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The Joke Man

Bow to Stern
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For the first time, Jackie "The Joke Man" Martling opens up about his life as a cast member and head writer for the comedy powerhouse The Howard Stern Show. In The Joke Man: Bow to Stern, Jackie tells of his beginnings as a working comedian and writer and his climb to the top on The Howard Stern Show. Jackie saw it all, and in The Joke Man: Bow to Stern he shares personal stories as well a look from behind the scenes at one of the highest-rated radio shows of all time. You'll also get his take on his falling out with Howard and the show, and plenty of the raunchy, laugh-out-loud humor that Jackie "The Joke Man" is famous for.

So sit back, relax, and enjoy as "The Joke Man" riffs on his one-of-a-kind career in show business, Howard Stern and the gang, and his very unique life - an American success story like no other.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2017 Jackie Martling (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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  • Chris
  • 25-01-18

Waste of time, and I returned it...

Jackie, Jackie, Jackie... I think this is only the second time I've left a review on audible. Half way through this book I felt like I had a gun to my head with a voice telling me it was my civic duty as a retired Stern fan to inform the public of this mockery of a tell all.

Let me be clear, I very much enjoyed Jackie with his time spent on the Stern show, and as the years have passed, I've lost all respect for the PC Marci Turk years, and no longer even subscribe to Sirius (thank god for podcasts).

Jackie had a chance to really open up and and cast a light on Stern and inform fans about the bipolar, hypocritical, fascist dictator that once ruled the air ways.

Through out this entire book their are only TWO stories that remotely suggest Howard is chemically unbalanced in any way.

1) Howard used the delay button to remove a compliment Jackie gave Fred for writing the lyrics to the Elton John "Why isnt Howard Stern on TV?"

2) Howard didn't have his back during Jackies final contract negotiations. 

THATS IT... the book is titled Bow to Stern! Yet it reads more like a fluff piece attempt of getting his job back some day opposed to a tell all.

If you listened to the Stern show during the Jackie years, you already know about 85% of what's in this book. Theirs a little back story on Jackies early life that is about as interesting as listening to Howard interview a Kardashian, and chapter on him and Dangerfield, which is more self-glorifying than intriguing.

If you want dirt on Stern or his show don't waste your time with book. It's repetitive, boring, unfunny, and if you were annoyed at hearing Jackie laugh when Stern read one of his jokes it's even worse when he laughs at his own... over, and over, and over, and over again.

I wish I could have given this book negative 5 stars.

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  • Brett
  • 28-11-17

Jackie is the BEST!

I always loved Jackie and the Stern Show. Now that I have a better understanding of what really happened, I respect Jackie as well. Not to mention he is truly a great guy who is very approachable and sincere. I had the pleasure of meeting him in 2004 at Les Paul’s, Iridium Jazz Club. Hiya! Jackie still remembers me and go buy this great book!

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  • mike margotta
  • 26-10-17

not a bad read

it wasn't horrible it just wasn't what I expected. When I heard he was writing a tell-all book I thought we were going to get some behind-the-scenes Stern Show information. there was very little if any of that and this was more of a book based on the life of Jackie Martling. Again not a bad book just not what I expected

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  • Alan Fine
  • 27-12-17

Warning; language may be inappropriate for morons

I found this book astounding, especially the use of big words. I didn't know Jackie knew them.

This book is a warm and honest retelling of his life story, an interesting one at that.

And you don't have to be a Howard Stern fan to enjoy it.

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  • Mike Lettiere
  • 08-12-17

classic Jackie!

F Jackie! such a good listen! miss you Jackie! Stern show classic, baba fn booey

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  • Katianie
  • 11-11-19

Amazing!

I loved it! even if you are not a fan of the stern show, it's an amazing story and very intresting.

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  • David P
  • 08-09-19

Jackie the Jokeman delivers.

The Stern show was never the same after Jackie The Joke Man left. Between drug and alcohol fueled nonsense and everybody ganging up on each other, even today I can't even listen to it anymore. Who wants to listen to a guy in the morning that drives a limo, C'mon !! Today's show is solely based around interns and the staff totally unfunny Howard Stern really went down the tubes when he hired someone to run this as a corporation instead of the gang it used to be. Jackie Fred Howard Robin and Gary were truly the core component that made that whole show funny the addition of Billy West was pure genius. I miss the old radio show that used to be funny where Howard would throw in an interview or two here and there I could basically go to any other platform and listen to interviews but I missed the comedy that's what Howard Stern is lacking these days true comedy he's just not funny anymore and obviously he's not funny on his own. It is quite evident, Jackie and Fred were the show.... Jackie holds nothing back in this book. I LOVED it !

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  • Robert J. Zimmer
  • 28-06-19

Read was amazing

Jackie reading this book himself was priceless. Loved every word! Well written. Highly recommend this audiobook.

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  • Richard R.
  • 22-06-19

Wonderful listen, wonderful heart. That's Jackie.

An honest man who wants nothing more than to make people laugh. I connected with him immediately.

Thank you, Mr. Martling.

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  • Аmazon Customer
  • 08-03-19

Howard jumps the shark

loved it .when Jackie left the show Howard jumped the shark . it would be nice if Jackie came back to the show