Stern Show Jackie Martling Thrown Out of the Friars Club

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  1. Laika

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    Jackie got involved in some turmoil at the Friar's Club and they threw him out.

    http://www.showbiz411.com/2016/09/2...club-terminates-beloved-comic-jackie-martling

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    Friars Club Turmoil Continues as Famed Club “Terminates” Beloved Howard Stern Pal, Comic Jackie Martling
    by Roger Friedman - September 29, 2016 11:42 pm
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    I told you last week that the Friars Club was in turmoil. The new people running the club have taken a hard line against veteran members. They inexplicably “suspended” Stewie Stone, one of the great stalwarts of the private club. I’m getting calls about all kinds of infighting.

    But now comes word that the Board of Governors has “terminated” veteran comic Jackie Martling, a beloved member who is best known to the public as a legacy member of Howard Stern’s crew. Everyone loves Jackie, but in the past few months he’s been part of a group trying to keep the club from being overtaken.

    It hasn’t worked. Martling’s letter was sent to me last night by a source. Martling, who’s got gigs all weekend according to his website, has returned calls. But the letter from Treasurer Ralph Campagnone contains a not so subtle threat that the Friars may go after Martling for arrears.

    I have to think that late Friars like comedian Alan King are rolling in their graves over what’s going on. The current celebrity wrangler and instigator at the Friars, Bruce Charet, is being sued– along with the club– by a former employee for sexual harassment. The woman complained to the board that she was being harassed, and they fired her. The case is in the discovery phase right now.

    Campagnone is not from show business. He was in the printing business for 17 years according to his Linked In bio. He currently owns the license from Paramount Pictures for the Don Corleone brand of organic vodka, made in Italy. (Almost no vodka is made in Italy.)

    There’s more– and I’ll get it into perhaps on Monday.
     
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    But ... but ... but ... he's one of the Beatles of comedy.


    :backlol:
     
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    I miss him on the show, the tension and chemistry they all had made for great radio. I loved it when they hounded him about having 3 shitty little houses. Instead of one nice one.
     
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    wow!! if this is true! its really fucked up! but not sure what is sadder, either jackie being thrown out, or jackie not being able to pay his dues
     
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    No one was better at bringing the tension than Jackie--he openly mocked Robin for her pretensions and never bought into Howard's shit, either. Howard must have been thrilled when Jackie stupidly turned down that last contract--because Beth was on the horizon and Jackie was gonna make things very uncomfortable for him.

    Dummy Jackie.
     
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    How is he going to pay back anyone with jokes if he cant get into the club?
     
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    I loved Jackie on the show and think the decline started when he left because everyone was afraid to call out Howard and Robin on their bullshit. Artie was great and called them out on occasion but he knew where his bread was buttered.
    Unfortunately the Friars Club will probably be sued out of existent as I can only imagine the amount "harassment" that godson there.
     
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    What What Whaaat??
     
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    Jackie, like Howie, is narrowly talented. They are best when they work as a team.
     
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    I completely agree, especially about the part about Robin. He really knew how to get her hyped up.the bit where he read her book in that high pitch English voice was hilarious.
     
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    So well said. Yet neither one recognized that they caught lightning in a bottle together and were mediocre (at best) on their own.
     
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    Their egos won't allow it.
     
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    What can you say about Howard Stern...
    Take away his looks and personality and what do you get?Howard Stern

    Oh no one is going to laugh
     
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    Jackie royally fukt himself by turning down the last contract.

    But he wouldn't have fit in with the Hamptons Howie direction the show took.
     
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    Seeing Jackie tomorrow night in bay shore, or as sal governable once called it "the white wyndanch"...
     
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    Guess he'll have to stay at home and punch up some scripts.