Howard Stern hears about AVGN

James / May 10th, 2011

Radio god, Howard Stern, hears about The Angry Video Game Nerd today on his nation wide Sirius satellite radio show.


  • May 10, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    Good to hear that you’re raking it in, James :p

  • Haristo

    May 10, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    It must be pretty hard to understand something about AVGN when you never heard of it… It’s like all those trekkies Insides jokes, what the fuck is this ?!?

  • Nicholad

    May 10, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    That is awesome, and not to start a radio war but, it’s all about the O&A. Still freaking great Howard has now heard of you!

  • Naccarius

    May 10, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    you should have howard stern interview you…. he’d probably respect you more than Opie and Anthony did.

  • Dhoyft

    May 10, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    Meh, he’s funny but pompous. Sounded like he wanted to really bash the nerd but realized he didn’t know wtf he was talking about. I bet he’d actually think Jame’s stuff is funny, to be honest.

    Regardless, it’s free publicity.

  • May 10, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    What an idiot, he sounds like when the local news finally discovers a fad 2 years after everyone else.
    Reminds me of when good morning america discovered the internet.

  • Elemence

    May 10, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    Doing big things!

  • madcow

    May 10, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    You and Mike should get your own national radio show and call it Bimmy and Jimmy. That’d be awesome.

  • Rob64

    May 10, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    It’s cool that you got publicity, but it would have been nice to maybe do research or have a better idea about something before going out in public to talk about it. Otherwise you sound like a dumbass like Howard did…

  • May 10, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    LOL that’s so freakin’ funny!

  • RLIsomaa

    May 10, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    James, you’ll always be “The Nerd”. Even if you become the next Spielberg or Cameron, people will always remember you taking a shit on Bugs Bunny!

  • soam108

    May 10, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    @Rob Howard just sends people to these conventions to interview the nuts, it’s funny to hear his genuine reaction, he’s not gonna waste his time researching AVGN.

    @Nicholad Let’s get real, nobody even knows who O&A are, any nobody listens to them.

  • TomM

    May 10, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    I have to say he sounded like an asshole when he was talking about you. Honestly I don’t know a lot about this radio show but he sounded like an arrogant asswipe. Correct me if I’m wrong because I don’t know much about Howard Stern, but is he always like this or is he just doing a joking kind of thing. Anyway, AVGN is still probably about the best thing Ive ever seen (next to James’ other stuff). At least he gave you publicity, even if it is kind of bashing you.

  • Mahariel

    May 10, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    Bad press is good press, I guess. Though I still wish Howard Stern would just die in a fire already. He’s not even funny anymore…

  • uncolober

    May 10, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    He sounds like he’s an ignorant asshole. Oh wait, Howard Stern IS one and always was.

  • Justlikedavid138

    May 10, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    was this in referance to the Toomanygames expo?

  • May 10, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    LOL it’s funny hall how everyone is all outraged about this. Listen to Howard and you’d realize he didnt go on the air expecting to talk about James. He didn’t need to “do his research”.They were interviewing people at a gaming convention and of course AVGN came up in conversation. I guarantee Howard would respect James if he ever happened to get on the show, which you know he can right now if there’s any attempt. I wouldn’t even put it past Howards people to contact James. I really hope to hear James on Howard Stern soon!

  • metalcommand

    May 10, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    It’s an arrogant prick, that is. Even if you’ve never heard of someone, at least try to treat them with some respect. It’s very easy to pick on ‘nerds’.

  • godshiva

    May 10, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    I think that’s awesome that AVGN was mentioned.

  • Fantasy Forest

    May 10, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    Robin Quivers sounds like an idiot. “Yeah…he’s like Snow White!”

    Grats on the publicity James, you deserve it all.

  • metalcommand

    May 10, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    @Fantasy Forest

    Indeed, that statement of his is really bullcrap. Jeez, he sounds like a bully to me.

  • xdeathknightx

    May 10, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    “That guy right there, the angry vidya game nurd” that was awesome.

  • May 10, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    This video is REALLY out of context (some description in the text would have been helpful) so it’s hard to tell what’s going on exactly, but it sounds like James’ fans are being made fun of more so than James himself. Though it doesn’t sound like the guy has much respect for video games in general, or fan-culture, which is kinda silly considering not all fans of games or everyone online is some hardcore Douchey McNitPick type.

  • Z3R0Destroyer

    May 10, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    I think it would be amazing if you called his show up and responded to what he said. Not in a negative way but just be all like “Hey I’m James, I’m the guy that does the AVGN web series blah blah blah……” That would be something to listen too.

  • syntheticsw

    May 10, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    Great ! I love it !

  • necro

    May 10, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    i bet if you call in and say who you are, youll get an interview or some kind of air time. usually when he brings someone up and they call in, he talks to them on the air or asks them to come to the studio

    DO IT!

  • ajgenard

    May 10, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    I think Howard originally thought it’s a real life parents’ basement-dweller loser who sits in his basement and talks about video games instead of a character, which he knows is different. To be honest I think he was more or less making fun of hardcore gaming fans by playing the clips of those whack-jobs.

  • danny

    May 10, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    I guess I wouldn’t really understand what AVGN is all about if someone just read a few lines from the Wikipedia page to me. I don’t think Stern acted like an asshole, he actually seemed genuinely interested.

  • Venkman

    May 10, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    DO IT!

  • Wien

    May 10, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    Sounds like the Nerd needs to make a phone call to Howard Stern. Good way to promote that movie on the way out.

  • s3011

    May 10, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    I don’t really like howard stern. I really haven’t heard much of his “work” but what I have heard seems to be just bullying by making fun of what people choose to do with their lives.

  • rockymou

    May 10, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    Was that producer talking to Howard through a couple of tin cans and some string? If I had Howard’s demo I wouldn’t exactly be throwing any stones… his listeners aren’t exactly pillars of society.

  • killteck

    May 10, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    Fuck that shit, Stern sucks.

  • barlitone

    May 10, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    Don’t call in and don’t go to the studio–you’ll never get the stink of Stern off of you, even if you bathe in tomato sauce or take a dip in melted Atari 2600 E.T. game cartridges. He sequestered himself on satellite radio, and I swear the air here on Earth smells better for it.

    This guy’s biggest contribution to shock jockery was the invention of naked women on the radio. Yes, you read that right. Naked, hot women… on the radio. Having naked women on the radio is like writing about music or dancing about architecture.

  • spideyjuano

    May 10, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    hahaha, i have some friends who doesnt know who the AVGN is either and i try to explain to them, but its something you must see to understand.

  • KIReal

    May 10, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    It’s just Howard Stern doing his monthly “Old Man That Can’t Keep Up With Being Lost In Time” bit…

  • Retro_Collecto331

    May 10, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    Too Many Games 2011 was awesome, i got to meet james, asked him about two questions. got to walk up, and shake the guys hand which was a pretty big accomplishment and very inspiring. im also a long time stern fan. i used to listen to his shows on 93.7 Krock wich is now a modern day teenie bopper radio station. i havent herd his show in a long time due to him moving to serius satellite or w.e. his description on the nerd was, interrupted. i just didnt like wikis description.

  • May 10, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    Wow Are you people really that humorless?! Howard is making fun of these wackos that spend 14 hours a day playing video games in their moms basement, he didn’t even make fun of James….good lord wasn’t that obvious from listening? You really expect him to research every single thing that might possibly come up? I have a feeling all the butthurt people here are just as socially inept as those people you hear being interviewed in this clip….and I love how everyone that hates him so much has to preface it with “I don’t know much about him”

    @rockymou yeah, all his fans are losers….especially Chris Rock, Natalie Maines, Anthony Hopkins, David Letterman, Jon Stewart, not to mention the other countless rich, successful, and highly educated people that listen to him. But don’t worry, you’ll never “have his demo” because you have clearly accomplished more in your life than he has….I’m sure YOU’RE radio show will be much better

  • May 10, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    *your – sorry, iPhone autocorrect

  • Redbob86

    May 10, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    I wonder how long it’s going to be before Stern claims he found the Nerd, years after Opie & Anthony had him on their show.

  • Critzilla

    May 10, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    The whole piece might not have sounded great, but it was a great piece of free PR.

  • J.J. McSandfarm

    May 10, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    James, I know you’re a good guy and you work hard, but Howard isn’t going to care. He’s going to go after you and no amount of reasoning will get him to accept what you do. You’ve seen his initial hostility, and it’s only the tip of the iceberg. You will find no reward on his show, only filth and regret. Stay far away, and ignore the temptation for greater exposure.

  • scronan

    May 10, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    Seanbaby – 1
    AVGN – 1


  • May 10, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    I don’t think that James should call in….. but “The Nerd” must!

  • toyman2581

    May 10, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    Howard Stern is a douchebag. Don’t get me wrong, any PR for James is great but you know he’d just invite him on and then bash him…just like David Letterman does. It’s funny how he rags on people that play games and thinks they can’t make a living on it. Why not Howard? All you do to make a living is “interview” porn stars. Douchebag.

  • Jimbo

    May 10, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    “Oh he’s a character, so he’s a cartoon?”
    “no he’s not a cartoon” “but he’s in an outfit, so he’s like a Disney character.”
    double facepalm
    “like Snow White”
    Bangs head on wall

  • May 10, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    I was wondering what took Howard or his crew so long to talk about you. James, you should totally call him and get on the air. It would be funny as hell. I think a lot of his fans are probably fans of you as well.

  • Grimmjow Jeagerjaques

    May 10, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    Yeah maybe it’s not a good idea to try to get on Howard’s show James. You might get the same kind of treatment Angry Joe got from Geoff Keiglee (don’t know if that’s how his name is spelled and don’t care) and that would be awful.

  • Zentu

    May 10, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    I WOULD say to get vengence on Howard for talking smack about you james, If its not for the fact that…..Well its just what howard dose. He makes fun of people. Still, the fact he diden’t know you before he talked smack was just funny. Just proves he dosent have all the facts.

    – BTW good luck with your movie.

  • jeffrow

    May 10, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    Stick with Opie and Anthony, Stern clearly doesn’t get the nerd and wouldn’t understand the humor. Plus O&A are actually funny and more the nerds cringe comedy style… Stern was great 15 years ago and would use you.

  • cloob1

    May 10, 2011 at 6:31 pm

    LOL, did they find the creepiest guys to interview about you?

  • Mr. Arkadin

    May 10, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    Sounds like the Swedish Chef likes to come see the Nerd.

  • vadont

    May 10, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    wtf O_O

  • May 10, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    Too bad they never made a shitty game about Stern.
    Stern Hunt or Excite Stern. lulz

  • JayRam

    May 10, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    The second interviewee sounded like Boomhauer from ‘King of the Hill.’

    James, contact Howard. See if you can get interviewed. He might not understand what AVGN is, but you’re a genuine dude. He’d probably like ya.

  • chimeradave

    May 10, 2011 at 7:04 pm

    The jokes on Stern; As we all know James Rolfe is a lot cooler than him.

  • Porkenstein

    May 10, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    Ah they’re part of that crowd that still doubts the fact that nerds and gamers grow up to be their bosses… or, in this case, internet celebrity filmmakers.

  • Dan1234

    May 10, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    I agree, Howard did seem genuinely interested. He always riffs on everything. I don’t think it would look good if James contacted Howard himself though. We should send Howard James’ cinemassacre contact info, now? Does anyone know the best way to contact Howard and give him James’ contact info?

  • mordiyo

    May 10, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    LOL Live the nerd!!

  • Dukenukemx

    May 10, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    So, let me guess this straight. Howard Stern, who’s mostly forgotten when he went satellite radio, and is unsuccessful at it, is making fun of the Nerd, who is successful.

    What’s this about him making fun of gamers? Any month now and I can probably hire Howard Stern to clean my toilet, with his tongue. At a discount. With the right coupon it’ll probably be free.

    If video killed the radio star, then video games buried him.

  • TheLHP

    May 10, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    Wow that guys comes off as a bit of an asshole towards James..they should really look up and watch some his stuff before crackin jokes like that πŸ˜› at least in my opinion

  • May 10, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    Hm. I’m kind of annoyed, but hey, no such thing as bad publicity I guess. I suppose that’s Howard’s thing, to just deride everything. Whatevski.

    I thought he was going to say that he loves the AVGN and thinks he’s brilliant and hilarious or something.

  • starlinej

    May 10, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    Howard wasn’t making fun of James. He was making fun of the people at the convention.

  • May 10, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    “I guess the only one I can make fun of now is that fat film critic James Rolfe”

    -Anyone who gets this reference is a boss

  • Mariusz69

    May 10, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    This is awesome! I listen to Howard EVERY DAY, for 4 hours a day. I love him. Basically what he’s goofing on is how Internet Celebrities can’t monetize their fame. In a way, he’s right. James has put hours and hours and hours into this site, basically for free, or very little money, which is probably right. Hopefully James will turn it around and be a millionaire off his efforts. πŸ™‚ Anyways, love Howard, Love James & AVGN too πŸ™‚

  • Luvtheshark

    May 10, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    Stern is a relic on a dead horse media. Who gives a fuck!?!

  • Dore

    May 10, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    Ok, I actually made an account just to comment on this.

    I used to have a lot of respect for Stern. He always seemed like the lone guy out there fighting against the stuffy assholes in charge. But, now, he’s become the asshole himself. What a douche. I love how they say “some guy named James Rolfe”. Whatever. Now, his 5 listeners are going to go to Youtube and do a search for “The Nerd” and get nothing related to the AVGN in response. Fuck you, Stern. May Artie Lange’s fat ass be all you see in your nightmares.

  • May 10, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    LOL awk-waaaard

  • May 10, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    Howard Stern invented video games….. hoo hoo Robin!

    Opie and Anthony found the “Nerd” several years ago! Hell, they even interviewed him! Plus, I think they let him host a show on the Virus… Howard Stern sounds all condescending to the AVGN fans and everyone else that he talks about…. I can’t stand him… Screw him! Granted he did some cool things for radio, but the money has ruined him….

    XM channel 105! The Virus! Opie and Anthony ; Ron and Fez!!!!!!!!

  • May 10, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    I personally never saw why Howard Stern was so popular. He just sits there and talks about shit nobody cares about and asks women to show their tits. Ooh yeah, really impressive.

  • May 10, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    Why did it sound like they were interviewing drunk red necks from Alabama who were over 60? lol! And apparently they think you’re some rich Disney character, lol! What a buncha fucking idiots! lol!

  • apackagedleaf

    May 10, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    the guy was just reading it out straight out of wikipedia

  • beefwithme

    May 10, 2011 at 11:38 pm


  • May 10, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    At least David Arquette has our backs!!!! He called in and defended Gamers everywhere! Thanks Dave!

  • buckfutter

    May 11, 2011 at 12:08 am

    Howard Stern Called James a Goober….
    I lol’d

  • DrZaius

    May 11, 2011 at 12:30 am

    If Howard Stern can have a ridiculous radio show and make money off of it, then James can have a ridiculous online show about reviewing old games and make money off of that, too.

    It’s called AMERICA.

  • tjsynkral2

    May 11, 2011 at 12:34 am

    Is it weird that I want to find that remix of “Birth of a God”?

  • TehPwnerer

    May 11, 2011 at 12:37 am

    TJ i was just about to comment on that. I was listening to that second interview and I was like “hm, where have I heard that music?” FF7 for the win!

  • Analbag Thats Me

    May 11, 2011 at 12:49 am

    What an asshole! Let it be said that Howard Stern does not understand AVGN, video games, nerds, or even the 21st century.

  • May 11, 2011 at 1:05 am

    Yo isn’t that the pot calling the kettle black?Howard was real deal nerd ,no act growin up. But I’m still sure James is just thrilled to be mentioned by him any ways lol

  • kyberno

    May 11, 2011 at 1:07 am

    damn! stern is a nerd! he doesn’t know who AVGN is? where is he living? haha.. like a disney character! hahahaha!!!

  • Krey

    May 11, 2011 at 1:23 am

    Lol… that’s Howard Stern for you. His job is being an asshole.

  • MichelleV

    May 11, 2011 at 1:48 am

    Congratulations, James. You just got compared to Snow White. xD

  • Tarsuar

    May 11, 2011 at 2:10 am

    Stern doesn’t know who AVGN is??
    James, are you a cartoon?

  • May 11, 2011 at 2:22 am

    “How are these guys gonna make a living? How’s this country survive this…” It’s pretty funny him criticizing anybody considering how pointless and silly what he does is.

    Also, was the last guy being interviewed at that con Boomhauer?

  • Gav

    May 11, 2011 at 3:25 am

    Why won’t my comment post? :-S

  • Gav

    May 11, 2011 at 3:27 am

    Oh great, so it posts my last ‘test’ comment about why won’t my comment post but it won’t post my actual comment… WTF?!

  • May 11, 2011 at 3:29 am

    Not radio GOD but Radio Nerd… dude al just f* himself up because his comedic songs were nerdy as F* !!! lol

  • OleVanDole

    May 11, 2011 at 3:56 am

    Whats with all the guy’s bashing the nerd?
    You can’t expect everyone to know about him.
    Should you bash your parents for not knowing about him?

    No, he was making fun of the Nerds at the convention, and i happen to agree with him.
    Some saaaad people there.

    Love ya James, proud of you for listening to Sirius!

  • Destro

    May 11, 2011 at 5:04 am

    So wait that weirdo tries to make fun of the nerd??I don’t know him, i don’t know if he is a superstar or a guy that everybody respects.BUT COME ON!!!Look at his face!!!!This guy make fun of the nerd???His comments make me laugh “is he a cartoon”…So funny i am about to sleep…Maybe is the local asshole that makes fun just for…. i don’t… know… fun.But come on!!!Even a video game hater or a guy that hates James in really life can’t say that The Nerd is not funny or enjoyable.The only excuse i give him is that he is so old that he doesn’t know how to use the internet.Nothing more!!

  • May 11, 2011 at 5:27 am

    Hopefully he gets James on the show.

  • tumAngor

    May 11, 2011 at 5:46 am

    omg howard stern, he did the same thing making fun about a WOW player, who gave a really good explanation about whats the entertaining stuff of an online game.
    so fuck howard stern

  • M3n747

    May 11, 2011 at 6:12 am

    I don’t know who this guy is, but I already don’t like him.

  • Dan1234

    May 11, 2011 at 6:28 am

    Do you people even read the comments before you write? You’re all saying the same thing. And really, what’s the point of bashing Howard on this site? It’s gonna get nowhere. If you’re angry with how Howard talked about James on the show (although personally, I’m convinced it’s just part of his radio persona) then let’s work together on making this into a positive for James!

    Someone figure out how to get in touch with Howard and send him a link to James’ site and email!

  • Brandter

    May 11, 2011 at 6:49 am

    Srsly, Howard Sterns show is completly shit, the only thing he makes a living on is stupid chicks getting naked on his show. Nobody would care about him if it weren’t for that.

    James puts an effort into his work, love his AVGN videos, but also his other reviews etc.

    But sure, its free comercial for James so kudos to Howard more of that!

  • Stylix

    May 11, 2011 at 9:06 am

    Funny how he is quick to judge when he is just now learning about AVGN, although I suppose it would sound stupid to a non-gamer who was just given a very brief summary or the premise of the show. Ad that to the fact that its kind of his thing to be a dick and its not surprising how he reacted.

    As for the disney comment, maybe that should spawn an episode sometime in the future about disney games.

  • BrianViper

    May 11, 2011 at 9:23 am

    Fuck Stern. OandA not only thought you were hilarious but let you do cinemassacreradio which was great. When you bringing that shit back!?

  • May 11, 2011 at 9:26 am

    Why didn’t they just go find one of the AVGN videos? That would have solved the problem really quickly instead of going on talking about how he’s some mascot character all skeptical of it.

  • ShibbyE

    May 11, 2011 at 9:52 am

    I think he was locked in a dark, separate radio station for too long.

    That also explains hisο»Ώ haircut…secret solved!

    I live in Germany and the AVGN series is more famous here than this guy.

    You know what’s bullshit? I do.

  • Aquilifer

    May 11, 2011 at 10:35 am

    I’m surprised he didn’t sue james, ’cause we all know that howie invented angry videogame reviewing hoo hoo !!!

    RAAAMMMMOOONNEEEE !!! Fuck stern in his tushie with a broomhandle and then snap it off.

  • Shcha

    May 11, 2011 at 10:37 am

    What an asshole

  • May 11, 2011 at 11:03 am

    Dick face.

  • May 11, 2011 at 11:07 am

    Wow! Fans are getting offended by Howard Stern MENTIONING the Nerd. MENTIONING. He wasn’t even making fun of the Nerd.

    … you know what, he’s right, our generation is going down the shitter.

  • piratinflas

    May 11, 2011 at 11:12 am

    Maybe James sould try to contact Howard for an interview…it would be fun.

  • May 11, 2011 at 11:17 am

    It’s funny how much of a grumpy old fart Howard Stern is. Go take your calcium supplements, Howard.

  • Cashmoney83

    May 11, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    I don’t see why everyone is reacting to this so negatively. It’s great exposure for AVGN and Stern actually was complementing James on making a living off of this.

  • krull1981

    May 11, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    Wow way to dismiss a guy’s 30+ years standards setting radio work just because he doesn’t know a guy whose famous in web game review circles. The guys is in his late 50’s and probably doesn’t have time to fritter away watching youtube game reviews i doubt he even plays videogames anyway.

  • May 11, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    They’re responding negatively because Howard’s condascending tone on how James makes a living. But this is exposure. Either way, Howard Stern just sounds like a man with more issues than the Rolling Stones. He should look at the way HE makes a living. Making girls suck eachother off in front of him on a RADIO show and just ranting about God knows what.

  • avgnfan1234

    May 11, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    Yeah who would care about trivial useless information like that, this country’s going down. Anyway onto more important news, Christina Aguilera was seen with her new boyfriend….

  • TitanAura

    May 11, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    I won’t comment on whether its positive or negative exposure, but I do think it shows the problem with judging a book by its cover. I can only based this off of the editing of the broadcast, but it sounded as though their dismissive opinion of him was based upon interviews with the most inarticulate people you could possibly imagine (which might have been a coincidence but a dumber person makes for an easier target).

    If they were to defend their opinion (which is unlikely), I would imagine that one of his staff perhaps stumbled upon one of the nerd videos and thought it was extremely low brow humor and assumed the only people who liked it were the aforementioned inarticulate fans.

    All I can say for certain is Stern would probably get a kick out of an episode of YKWB?

  • p1um5mu991er

    May 11, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    eh….howard just speaks about the gaming world the same way the rest of the world does. this isn’t anything new…it’s just a matter of knowing more about gaming and the fact that people really do make a living off of it. great exposure for james…as both a stern and nerd fan i think howard would be entertained if he listened to some of james’ best nerd rants. was quite excited to hear james got mentioned. apparently people were here, too–check the spike in comments

  • Exiro

    May 11, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    I’m surprised nobody sees the humor in this.

  • Heep

    May 11, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    Hah! Stern has his own character going on also. Clearly nothing personal against James.

  • chunkyboymania

    May 11, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    It’s quite disheartening to hear Stern being so dismissive of the Nerd isn’t it. Unfortunately this is the average attitude of the older generation towards gamers. But things are changing and I see you lot in the States have officially accepted gaming as an art form and granted it certain funding on that basis.

    It’s easy for Stern to look down on a community he perceives to be nerdy but at the end of the day this antiquated viewpoint just shows him up to be a bit of a dinosaur to anyone under the age 30.

    However as other posters have pointed out Stern isn’t being particularly offensive but would have been nice if they had done a bit more research than Wikipedia. Surely had they watched an episode they would have been able to appreciate the humour and may have even chucked in a soundbite…. unfortunate.

  • Sullinator

    May 11, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    Yes James, Howard Stern IS a radio god. I am laughing my ass off at these comments, you guys prob love the Nerd as much as those fans Stern had interviewed. Second guy sounded like Boomhower from King of the Hill. It was so hilarious to me hearing those two guys it makes me think if it was even real, maybe Stern is a fan of James’ work so he staged the whole thing. I can’t wait until James Rolfe breaks on through (to the other side). And an A.V.G.N. cartoon? Nah, fuck that, he already upstaged Bugs Bunny.

  • May 11, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    Sterns too fuckin’ smug, he’d blow himself if he weren’t already busy watching himself in the mirror blowing himself. I’ve never laughed or been amused by anything the mans ever said.

  • thepcguy

    May 11, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    Howard, just play some games and you will understand.

  • imma_rocker

    May 11, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    I love Howard Stern so much, i dont think he was trying to put James down, thats just how Howard is and thats why he loves him so much

  • imma_rocker

    May 11, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    we love him*

  • Valis77

    May 11, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    1:28 Bmoomhuer does exist! ^_^

  • Valis77

    May 11, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    1:28 Boomhuer does exist! O_o

  • May 11, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    Opie and Anthony applaud james, laugh at all his videos, and then have him on for an interview! Howard Stern is clueless, starts off by calling the nerd a goober and then doesnt really know whats going on. Yet AVGN calls Howard Stern a radio god (of which, I guess he is, but still) and when he is on the O&A show gives like the most uninspired interview. Is there any reason you were so out of energy for that O&A interview James? They were really all about you and you didn’t really feed into their energy.

  • blackcelebration

    May 11, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    what’s the old saying… no publicity is bad publicity?

    being from the UK I can’t say I have expert knowledge of Howard Stern but as someone mentioned.. a pensionable man getting girls to expose themselves on live radio seems a lot more pathetic than someone who reviews video games and entertains countless people.

    he wonders what’s going to happen to his country? well I think that’s quite ironic considering how he makes his living!

  • Joker83

    May 11, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    Hey James, congrats on the Howard Stern mention! You should totally try and contact his people to do something fun on the show. Or maybe get him to cameo in the Nerd movie, I bet he would get a kick out of that!

  • May 11, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    i guess you cant write long comments? ok….well….my response to howard stern and company is i watch avgn because it makes me laugh and i like laughing and that has nothing to do with the survival of our country

  • startrekalien

    May 11, 2011 at 6:29 pm

    LOL the description leaves a lot to the imagination but there is a picture of Rolfe in there. I bet Howard has since become a fan.

  • Zerodaydream

    May 11, 2011 at 6:31 pm

    I am a huge fan of both James and Howard, and from reading these comments I think most of these negative comments towards Howard are coming from people who have never actually listened to his show and form opinions based solely on public perception. Part of what Howard Stern’s point was that he actually does make a living, regardless if you find it morally questionable. He was marveling at the fact that nearly every attendee to these pop culture conventions does not work for a living. I work and attend various conventions, so there are exceptions to the rule, but its pretty obvious from an objective standpoint that most convention attendees are social malcontents and losers. At least be honest with yourselves.

  • VariXx

    May 11, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    I usually never comment but it’s always funny to hear traditional media talk about current forms of media like it’s some sort of fairy tale. Evolution can be a funny thing sometimes.

  • goneja

    May 11, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    That’s the difference between Howard Stern and O&A. O&A will interview him realizing he’s a funny good talent, and Howard Stern will just wonder how he can make any money. That’s all Stern is concerned about, can’t be humor as his show is devoid of it. hoo hoo

  • May 11, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    Oh my God that is so funny. I never thought I’d hear James be compared to Snow White. Ha!


    May 11, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    congragulations πŸ™‚

  • tiben36

    May 11, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    hey, watch out james, if he invites you, he might ask you to see your boobs


  • handsome pete

    May 11, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    I’ve always thought Rolfe and Stern had a lot in common. They both are known for being larger-than-life but are actually pretty serious and private, they both started by doing stupid and vulgar stuff and gained large and devoted fanbases, and they both are frequently copied by lesser talents and criticized for appealing to the lowest common denominator because they make it look easy, even though in reality their skills come from experience they’d been gathering since childhood.
    I wouldn’t worry about Stern being rough on Rolfe, he does it to everyone. It’s actually his way of getting people to open up.

  • lykomutt

    May 11, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    What, he didn’t even look up the info himself?

    Though, it’s worth it just to hear that guy say “the Angry Vidiganerd”

  • revl8er

    May 11, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    I don’t quite understand some of the people who post comments around the internet. If they actually take the time to listen to the clip they would know that in no way did Howard “bash” James. He simply made a few remarks towards the attendees to the convention. Sure he could’ve picked some better people for this but the listeners would rather listen to the people his people interviewed because it makes for a better show.

    As for the people who say that Howard isn’t successful, look at the movie he made, look at how well his 2 books sold, look at how well his tv show did, look at all his other accomplishments. Lets also not mention his millions of listeners around the world. The man is probably the greatest radio personality ever.

    I would like to hear James on the Howard Stern Show. I think it would make for a great show, and it would be a great way for James to promote his upcoming movie as well as his website.

  • DocLang

    May 11, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    That is just Stern being an old Nerd himself. He is funny for that reason. Listen to the Secret track off NOFX’s So Long record. That is bad. HAHA!

  • christburner

    May 12, 2011 at 12:08 am

    fuck yeah Goneja……..fuck yeah

  • christburner

    May 12, 2011 at 12:15 am

    never been a fan…i dont know anyone who is a fan….maybe its an east coast thing?? i dont know…i dont care…. commenting ’cause i got nothin better to know, living in my parents basement and all…

  • May 12, 2011 at 12:19 am

    Used to love Stern, I just can’t listen anymore since Artie left.

  • May 12, 2011 at 3:06 am

    AVGN is wayyyy better than Howard Stern. The Nerd is alot more funnier imo……anyways haha that is awesome tho…..

  • Phoot

    May 12, 2011 at 6:33 am

    Who’s Howard Stern?

  • May 12, 2011 at 7:33 am

    All I hear are the roars of a geriatric dinosaur, bitter and enraged at the knowledge of its own extinction. “duh like a disney character” A man who doesn’t understand what the word “character” means and he’s that famous and rich… unbelievable. Radio is fucking dead.

  • metsfaniv

    May 12, 2011 at 9:02 am

    Who is that annoying cunt in the background?

  • May 12, 2011 at 11:15 am

    I don’t know who Howard Stern is but he’s a noob πŸ˜‰

  • ZX497

    May 12, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    Kinda wish the clip would go on a bit longer, just to hear the responses there. At any rate, a fun watch! You guys should exchange some letters / e-mails so the next time this happens he knows πŸ˜›

  • killteck

    May 12, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    Stern sucks. Fuck that shit.

  • Jel-K

    May 12, 2011 at 5:17 pm


  • May 13, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    LOL. Some people are such idiotic it makes me laugh.

    Stern said he “loves this guy”, which I took to mean James as I doubt he’d say he loves some nut at the convention. Even if Howard doesn’t love James, Howard did say that the Nerd is raking it in.

    If Howard was looking down on anybody it was the people that spend the majority of their life playing games and going to these conventions, rather than making a living like Stern himself does.

    It’s incredible how many hypocrites are out there commenting on a person or a show that they so obviously don’t listen to.

  • KoosaLaGoopaGoop

    May 13, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    Wasn’t a fan of Howard talking shit about some of the gamers in another clip. If he was born in the early 90’s I’d put money that he would be a gamer addicted to WoW. He was also a “nerd” when he was the same age as these kids, but played cards instead lol…hypocrite on a high horse.

    Good for him for being insanely lucky and making money for being a smug asshole. πŸ™‚

  • Bick Benedict

    May 13, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    I’d rather listen to AVGN than to Stern.

  • MasterMG

    May 13, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    Howard rules. Every fan of AVGN, or James in general should go to

    Click CONTACT in the bottom right, and send a comment to Howard.

    Tell him AVGN rocks and James is the man.

  • May 13, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    who who robin i invented the nerd

  • a22

    May 14, 2011 at 5:54 am

    ahahah, noobs

  • May 14, 2011 at 8:30 am

    Fuck Howard… O&A love the nerd and have mentioned, and interviewed him. Stern is just jockin

  • killteck

    May 14, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    Stern = shit. I hope he dies!

  • JayDeth

    May 14, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    Who listens to this crap?

  • Lanlost

    May 15, 2011 at 2:18 am

    I was thinking, If you guys could have Stern sample any episode, what would you choose?

    I love the Nerd, and have been watching him since Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles WAT back in the day. (I was thinking it had been 2-3 years, not 7 (2004-2011)). However, while there have been obviously plenty of laughs and a few times where I was nearly falling out of my chair, I have never considered James humor as the high point. At the time, there was no one really doing the same thing and if someone did a review, it was full of inaccuracies. You know, trying to provide trivia and giving stories that were passed around but not true, etc. It was like no one did any research about the game they were reviewing.

    Anyway, seldom have I ever seen James give out a fact about a game, or trivia, that has been wrong. I consider THIS his high point. The ability to profile a game and get down to the details and THAT is what gives me the nostalgic rush. The humor, when good. mediocre or even bad, is just icing on he cake.

    However, for someone like Stern, who most likely doesn’t share this nostalgia, he IS just simply going to go for the humor.

    So which episode would you choose? Would you simply choose a funny episode, or one that is well rounded and shows his humor AND his attention to detail?

    I would say pick two, one for if Stern just watches a minute or so (assume that someone on the show is showing him a clip) and one, while much less likely, assumes that he is going to watch an entire episode.

    Eh? Eh?!

  • May 15, 2011 at 2:25 am

    Howard Stern is a piece of filthy hateful biased uninformed opinionated womanizing ridiculing annoying shit! The fact that he does not know who James is shows how uncultured his high horse has become. That being said James you should get a spot on his show and throw some of your witty lingo in his direction to open his butt fucking mind up to the idea of who half his audience actually truly appreciates as an entertainer. Fuck him and fuck his retarded ass ignorance. Peace.

  • May 15, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    Wow… Howard has really lost touch since moving to serius…

  • newbill316

    May 16, 2011 at 9:23 am

    “Hoo hoo…I invented video games, Robin. And nerds…and anger…I invented those too. Everybody’s ripping me off!”

    Howard is an irrelevant ass.

  • Strazdas

    May 16, 2011 at 10:04 am

    How can he dont know what AVGN is and be a radio god. the math doesnt add up.

  • ultimatebohab

    May 16, 2011 at 11:08 am

    O&A > Stern

  • May 16, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    Howard is the king, I love him, and James is awesome as well. Very cool

  • bryan1945

    May 17, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    Stern hasn’t been relevant for about 20 years. His ‘research staff’ stops at the Wikipedia page? “Is he a cartoon, does he dress up like Cinderella?” If it’s not naked or boobs, he has zero knowledge of it. Hey, what that big blue thing up there? It’s called the sky. Ugh.

  • May 18, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    I find reading everyone’s comments funny as hell. What is with the Nerd Rage people? The fact is this is significant, AVGN just got free advertisement, free publicity off Howard Stern. More people now know about James all because Howard ranted about him lol. Howard Stern talks shit about EVERYONE and a lot of it is him just being an ass to be an ass because that is what makes him a ton of $$$$. He got big by talking shit and a lot of it, he is the king of shock radio and because he knows exactly how to piss people off lol. Fact is Howard did James a huge favor, by putting his name out so for all you pissed off about it? Who gives a damn this is amazing publicity for James.

  • beema

    May 19, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    pfff the Nerd is totally real!

  • thrymm

    May 19, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    Took Stern this long because he’s off every other day, then on vacation for 25 weeks of the year. He used to be great when they actually did comedy bits, Billy West writing with Jackie, etc.

    On the other hand, with the listening base he still has, great publicity so happy for you James!!!

  • goldeneye007man

    May 19, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    fuck howard stern he likes little boys.ive been a cinemassacre fan since i picked up my first controller and will never stop watching!good luck with the movie:^)

  • AlirazaVideoGamesonYouTube

    May 20, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    it isn’t stern’s job to do research on pop culture that he isn’t interested in (gaming). there is a research guy and he sucks ass. he has no idea it is a real person? and i think that kim kardashian and her family may have made more than howard last year (the family made $66 million). it doesn’t matter how you make money. all that matters is what you make.

  • Deefmaster

    May 21, 2011 at 12:34 am

    If you didn’t hear Stern during the K-Rock days, you probably won’t understand the appeal.

  • killteck

    May 21, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    Stern = shit. He can shove his mic back up his ass!

  • Dolly Dagger

    May 22, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    Well, it is free publicity on a huge market for AVGN/James, so that’s a plus… but seriously Howard? If you’re going to play a pre-recorded clip on the air and talk about it for almost two straight minutes, you should know what you’re talking about.

    It’s called show prep, dude–every halfway decent radio personality knows that.

  • May 23, 2011 at 12:39 am

    James you are waaay more awesome than this douche. Keep on doing what you do πŸ˜€

  • Schloss Ritter

    July 21, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    Way to stay behind the times, Stern, douche.

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