appeared on Howard's show after hounding "Stuttering" John Melendez and Gary "Baba Booey" Dell'Abate in a coffee shop. He previously performed standup comedy in Los Angeles and handed out a business cardproclaiming to be a "C.P.A., PianoPlayer and MarathonRunner"Fact|date=January 2008. He is well known for screaming "Good morning, murderer" as O.J. Simpsonheaded to the court house during his trial. He has stated that he will also stand outside and scream at Simpson during his robbery trial.
While frequently calling (and sometimes appearing on) Stern's show during the 1990s, Green's time on the show has been curtailed since about the year 2000, and is currently only heard on brief call-ins before Howard disconnects him. Like other Wack Packers, Green has vied for greater fame. He self-published his biography, made several personal appearances, and had a cameo in a Madonna
music video. Politically, he is right-leaning, and is a harsh critic of Bill and Hillary Clinton. First appearance: 3/27/1992.
Miss Howard Stern
Andrea Brooke Ownbey (born
February 28, 1983) is a former stripperfrom Georgia who won the title 'Miss Howard Stern' contest on February 8, 2002during "The Howard Stern Show" broadcast from the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ownbey first appeared on Howard Stern's show on January 22, 2002, where she was billed "The World's Dumbest Stripper". She was home-schooled from the age of 15; Stern asked her some general knowledge questions, of which she got 2 out of 8 correct. She lives with her father, who once bought her breast implantsin an unsuccessful bid to get her to stop stripping. Ownbey is notable for her baby voice, her "thank you" catch phrase, her table dancing, and her apparent low intelligence (IQ: 88). She is known to have poor self-esteem, which many fear will drive her to ruin her looks with excessive plastic surgery.
On the July 19, 2007 edition of "The Howard Stern Show", Ownbey admitted to recently having her fifth abortion.
On October 31, 2007 the first episode of "The Miss Howard Stern Show", a reality show starring Ownbey aired on Stern's On-Demand television network, Howard TV.
On June 4, 2008 edition of "The Howard Stern Show", Owenby announced she had larger breast implants put in because "I wanted silicone and I went a bit bigger.".
Nicole Bass is a large
female bodybuilderand former professional wrestler often teased for her masculinityand deep voice. Fred Norris often impersonates her voice, especially during her appearances, using an impersonation of Fred Gwynne's Herman Munstercharacter from " The Munsters". First appearance: 5/26/1994.
Rappin' Granny (a.k.a. Fruity Nutcake), born on
August 2, 1922, is a coquettish 86-year-old, who performs rap songs for the show.
May 8, 2006, she rode the Sybian [ [http://www.howardstern.com/rundown.hs?d=1147158000 Howard Stern.com ] ] and had an orgasm. Several staffers were especially upset by the use of a combination of the Sybian and a cane. On September 12, 2006, she came into the studio for her birthday, and rode the Sybian again, this time with her granddaughter, Stacey.
Siobhan (pronEng|ʃɨˈvɑːn) is a male-to-female
transsexualoften mocked by Stern and staff. In October 2006, Siobhan had sex with a man known as 'KDK', co-founder of Prank Call Underground Radio, for the first time. Richard Christy, assigned to document the event, supposedly vomited at the sight of her.
High Pitch Mike, a news producer for Howard 100 news had Siobhan sit on his face as part of a contest to win a 50 inch TV. Mike won, however the prize allegedly still sits in a box, untouched because of the trauma he suffered.
our Shoes (Michael DelCampo)
Sour Shoes (aka [http://mike.screaminghand.com/files/main.htm Michael DelCampo] ), is a frequent caller to the Stern show. He is known for singing and playing
classic rocksongs on keyboard, as well as imitating hammy radio voices. DelCampo is known for an uncanny ability to recall and play almost any song instantly. Currently in his late 20s (born on June 6, 1979), Sour Shoes still lives with his parents in Mahopac, NY, and works part-time helping autisticchildren, and claims to have graduated from St. John's University with a degree in communications. In addition to his singing, he does a dead-on impression of sports radio host and fellow Howard 100/101 personality Scott Ferrall, and has fooled several people at Sirius into thinking he was really Ferrall over the phone.Sour Shoes is a frequent caller to other New York radio shows. He is known as "Mike from Mahopac" on the "Mike and The Mad Dog" sports show, where his specialty is spot-on impressions of broadcasters John Sterling, Howie Roseand Bob Murphy.Stern has frequently quipped "He's very talented. I'm just not sure what that talent is."
Wendy the Retard
Wendy the Retard lives in
Deltona, Floridaand is a frequent guest on "The Howard Stern Show". Wendy, who is mentally handicapped, lives with her mother and sister who both support her financially.She enjoys bumper bowlingand singing pop song karaokein her bedroom, as well as playing the drums. In many of her on-air telephone calls, she answers "yes" to any question from Stern, no matter how insulting or sexual. Based on her recent conversations with Daniel Carver, she may also be a racist -- or merely just impressionable. In addition to her frequent appearances on the Stern show, she is also a frequent caller on a central Florida morning radio talk show " The Monsters in the Morning" (on Real Radio 104.1 as well as XMChannel 152).
Will the Farter
Will the Farter can fart on command. At birth, his anus was flawed, and after doctors corrected it surgically he gained the ability to suck in and expel air from his rectum at will. In November 2006, Will the Farter proposed to his girlfriend in Howard Stern's studio at Sirius, which she accepted.
Yucko the Clown
Yucko the Clown (Roger Black) is a foul-mouthed
insult comedianwho dresses like a clown. Yucko is a street performerwho has been featured in several Stern Show contests and bits, including the "World's Meanest Listener" contest (losing to the Reverend Bob Levy) the "Win John's Job" contest. He wears clown makeup, including the signature red clown nose, and carries a bugle horn which he honks to punctuate a punchline. He also refuses to be photographed or videotaped without his clown makeup. It has been noted on the Stern show that Yucko has never once washed his clown outfit.
While part of the Stern Show, Yucko was featured on a
sketch comedyshow titled " Stankervision" on MTV2but was not renewed for a second season. Many of the skits and gags featured on Stankervision originated on a DVD that Yucko produced called "The Damn Show."
Yucko first came to the show's attention in 2000 when he ran onto the field during an Atlanta Braves game, holding up a sign supporting Howard Stern.
Former Wack Packers
Big Mike hails from
Milford, Connecticut, and can fart at will.
Bigfoot (Matthew McGrory)
Matthew McGrory( May 17, 1973- August 8, 2005), known on the "The Howard Stern Show" as Bigfoot, was an actor and was known for his height (height|ft=7|in=4) and large feet. After gaining attention in films such as " Bubble Boy" and " Big Fish", he stopped appearing on the show. He later gained fame as "Tiny" in the Rob Zombiefilms " House of 1000 Corpses" and " The Devil's Rejects". He died shortly after filming of "The Devil's Rejects" ended.
Cleft Palate (Lynn Zimmermann)
Cleft Palate (
March 19, 1952- March 7, 2006), also known as Lispy Lynn to North Texaslisteners, was a Wack Packer whose speech was very difficult to understand. Zimmermann claimed to have a cleft palate which was never surgically corrected, and was therefore on SSI for not being able to find employment. He lived at home with his mother, much like Jeff the Drunk Curro.
Zimmermann revealed on
March 7, 2006that he lied about his cleft palate, but insisted he had a speech impediment from a partially paralyzed tongue. Stern briefly considered renaming him Pinocchioon account of his dishonesty. Just six hours after admitting to Stern he had no cleft palate, Zimmermann apparently collapsed and died from complications related to myelofibrosisand aneurysms on his kidneys. Many local Stern fans attended his funeral.
Theresa Croix (born ca. 1944) is an older woman convinced that
Ronald Reaganhad stolen her " architecture". She recently appeared on the HowardTV special, Wack Pack Bowling. She lives in the same Manhattan apartment building as High Pitch Eric.
Debbie the Space Alien (Debbie Roach)
Debbie the Space Alien (? - April 1995), also known as Debbie Tay, was a
mentally ill lesbiancontestant in " Howard Stern's New Year's Rotten Eve" from Los Angeles, California, who committed suicideby overdosingon heroinin 1995. A saddened Chaunce Haydenannounced her death via telephone on the air and later brought her crematedbut unpulverized remains into the studio during an appearance. Her mother appeared in a video with Debbie which was pre-produced for the pay-per-viewpageant special but died shortly before the actual pageant. Reportedly, Roach's relatives objected to Hayden trying to capitalize on Debbie's remains, and filed a lawsuit against both the Stern show and Chaunce, which was later settled.
Doug Bady (
January 21, 1965- August 23, 1996) was a little person with muscular dystrophywho hated Jerry Lewisand once participated in a Stern Show stunt in which he was hidden inside a trunk while talking to befuddled passersby in New York City. He appeared on the Sam Kinisonalbum " Leader of the Banned", and died in 1996.
Obsessive-compulsive caller who would incessantly repeat the phrase "I am Dr. Remulak" to any reply Howard and company would offer. The only person who would verbally interact with Remulak was Stuttering John Melendez. He would only have conversations with Stuttering John during the call screening process. If he slipped up and said something other than his name to anyone else, he would supposedly smack himself. Remulak asserted that he was in fact a Doctor and had
OCD, hence his repetition of the phrase "I am Dr. Remulak" ad infinitum. He never appeared in the studio and is widely believed to be nothing more than a friend of former Stern show flunkie Stuttering John who would call into the show to increase Johns airtime pretending he "would only speak with John". Coincidently he was never heard from after John left the Stern Show.
Gina Girl (pronounced like the end of the word 'vagina'). A feeble minded monstrosity who debuted on Stern as a protégé of
Crazy Jerry. Around `88 or `89 Howard invited undiscovered potential wack packers to call in to try and get invited to the Christmas party show. With her weird speech impediment (combined with Jerry's prodding in the background) she expressed her desire to come to the Super Bowl party on the show and do what she called, "a `gina-dance" (Jerry was trying to get her to say: "vagina dance"). Everyone looked forward to seeing the person that matched that voice and she did not disappoint.
She was reportedly huge, disgusting, and wore like a crude jogging suit. Her "`gina-dance" consisted of her abruptly yanking her pants off by the elastic waist band and rolling her fat, naked body around on the floor while everyone yelled/gagged in disgust. The infamous `gina-dance ended in a chorus of the entire room chanting, "put it on, put it on..." Howard said, "probably the only time in my life I've ever averted my eyes to the sight of a naked woman." Later she spoke of her "Mini" skirt and her love for "Tom Fruise" (Cruise). Within weeks her guardian found out about this and ordered Howard not to have her on the show, which Howard reluctantly had to accept. Previously, recordings of her were no-longer played on the air, and her parts had been edited out of produced bits she was a part of (e.g., the "Speech Impediment Christmas Carol"). This changed on the May 29, 2008 edition of the "Dracula Gottfried Meets the Wack Pack" special in which Gina Girl's segments were played in full.
Jerry later went out and found a postal worker who also had mental problems called,
Gina manand basically at Jerry's prompting would yell out non sequiturs, the most famous being "This is Mother Theresaspeaking from the bed, Goddon't want me yet, man, I got more feet to taste." Jerry and Gina Mancan be seen on Howard Stern's US Open Sores video. Jerry has since retired to Florida.
Hank the Angry Drunken Dwarf (Henry J. Nasiff, Jr)
Hank the Angry Drunken Dwarf (
April 20, 1962- September 4, 2001), was an alcoholicdwarf known for his tirades and ongoing feud with Beetlejuice. His death from complications due to alcoholism were mourned on the Howard Stern show until it was wiped from the front pages by the events of September 11th, 2001.
Hate Woman (or Hate Lady) is another caller who makes very vocal her disgust of Howard, in particular, of his face. Over the years, she has left numerous voicemails (and possibly emails, as Howard once alluded to) obsessing over how gross Howard's face is, how large his nose is, and how freakish he looks. She has also composed songs and poems to this effect. She is notable for her grating
New York accentand her "Yaaawzzaa!". Her most famous phrase is "I saw you..." with heavy emphasis on the word "saw" and proceeds to say that she saw Howard here or there and that he is hideously ugly. Show staffer Artie Lange used to imitate her delivery of that line.
Ian the Drunk
Ian the Drunk was a very well-spoken, very well-educated, and very obviously-intoxicated-at-early-morning-hours Russian man who would call into the show to insult and ridicule Stern. True to form, Stern would allow Ian to rant and rave but would turn down the send from the microphones to the
telephone patch. Show participants could then freely ridicule each statement from Ian, who believed he had a rapt audience. (This gag was also played on celebrities such as Richard Lewis, and Dick Cavetton whom Stern once hung up in mid-sentence).
Perhaps his funniest show moment occurred in December 1993 when Howard called
Joe Walshto put him on the phone with Ian while ranting. Walsh, also inebriated, tried (unsuccessfully) to have a reasonably coherent conversation with Ian. Ian was oblivious to the fact that he was talking on the phone to a world-renowned rock star, and Walsh seemed equally oblivious to the fact that Stern and company were having fun at his expense. (A few months later, Walsh entered rehab and rejoined The Eaglesfor a new album and tour. As part of his recovery from drug addictionand alcoholism, Walsh "abstained" from Stern's radio show, which he had often visited while stoned. He eventually returned as a Stern Show guest in 2005). Ian was last heard on the show in 2005, when he declared that he was to be deported to Ukraine.
Irene the Leather Weather Lady (Irene De Cook)
Irene De Cook, who played the Leather Weather Lady in Howard Stern's Private Parts was a
leatherdesigner and costumer for several recording artists including The Romantics, Eric Burdonof The Animals, Alice Cooperand Blondie's drummer, Clem Burke. She is also a radio personality, a make-up artist(on-call for Pope John Paul IIfor his 1987 Papal visit), and works as a webmistress.
DeCook was heard on "The Howard Stern Show" in
Detroit, Michiganon WWWW Radio as "The Leather Weather Lady" from May of 1980 through January of 1981 (making her effectively the first Wack Packer). She also guested on 89X(Detroit/Windsor) morning driveradio from 1991–1992 as "The Leather Weather Lady". She appeared on an interview for "The History of Howard Stern" that aired on December 17, 2007. [ [http://www.marksfriggin.com/news07/12-17.htm#tue Monday, December 17, 2007] MarksFriggin.com]
Joe Cancer was facially and vocally disfigured by
cancer. His last appearance occurred during the 'Artie Lange vs the WNBA' special from Las Vegas, Nevada. During this appearance, he mentioned that he was no longer receiving treatment, and that he had already outlived doctors' expectations. Joe Cancer's death was confirmed on the air before the Stern show moved to Sirius.Fact|date=January 2008
Kenneth Keith Kallenbach
Kenneth Keith Kallenbach (
March 20, 1969- April 24, 2008) appeared several times on the " Howard Stern Television Show" in the early 1990s, and was famous for his ludicrously unsuccessful attempts to blow smoke out of his eyes, which once resulted in his vomiting on camera. During a "Howard Stern Celebrity Bowling Match" (including participants "Grandpa" Al Lewis, Jessica Hahn, Young MC, Pat Cooper, Marilyn Michaelsand Frank Stallone), Kallenbach pulled a cooked chicken out of his pants, rubbed it all over his face, then proceeded to light firecrackers taped to his genitals. Show producer Dan Formanthen removed him from the studio.
Kallenbach was on Sirius and had participated in many Howard Stern shows. A video of his comedy was shown on "
Maximum Exposure" and many other shows. He has also released new DVD of his comedy show called "American Icon". Kallenbach was in many different TV shows, movies and commercials. He had a band, "The Kenneth Keith Kallenbach Band". He did stand-up comedy. He wrote and directed and acted in his own comedy sketches.
April 24, 2008, it was reported on the Stern show that Kallenbach died due to complications of pneumonia. Kallenbach fell ill while in police custody for a probation violation related to an alleged attempted child abduction.
On July 19, 2008 it was revealed that Kenneth Keith Kallenbach's death was caused by complications from cystic fibrosis, according to a new medical examiner's report.
His initial cause of death was disputed by his mother Fay Kallenbach, who refuted claims her son had contracted pneumonia in jail.
Fay broadcast her concerns on Stern's Sirius Satellite radio show following Kallenbach's death, insisting her son suffered from cystic fibrosis and wasn't properly cared for behind bars.
County officials disputed allegations of neglect, but autopsy reports have revealed the cause of death was attributable to the potentially fatal condition, which affects the lungs and digestive system.
King of All Messengers
King of All Messengers was a phony phone caller, whose real name was Chris. (He has not been heard from in several years).
Ponce de la Phone
Ponce de la Phone, like King of All Messengers, was a practitioner of prank phone calls whose work on the show has not been heard since the 1990s.
Quentin the Stutterer
Quentin the Stutterer was a man with a severe stuttering problem who stopped appearing on the show around 1992 at the request of his wife. In March 1997, Quentin attended the premiere of "
Private Parts" and was a guest at the after-party show. He once appeared on Howard's Channel 9 show as a contestant trying to win a date with Tawny Kitaen. Quentin still stutters at his job with Verizon, where he is a Foreman for Splicers and Linemen at the garage in Pomona Rockland County, New York.
Slow Adam has sub-normal
intelligence, a slight stutter, very slow speech, and myriad psychiatric disorders. He appeared on " Politically IncorrectWith The Wack Pack", a segment where Bill Maherhosted a parody of his show with guests Slow Adam, Daniel Carver, Gary the Retard and Beetlejuice. Adam has not been on the show since the early 2000s. Gary Dell'Abate, the producer of the show, mentioned in late 2001 that the particular group home in which Adam was living, in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, did not like his appearances, forbidding him to be on the show.
peech Impediment Man
Speech Impediment Man is a man with a
speech impediment. He appeared multiple times on the show, in 1996 and 1997, and joined the Howard Stern Vegas special in 2004. He most recently called in on October 30, 2006to give Artie Lange advice on his troubled relationship with longtime girlfriend Dana.
Ted the Janitor (Ted Green)
Ted the Janitor (
November 24, 1935- January 31, 1996) was a janitorat WXRK, who made popular the game "Road", which he wanted to play with Robin. The hypothetical game would be played by having a woman lie down, whereupon Ted would " blacktop" her -- ie, throw his body on top of her. He is now deceased. He was on the show occasionally for his unique voice or just for everyone to hear him hit on Robin. The most memorable bit he was in was "Sukhreet & Ted's Excellent Adventure", a spoof on the movie " Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure". The 'Sukhreet' refers to Sukhreet Gable, daughter of Hortense W. Gabel, a former New York State Supreme Court justice. The raspy voiced "excellent" Fred used to play often was taken from that bit. He was also used in the many parodies of New York's first black mayor, David Dinkins.
Underdog Lady (Suzanne Muldowney)
Underdog Lady, whose real name is
Suzanne Muldowney, [ [http://www.koolass.com/BestOf/1000/underdog5.html my girl ] ] [ [http://aommedia.com/ARTofMADNESSection/ArtofMadnessWEBpgs/UDOGpg-HOME.html My Life as an Underdog ] ] is a woman who does performance artpieces focusing on the exploits of the cartooncharacter " Underdog", and believes the character was underserved by being comically portrayed on television. She often asserts that "Underdog" deserves to be considered among the pantheon of great superheroes, and uses her performance pieces to emphasize this belief. After a falling out with Stern, whom she came to view as vulgar and crude, Muldowney described him in an interview as a "classic supervillain". During attempts at reconciliation, Stern often tries to curry favor by mentioning that his father Ben Sterndid the audio for the "Underdog" cartoon show. Muldowney made her longest show appearance yet on October 5, 2006, in a nineteen minute telephone interview before hanging up abruptly. During the conversation, she reluctantly admitted to having no sexual feelings for men, and was told as a young girl by a health education teacher that such feelings were wrong. The following day, Muldowney left a voicemail confiding to Howard's producer Gary "Bababooey" Dell'Abate that she was "deeply troubled" by Stern's frequently sexually-oriented questions. Stern noted that a cartoon was playing in the background as she recorded her message. Muldowney is perhaps the most reluctant member of the Wack Pack. It has been speculated that Muldowney suffers from Asperger's Syndrome, an Autism-like condition that caused sufferers to be unable to have typical socialization with other people. First appearance: 3/3/1992.
Vin the Retard
Vin the Retard is a man with
cerebral palsyand a stand-up comedy act. Despite his nickname, he seems of normal intelligence.
Wheelchair Steve received
sexual favors as a show bit, for which his parents expressed gratitude. Gary Dell'Abate mentioned him briefly during the June 5, 2006show, during the Wackipedia discussion with Eric the Midget.Verify source|date=April 2007
Yaqi (the Tickler)
Yaqi is a lanky, gray-haired purveyor of
tickling fetish-themed DVDs. During Yaqi's visits, women (of whom Jenna Jamesonwas most notable) were strapped to a specially designed "Tickle Chair" and subjected to prolonged tickling at the hands of Yaqi and Howard himself; Howard continued this routine long after Yaqi stopped appearing on the show.
Yaqi was known for recording speeches which sought to legitimize
ticklingas a healthy, life-affirming activity suitable for man, woman and child.
Yaqi was a regular guest in early 2002 and sporadically thereafter. In August 2004, Yaqi called in to the show claiming to be terminally afflicted with
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