THE JOKE MAN: BOW TO STERN is a memoir on Jackie’s life. From trying to make it as a New York stand-up comic to working on the biggest radio show of all time, The Howard Stern Show, “The Joke Man” shares his personal stories. Jackie doesn’t hold back in his new book, revealing why he left the show and his falling out with Stern and the staff.
Radar Online obtained an early copy of the book which is set to be released October 24, 2017. Radar reports that Artie Lange “snubs the King of All Media” in the forward to the book. Lange, apparently he went on to highlight that Howard Stern was NOT the best part of The Stern Show, rather, it was Martling.
“I found out later my influence wasn’t Howard. It was Howard a lot, but was the sensibility Jackie brought to the show,” Lange wrote in the Forward for Martling’s upcoming book, “The Joke Man: Bow to Stern”. He added, “that’s been my style, with much thanks to him.”
“Way back, if you asked any of my buddies who we’d like to hang out with, it always would have been Jackie,” Lange revealed. “In my stand-up and talk show appearances and even the sketches I wrote on Howard Stern, the biggest influence was probably Jackie Martling. Because of what he brought to Stern, the political incorrectness, the subtle stuff he used to do in the background. That’s what all my premises were. He was truly dangerous.”