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The Best Ever Howard Stern Interviews

Updated July 9, 2019 29.2k votes 5.8k voters 701.5k views99 items

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The best ever Howard Stern interviews include several riveting segments featuring famous people revealing deep, dark secrets. What are the best Howard Stern interviews? Sometimes, they're just being funny, or Howard's totally making fun of them (or all of the above). What are the best Howard Stern celebrity interviews of all time? This list includes some of the most awesome interviews Howard Stern's ever conducted. It includes A-list celebrities, musicians, talk show hosts, and moguls. Who do you think is the best ever Howard Stern interview? Vote for your favorites. This list is far from complete - so feel free to add new interviewees to this Howard Stern guest list. 

After decades on air, Howard Stern has basically seen (and heard) it all. Stern fans know that some of the greatest Stern interviews happen when celebrities reveal way more than they intended to. Year after year, Stern listeners are treated to shocking revelations from the rich and famous, whether it's discussing freakishly strange illnesses (Marilu Henner), divorces (Adrianne Curry), crazy escapades (Charlie Sheen, Denise Richards), or past drug addictions (Lady Gaga).

Some of the best ever Howard Stern interviews are spontaneous, too. Case in point: Courteney Cox's decision to show up (unannounced) to the Stern show during her estranged hubby David Arquette's interview and discuss (very openly) the state of their failing marriage. The best Howard Stern interviews are those, like Cox/Arquette, that reveal something interesting about the guest. These Howard Stern celebrity interviews are like no other talk show experience.

What is the best Howard Stern interview? This list includes the best celebrity interviews/segments on Howard Stern's show. For more great Stern-related info, check out these lists of the best frequent Howard Stern guests, the funniest Howard Stern Wack Packers and the most irritating Stern Show regulars.

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    Wilmer Valderrama is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Ever Howard Stern Interviews
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    Chris Rock is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Ever Howard Stern Interviews
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    Chris Rock

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    Joan Rivers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Ever Howard Stern Interviews
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    Joan Rivers

    Dec. at 81 (1933-2014)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Joan Alexandra Molinsky (June 8, 1933 – September 4, 2014), known professionally as Joan... more on Wikipedia
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    Rodney Dangerfield is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Ever Howard Stern Interviews
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    Rodney Dangerfield

    Dec. at 83 (1921-2004)

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    Lady Gaga is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Ever Howard Stern Interviews
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    Age: 34

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

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    Artie Lange is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Ever Howard Stern Interviews
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    Sam Kinison is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Ever Howard Stern Interviews
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    Sam Kinison

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    Jim Breuer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Ever Howard Stern Interviews
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    Jim Breuer

    Age: 53

    BirthplaceValley Stream, New York, United States of America

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    Norm Macdonald is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Ever Howard Stern Interviews
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    BirthplaceCanada, Quebec City

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    Bill Murray is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Ever Howard Stern Interviews
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    BirthplaceWilmette, Illinois, United States of America

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    Seth Rogen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Ever Howard Stern Interviews
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    Seth Rogen

    Age: 38

    BirthplaceVancouver, Canada

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    Henry Hill is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Ever Howard Stern Interviews
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    Henry Hill

    Dec. at 69 (1943-2012)

    BirthplaceBrownsville, New York City, New York, United States of America

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    Billy Joel is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Ever Howard Stern Interviews
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    Billy Joel

    Age: 71

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

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    Louis C.K. is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Ever Howard Stern Interviews
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    Louis C.K.

    Age: 53

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., United States of America

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    David Spade is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Ever Howard Stern Interviews
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    BirthplaceBirmingham, Michigan, United States of America

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    Brian Cranston is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Ever Howard Stern Interviews
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    BirthplaceCanoga Park, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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    Richard Simmons is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Ever Howard Stern Interviews
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    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

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    Denise Richards is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Ever Howard Stern Interviews
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    BirthplaceDowners Grove, Illinois, USA

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    John Goodman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Ever Howard Stern Interviews
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    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

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    Sacha Baron Cohen is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Ever Howard Stern Interviews
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    BirthplaceHammersmith, London, United Kingdom

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    Willie Nelson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Ever Howard Stern Interviews
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    Jesse Ventura is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Ever Howard Stern Interviews
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    Robert Duvall is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Ever Howard Stern Interviews
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    Paul McCartney is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Ever Howard Stern Interviews
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    BirthplaceWalton, Liverpool, United Kingdom

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    Jonah Hill is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Ever Howard Stern Interviews
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    Jonah Hill

    Age: 36

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

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