There is no debate, Howard Stern has dominated the radio market in the last ten plus years. This film shows how he got to that spot, taking us through the process by which he discovered what people really wanted to hear, and the challenges he faced along the way. You really do not need to be a fan of Stern to appreciate this funny and informative movie. And let's get real; when Stern was on free radio, a lot of those that hated him listened to him even more than those that liked him. As they put it in the movie, haters also wanted to know what he was going to say next!
I was really surprised to see how good a job Howard did with his acting, and Robin Quivers and Fred Norris, who also play their real personas in the film, did not lag behind at all. This trio delivers laughs-a-plenty, and shows why so many people love them. The bit in which they use the fill-in the blank competition is priceless, and will have you rolling on the floor laughing. Especially when you see Kenny (pig vomit), the program director at NBC, go berserk over what he was hearing on air. I have to stop here and comment on how Giamatti, who played the role of "pig vomit", shows his great skills for acting, and you can see that he had those skills way before his success with "Sideways".
The film portrays Stern's wife, Allison, as his muse and object of desire. Everything he does is for her. Too bad they got divorced following this production, but this does not spoil any of the fun. If you are looking to have a good time, with some politically incorrect and over-the-top humor, and do not mind a little nudity, you have a winner in this one.