Howard Stern Reveals ‘Torturous’ Time On ‘America’s Got Talent’: ‘I Hated Every Bit Of It’

Despite topping the summertime ratings and earning a salary reported at $15 million a season, Howard Stern found being on America’s Got Talent to be a “torturous”; experience, griping, “I hated every minute of it.”;

Of course, this will come to no surprise to listeners of his Sirius XM radio show, where he’s hilariously complained about AGT since he started, but he took his gripes to a whole new medium during last night’s appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

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As Stern explains, he decided to become a judge on the talent show because he was tickled by the idea that someone as controversial as him would be joining one of television’s most family-friendly shows.

“I thought it would be funny to go on a network television show,”; Stern tells Kimmel. “You know, here I am, Fart Man, and I would be on America’s Got Talent, and suddenly it would be interesting to see me juxtapose with a family show. And that was fun. But it was torturous. I hated every bit of it.”;

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Of course, what he really hated was how he saw himself look on television. “I thought, ‘Well, I’m going on network television. What I’m going to do is dress up.’ I went and bought $100,000 worth of wardrobe from John Varvatos. I really did. I invested in my wardrobe, I got a person to do my hair… I worked out, I decided to diet down to get thin.

“And then I turn on the TV each week and I wanna throw up. Because I’m putting in all of this work for my look, to look good, and after all of that work, I still look like a nightmare.”;

Even worse, he couldn’t stand seeing himself next to fellow judge Howie Mandel. “Here’s a guy, he has no hair, he’s in his 60s, and he’s better looking than I am after my $100,000 wardrobe. So the whole thing was rather depressing.”; WATCH:

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