When I Laughed Out Loud
So when I met Jackie “The Joke Man” Martling (head writer for the Howard Stern Show for as long as I can remember) at The Space in Westbury, NY the other day, I felt compelled to walk over to him, put my arm around his neck and say “Jackie…I want to thank you…I want to thank you for making all those long and tedious years of driving on the Long Island Expressway and Northern State Parkway not just tolerable but incredibly enjoyable and memorable.” “I also want to thank you for sharing your extraordinary gift of humor, laughter and amusement with me and millions of other people.” “You gave us the opportunity to escape from reality while we were held hostage in our cars.”
Jackie turned to me with a slight grin on his face and said quietly “That was so sweet…Thank you for telling me that…It means a lot to me.” We shared a beautiful moment.
Jackie and I became instant friends and we’re now in the process of developing a Long Island television show that will be filmed in front of a live audience. We’re slotted to be co-hosts of the show. It’s magic in the making so stay tuned!
And BTW, “F” Jackie!
“Jackie’s Joke Hunt” on SiriusXM Howard 101