First off let me preface this with a little background info on what you are about to read. These events took place from late WXRK through today. Everything that I will be stating has been told to me by Bob himself. He has also provided me with contacts for some of the individuals with first hand knowledge of these events. All were cold contacted by myself and all related the same stories to me as Bob had. Having spent hours pouring over the old On Demand clips of these incidents I see no case of Bob having fabricated any of them. I believe 100 percent of what I am writing or I wouldn't be retelling it to you. Bob went to Dawg and asked if he could have a thread where he could have his side of the story explained so that anyone that is interested can come here for the truth. Dawg got a hold of Elias and myself and asked if we could help Bob out. The following is what we came up with. Bob explained that retelling the story over and over was getting really old. It isn't that it's a bad story or painful to retell but it's ancient history at this point. The facts have been twisted by time and he asked me if I could arrange all the details in one place so that anyone who is looking for this story can come here to learn the truth. I need to send out a Special Thanks to Elias Boy for handling the first contact with Bob while I was tied up here. Your work while tending to your sick family is greatly appreciated bro. Vash Bob grew up on Staten Island in New York City during the 1960's and 70's. He was a typical kid who's days consisted of hustling the streets while busting his friends balls at every point he could. You and your crew loved nothing better than to bust balls, as long as it was kept to your crew. If and outsider tried to bust anyone's balls he'd find his head getting busted. No one was allowed to fuck with you and your's, but you. Pretty typical upbringing for those of us born during the early 1960's. Your friends meant everything to you and you would do whatever it took to make sure they were alright. Why I bother to mention this is really simple, Bob has never lost this trait over the years. If you are Bob's friend there isn't enough he can do for you regardless of the effect it may have on himself. A good example of this was during the win John's job contest. Bob could tell right off that he never was in contention for the job in the first place. They had always told him he was a "Family" member and was contributing ideas and bits to the show that were being used consistently. If you think back to the contest there was a competition segment that involved the best phone call. Bob had come up with an idea about calling High Pitch Eric up and telling him KC was pissed off at Eric over a phone call Eric had made to the show. Eric said he had seen KC out with a woman at a restaurant so what would be funnier than to tell Eric he had gotten KC busted for being out with another woman. Bob was going to lead High Pitch on about how upset KC was and then tell him that if Eric would agree to give KC a blow job, KC would forgive him. When Bob explained the bit to KC, he begged Bob to let him have that bit as his phone call. He explained to Bob that he was on thin ice at the station and this bit could save his job. Bob never hesitated for a second. He gave the bit to KC and it was a huge hit [video=youtube;FtL5uUMTw4A]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtL5uUMTw4A[/video] Now as time passed and Howard moved the show over to Sirius Bob became more and more involved with the show. He would come in any and every time they called him. Whether it be to cut a 10 second promo or read an entire script for a best of episode Bob never hesitated to drive into the city. All of this was for free mind you. I was always paid an allowance for doing my "family" chores around the house but it seems Ol' Pa Stern is a firm believer in experience being worth more than money. Of course it doesn't matter if you have 20 years of stand up under your belt or not, you would always learn more by being in his presence. This would bother most, but it never did Bob. Bob knew he could make his own money since he had been in comedy since the mid 80's. Bob would rather work with the guys up there and help them out instead of hitting the road with DePaolo, Quinn, and Florentine where the plugs would have only benefited the real comedians. Bob's loyalty didn't go unnoticed, he went from being a content provider to being The Roastmaster General. The pay was the same but Bob was on the air more, one of those, titles beats a raise anyday, moves. After a few months Tim approached Bob and pointed out that HE needed to get Bob some money for all the work he had done for the show. Bob looked at him and said he would be happy with Fred reading two plugs a week for his comedy shows. As I stated earlier, Bob has been making his living since the mid 1980's off stand up, he didn't need the few dollars that Tim could scrounge up. Tim bustled at this and said he would have to ask Gary and Howard both if this would be ok. Both Gary and Howard agreed that two plugs a week was fair compensation, and who in hell wouldn't? Tim informed Bob of their decision and all was good. The roasts were a great success, well all but the Daniel Carver roast, Bob told them that would never work. Howard wouldn't listen though. When the roast bombed as Bob had predicted because Daniel Carver just isn't a funny person and would never get the concept, Howard placed all the blame square on Bob's shoulders. Bob just absorbed the hit as he normally did. These things allowed for Bob to get his own show on H101. One day Bob and Sal came up with an idea of rehashing an old radio show Bob had done in Atlantic City years earlier called, "What's your Problem". Since this was a new station with new people the name was changed to "The Miserable Men Show". Now Howard wouldn't allow Sal to work on Miserable Men, you know Howard's belief about spreading oneself too thin on the air? So it was decided to bring in shuli and a group of comics to help Bob with the show. There was no money for this show, actually there was no show until this funny turn of events occurred. While they were waiting to get the official word on The Miserable Men Show, Bob and Shuli thought up the idea of doing a news piece for H100 congratulating Bob on being the host of the newest radio show on H 101, "The Miserable Men". They cut the tape and when Tim heard this news item he ran up to give Bob his congratulations on getting the show! Now wouldn't you think the program manager would know which show was approved and which show was still pending? Guess not at H 100 channels. He congratulated Bob and gave him a time slot for a show that didn't officially exist until he did just that. It amazes me how some people make six figure salaries yet have no idea why they recieve that money. Miserable Men was a hit right off the bat. The fans loved having live programing on sunday, problem was everyone worked for free. When it became obvious that money would never becoming to them, Jim Florentine quit. Bob complained to Tim that they couldn't possibly keep doing this show for free. Free? No, it was costing them money to do the show. By the time Bob drove up into the city, paid for parking and all of that he would be down close to one hundred dollars. Tim agreed that something needed to be done but there just wasn't any money. The plugs were brought up as was the lack of a budget over and over again. Finally logic won the day Tim managed to cough up two hundred dollars a week for Bob. Again this was fine as he was now not paying to do the show anymore and the plugs were being read each week without any complaints. People came and went from MM as it progressed. One hour became two hours but the pay remained the same. This was OK with Bob though the others weren't happy. It was around this time that the Idea came about to form the Killers of Comedy. During MM one person would complain to Bob about how hard living in the city was. While cutting promo's and id's for the Stern Show others would complain about their lack of finances. It occurred to Bob that if he took them on the road with him he could get them some decent money on the side to help tide them over. It's like the old adage about teaching a guy to fish. The more time in front of an audience the better they would become, in theory. They had a gig in San Antonio TX though that had a really bad outcome. There was something else huge going on that night so no one showed at the door. The Stern show people started flipping out about how they couldn't take a hit like this, their bank accounts couldn't handle it. Bob, feeling bad for all of them took the cash out of his personal bank account and paid each of them what they should have made. Bob also lowered what his normal cut would be at the next shows to make up the rest of the money the guys were out. I don't know of many with Stern's kind of money that would do this, but Bob did. Bob has always had his friend's backs covered.