Forget Butt Bongo Fiesta–it’s time for Butt Conga Fiesta! An audience member at an “America’s Got Talent” taping in Chicago this week captured bootleg video of Howard Stern and the rest of the “AGT” judges starting a “spontaneous” conga line which parlayed into a one on one dance off.
As of Tuesday, May 7th, there were still tickets available for all three taping dates on May 8-10.
And if you happen to swing by a Chicago “AGT” taping and find that you’re blood sugar is a little low, just hit up Howie for some specialized chocolates left at his hotel room as a welcome present. He tweeted a picture of them below:
The question on every Stern Show fan’s mind? Is the coolest man in the history of radio cool enough to make “America’s Got Talent” cool too? Stern has been viciously defensive against fans who have called his move to the prime time reality competition a lame move, even refusing to share details about his recent trip to New Orleans as a means of “punishing” his listeners.
Howard Stern has made a sweet living out of being his own harshest critic. He calls himself ugly, neurotic, narcissistic and ill-endowed in the penile area. But he won’t admit it’s super lame to continue his gig as a judge on “America’s Got Talent” for Season 8.
I went to an “AGT” taping last year and saw Howard Stern in person. It was awesome. I mean, seeing Howard Stern and being in a screaming crowd of Stern Show fans was awesome–NOT “AGT”.
“AGT” is supa lame. Supa. And that was last year–before Heidi Klum and Mel B joined the panel as “expert” judges. Stern’s photo is now pushed off to one end of the “AGT” poster, and Klum’s photo is the most prominently featured. Blasphemy.
Forget the fact that Howard Stern himself bashed the show in 2010 after finding out that the “million dollar prize” was doled out in installments over forty years. Read the story here
Forget the fact that Howard’s satellite radio schedule gets totally screwed by his “AGT” schedule. (There were only two live shows this week and none two weeks ago).
The real tragedy of “AGT” is that Howard Stern doesn’t realize it’s beneath him. It’s a lame, cheesily produced, dime-a-dozen talent show–and Howard has to sit there and not call attention to the steaming lameness of it all. It’s hard for long time Howard Stern Show fans to reconcile that their hero would lower himself to something as lame as sharing top billing with the likes of Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel and a friggin’ ex-Spice Girl.
Stern has said many times on air that he does “AGT” for no other reason than that he’s a huge fan of the show and wants to be a part of it. It’s not that I don’t want him to be happy, and his “AGT” gig certainly gives me more material to write about, but I became a Howard Stern fan because of his brutal honesty, and watching him sit in the middle of a spectacle of cheese without calling it out is like Chinese water torture–and probably slightly more entertaining.