It is today what The Tonight Show used to be, for young comics in that if you do well, you will have a successful career. The characters and bits that the show is responsible for, either directly or indirectly, are endless. Although many politicians and media outlets like to dismiss the show's humour as puerile and irrelevant, the scope whereby pop culture and the radio broadcasting industry itself make the show, and the man, truly genius.
"The Howard Stern Show... I was laughing so hard, I was crying!"