Baba Booey! Baba Booey! Nerdist Channel! Baba Booey!
by Perry Michael Simon on June 5, 2012
You know Gary as the long-suffering producer of Howard Stern’s radio show, but there’s a lot more to him, and that’s what the new Nerdist Channel show They Call Me Baba Booey will be all about. Did you know that Gary has written extensively on audio and video gadgets and equipment for Sound and Video Magazine? Or maybe you’ve heard him show off his knowledge of pop culture trivia in those “Stump the Booey” segments on Howard’s show. That’s all going into the new series, which will feature Gary holding forth on the best new products, gadgets, and apps and on pop culture arcana from his own “man cave.”
The show’s being produced by Broadway Video Entertainment along with Nerdist Industries, and they’ve sent out a press release about it that includes a quote from Gary, who said, “I am very happy to be a part of the Nerdist family and channeling my inner geek with everyone there, and I am even more excited to join Chris Hardwick and Team Nerdist’s bowling team!,” and from Chris Hardwick, who noted, “In Gary’s other job, he is ridiculed for being an audiophile and a tech head. BUT NOT HERE AT NERDIST! We welcome him to our nerdly fold to work amongst his own kind, like Professor X welcoming a young mutant to the Xavier Institute.”
But wait, you say, didn’t Gary write a book? And wasn’t that book also called They Call Me Baba Booey? Why, yes, yes, he did. And to celebrate the launch of the new show, Nerdist News has three autographed copies to give away. You wanna win? The drill’s the same as with all the other Nerdist News contests we’ve featured: Click here to enter. Fill in your name and email and hit “Go” and you’re done (and if you’re not yet a subscriber to the Nerdist News email newsletter, entering will fix that right quick). The official rules are on that page, and the contest ends on June 12, 2012. So go enter, then keep an eye on the Nerdist Channel for the debut of They Call Me Baba Booey, coming soon. (And if you want to make sure you don’t miss it, click here and subscribe to the Nerdist Channel)