Shabooty Interview Series: JD Harmeyer (Howard Stern Show)
, now permanent fixture as the Tivo guy of “The Howard Stern Show”; in a piece I call: “From 25 year old Virgin to Swervin’ -in the fast lane with Stern at 25mph in a 15zone” (excuse the bad pun).
His name is Jamie but Stern gave him the name JD since it’s more ‘hipper’ and when you are a “V” you gotta be “with it” and hip to the bone)
If you don’t know, JD works on the Howard Stern Show as their “TIVO Guy”…he TiVO’s a shiet load of stuff and basically pulls clips for Howard. He’s probably the most famous virgin outside of let’s say… the multiplayer online gaming realm. He’s like “Napoleon Dynamite” except if his penis was a stick of dynamite…the fuse never got lit - I KIDD I KIDD…
not all of my questions were answered, but I’ll still post a few of the unanswered ones cause I thought they were funny. actually, I apologize, the one I thought was unanswered -I actually forgot to ask. :) ENJOY:::
Q. Hello J.D. …so how often are you recognized on the street?
A. i’m hardly recognized. I’m hardly on air or on the e show. i like to stay behind the scenes. i get really nervous on the air. the two times i have been recognized was once by this guy selling his rap cd on the street, it was shortly after an e show with me in it aired. the other time was in vegas at the circle bar. some black guy was trying to tell me how i should be more outgoing with the ladies and what not….something to that effect. no ladies unfortunately.
Q. Do you mind being called a virgin? (you’ve embraced it right?)
A. it’s not something i love being brought up over and over again on a daily basis but yes, i have embraced the ‘virgin’ title.
Q. if howard hooked you up with a ‘date’ with a hot pornstar would you do her err it?
A. yes….and no.
would i do it if the girl was somewhat interested and it was off camera, without it being some e show, sure, why not.
but if it was purely as a bit, i don’t think so. i do have aspirations to be a filmmaker so i have this weird notion that if i get into those things, i won’t be taken as seriously or i’ll be denied opportunties because of it. but more then that, i do have parents and grandparents, and various other family members who find out EVERYTHING that happens if it involves me and the show. and i wouldn’t stop hearing it for years if i did something like that so, it’s not worth the hassle.
Q. would you join scientology to date a hot movie star?
A. don’t think so.
Q. is it distracting working with all of those savory interns?
A. well, since my work area is away from the office and i really don’t deal with interns all that much, not really.
Q. what are the chances of you doing a groupie on the Howard Stern fairwell tour? by groupie I mean really hot -super fan-/slash groupie.
A. if she were up for it, 100 percent
Q. do you think when you lose your virginity you are gonna go wild and do as many chicks as possible?
A. we’ll see. something tells me no, but, we’ll see when the time comes.
Q. who’s hotter, paris, nicole, or lindsay?
A. i don’t find any of them hot at all.
Q. who would you say is the hottest guest on the show that you layed eyes on?
A. this is tough. i don’t really deal with guests and the only time i sort of see them is if i’m out in the hall when they’re doing the e post interview. i do remember this one time, they were wanting to send me to some course out in vegas on how to be a ladies man, and the smartest stripper competition was going on, and they brought one of the scores strippers in to act like i’m hitting on her. she was pretty hot. I’m just gonna stick with that because there’s been lots of hot girls that have walked through and i’m totally blanking right now.
Q. who’s makeover do you think was more drastic…yours or richard christy?
A. if you mean drastic as in who needed it more….i don’t know. i love richard, that’s my boy. he looks great now. i look back on my makeover and wish i could apologize over and over for it to everyone involved: beth, doug, howard, everyone. i was so not wanting to be involved with a makeover that i’m sure i came off as a total douce on the e show and…i don’t know. it’s a whole self image thing. a makeover means that you look so terrible, you need help. and i have self image problems enough, i wasn’t up for it being pointed out to millions of people that i look terrible. but i understand everyone was trying to help me, and I definitely learned some things from beth that i still use today…amazing enough.
Q. out of all of the things that you made over/changed your look which was the biggest deal do you think? (like: hair/teeth etc).-what was the crucialest.
A. the biggest deal, my teeth. they are my worst feature. and i try to not show them a lot in pictures and stuff. and then we had the whole teeth whitening thing where…voila. there they are, full on display.
Q. What are your favorite reality shows?
A. howard stern e show of course, project greenlight, film school on ifc…those are about the only ‘reality shows’ i watch. i can’t think of any others at the moment
Q. Is it annoying to have to sit through really crappy shows just to have to pull a 15second clip from it?
A. Yes…but if that 15 second clip is golden, like the tazer clip from ‘cops’…or the 9/11 j-lo story from ‘good day live’….it’s all worth it.
Q. What time do you have to get up to be at work on time?
and is that the hardest part of the job (getting there).
A. i try to get to work before 1am. the train incident definitely has me freaked out at riding in the middle of the night, but also, i share a studio with someone so it gives me more time to watch stuff, pull stuff, whatever i have to do and makes it easier for everyone. and yes, the train ride getting there is DEFINITELY the hardest part about the job.
Q. I take it you will be around when everyone moves to Sirius?
A. My fingers are crossed.
Q. Did they give you a Sirius reciever/subscription yet?
A. it was a christmas gift from howard.
Q. What will you miss most about KROCK?
Q. We all know how cheap Tom is…is there catering there?
A. no catering at k-rock. sometimes sponsors will leave food but, that’s about it.
Q. Who’s your favorite person on the show -in terms of off the air?
A. if we’re talking…ON the show, i’ve hung out with richard christy and think he’s hilarious. i love jason kaplan and will murray. hell, I love everyone. e guys-brian, brawn, depace, gregg, art, richie wilson. alright, i’m just gonna stop naming names, but i do love everyone. yes, even scott the engineer
Q. Who gets under your skin the most?
A. the person i share my studio with.
Q. Are the interns cock teases?
Q. How was your experience at Scores–you’ve been right?
A. of course i’ve been. and i cannot say one bad thing has happened to me at Scores. it is heaven on earth. lonnie hanover is the man. and i suggest anyone and everyone go to a scores near you asap.
Q. Would you give up the job and take the bigger bucks to say… be an announcer for a late night show?
A. no. i’m EXTREMELY loyal to the show.
Q. Were you a big HS Show fan before you worked there?
A. most definitely
Q. Who did you vote for last election?
A. john kerry
Q. If virgins could give advice, what would you say to everyone out there? (btw they can -I was just kidding) :)
A. my advice: don’t listen to me
Q. If you were given the opportunity, might we be seeing the JD Show on Sirus on one of Howard’s channel’s?
A. i doubt it but i’ll never say never. I’m too into wanting to be a filmmaker right now.
Q. and finally, Dead Air Dave said you sound funny… your response? (or maybe he just said everything out of your mouth via its paralanguage is funny)
A. i love dead air dave. “jack mehoffer”
Q. also, so this is a pretty exclusive interview eh? how many have you done prior?
A. i wouldn’t necessarily call this an ‘exclusive’. i mean, who am I? but hey, if its an exclusive to you, whatever floats your boat. i have not done any interviews before and doubt i’ll really do anymore anytime soon…unless it’ll hook me up with some hot chicks.
POST-COMMENTS BY ME: so you heard it here first… Time Mag if you wanna interview this aspiring movie maker, stern show staff member -make the reporter a hot chick with much fur-burgerage showing.
Here’s the jokingly question I forgot to ask:
so was the closest you got to losing your virginity was when you got mugged for your cd-player on the subway lol…?
(I only laugh cause Howard ended up giving him an iPod after he heard the story—)
here were my pre-interview conceptions:
that kid lives in a bubble… a never popped cherry like bubble …but I have to say, I should stop joking… I can see what Stern sees in him… he’s a good guy. I think it’s inevitable that he’s gonna step his game up and then he’s gonna have chicks giving up flying rimjobs in no time. (caption contest reference).
laugh, sigh -yeah, I remember when I went through a JD-like phase..I think I was too shy to ask a girl for her playdough in kindergarden. j/k. —I actually was a shy guy too…
and you know what happened to me…that hopefully will happen to JD?
I said to myself you know what–fuck all of that- you live once so there’s no point in being shy- just gotta stick your chest out and be proud. and not give a fuck. that and get a girl high off cat tranquilizer. :)
I would like to thank JD/JAMIE for the interview… this is the 3rd in the shab00ty’s madness interview series!..
To read more about JD’s mentions/appearances on the Howard Stern Show, go here.
All you Stern fans and new fans of JD, feel free to leave comments… and if any chicks out there want to holla at JD let me know, I’ll pass along your panties.