poster on stern Reddit explains Benji's contributions to the show

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  1. PelicanWig

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    Reddit Post: A lot of people ask this question and it kind of pisses me off. Benjy is huge to the show. He writes jokes for Howard to make him look more funny. He is also heavily involved with segments for the show such as the "get my grandpa laid" contest. I also think sometimes he helps Sal & Richard with prankcalls. Bottom line if he wasn't funny he wouldn't be there.


    What am I missing? I literally haven't laughed at ANYTHING on THSS in years.

    Is Benji funny and I just don't get it? Please Explain.
     
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    He is at times, but his voice doesn't fit Howard like Jackie's did
     
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    Im guessing that was originally posted on reddit by Elisa Jordana.
     
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    There is no explanation.

    It's not a comedy show anymore though. So you not laughing doesn't mean Benjy isn't a good writer. :dontknow:
     
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    broken clocks are correct twice a day
     
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    i don't think it was Elisa; I think that was Benjy posting the response.
     
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    Jackie and Howard were the Martin and Lewis of our time.
     
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    No one should want to be associated with 'comedy' like the get grandpa laid bit.
     
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    You must be right. When Benji said "is north Korea even a Korea?" (a production piece they endlessly play these days) I didn't get it. I didn't see the joke. Maybe there wasn't a joke to get. If that's the case then Wiggy's show has out evolved me and I truly am a stupid truck driver.
     
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    Tune into O&A when Jim Norton is there, You will Laugh. Howard hasn't been funny since Jackie left. And the dead air lately , just tells me Howard is spent. He's completely out of touch.

    They're giving a birthday show robin. everyone wants to be there. I think only listeners should get tickets.
     
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    I love O&A listen every day! I drive long haul so radio is my TV. There is enough time in the day to listen to just about everything. I gave a huge portion of my life to Stern's show and because of that I still tune in hoping that Howard will wake up one day. However as time goes on, and Howard's show gets worse and worse, i'm finding myself listening to anything but him for a laugh.
     
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    It is hard to blame it on Benjy. Maybe howard stopped benjy from being
    creative. We do not know what the wigged one is orchestrating back there.
    The one fact most of us can agree on is that the show lost all of it's
    humor.
     
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    Whatever happen to Bubba? thought he was coming back to Sirius?
     
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    I can agree with that.
     
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    I remember that too. I could swear they said that it would be around September.
     
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    Howard is working on it.









    :rolleye:
     
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    Sirius waited too long , Bubba could have had a great following , and he did . Now it's too late.

    Not only is it too late , But it's Bubba's fault, that you can't do anything outrageous on uncensored satellite radio
     
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    Didn't he lose his crew like Spice and Brent? 25 cent?
     
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    i don't think you can blame Howard for holding anyone back. everyone has the choice. if benjy thinks he's not getting the opportunity to be his best, he has the choice and obligation to go elsewhere, just like stuttering john.