Lou’s Dropping Names With His Celebrity Photos
I thought I would start with a photo I knew none of you had ever seen before. Here's me with Gerry Cooney:
Cooney was a boxer. "The Great White Hope," as he was called, had a better career than he gets credit for. Cooney's most notable fights included Ken Norton, Larry Holmes, George Foreman and Michael Spinks. I was about 12-years-old when I met him in Florida (Florida you say?). Gerry was very impressed with me. especially my shirt.
Hey there's me interviewing Dee Snider on a red carpet back when I thought I was gonna be Ryan Seacrest. That was a fun night and I would not have been there without the love and support of my friends from ZO2.
Speaking of ZO2, here I am with the late, great David Z. He, Paulie Z and Joey Cassata were real good to me coming up. We did a few projects together over the years and I still stay in touch with Joey.
Wresting LEGEND Rowdy Roddy Piper stopped into the studio years ago.
I asked him to punch me, he said "No, you will die." Instead he cut the blood flow off to my brain and I passed out. True story. He was my favorite wrestler growing up and I'm glad I have the story even if it cost me brain cells.
Sig Hansen of "Deadliest Catch" fame came to Danbury and I was asked to MC and a Q & A with him. We met, drank way too much vodka before the show and went on stage.
Sig and I hit it off. A few months later, he asked me to be the MC for the Northeast leg of the "Deadliest Catch" speaking tour. We would do two shows in Jersey, one in Long Island and another in Niagara Falls.
There's Andy Hillstrand to my direct right, Jon Hillstrand to his right and of course Sig. Those cups did not have water in them before, during or after the show. We had great fun, I have great stories.
Hey, next time you see me don't forget to ask me what happened in Asbury Park, NJ or about how I threw up backstage in Long Island.
Ethan Carey, Eddie Money, Pam Brooks, Lou Milano & Jesse Money. This story will go in my autobiography one day.
Brett Michaels backstage at the Ridgefield Playhouse. Ethan and I interviewed him earlier that morning. This allowed me to cut the line to meet him and pissed off a lot of women whop were already breathing heavily.
Yankee legend Bernie Williams with me, my oldest son Louis and my Dad looking like a weirdo on the right. I think this is one of the great moments of my dads life. It was also the first of many encounters between Bernie and I. Did I ever tell you about my walk off single against Bernie's team to win the game in Ridgefield? No, just ask me some time.
That's Hollywood actor David Arquette on the right. He was a very nice guy. This would take way too long to explain.
Ethan and I with Joe Bouchard (original member of Blue Oyster Cult) & Mark Rivera (Billy Joel's sax player)
"Ya know what dude!?" That's Comedian Robert Kelly. He's my favorite living comedian and part time therapist. He doesn't like hearing that my favorite all time comedian was Patrice O'Neal.
The little guy is comedian Rich Vos we were shooting a reality show that in all reality never ended up on TV. Vos is an Ethan and Lou regular. This for some reason is the only picture I have with him. He moves way to often to get photos.
Another Ethan and Lou regular Jim Florentine in the middle of the action.
Comedian Joey Kola live at Camping for Cans with us. I think this is the day he stole my "nip it" joke.
Comedian Mitch Fatel and his lovely wife Jess before they were married.
The late comedian Ralphie May. My face hurt from laughing by the end of that show.
Lisa Lampanelli "The Queen of Mean" Now she is nice, still funny but spends most of her time out doing speeches that inspire and empower women.
RC Smith, the top of his head at least. The unofficial 3rd member of the Ethan and Lou show and the former warm up comic for "The Chew."
Here's one of his whole head. You may not remember this but he was also the co-host of the Smith & Milano podcast. Episodes still available on Itunes.
Yankees fans know this guy..Jimmy Leyritz. This was actually my second time interviewing him. I also interviewed him years ago at a place called "Goodfella's Pizza."
Yeah there is the gang with Dustin Diamond. You may remember him as "Screech" from Saved By the Bell.
Back in the day we used to go and interview Paul Teutel Sr. at Orange County Choppers once a year.
This was that awkward time period when he and his son Jr. were feuding for the whole world to see on TV. It made for great radio because Paul held nothing back.
Celebrity NYC realtor Kirk Rundhaug and I shooting a scene for "Deer Hill Avenue." It was a pilot for a TV show that did not end up getting on TV but we had a blast.
What are your encounters with celebs/notable humans. Share your photos with us.
P.S. Mayor Mark would be upset if I left him out. I waited till the end just to break his stones.