Back in March of 2006, the Howard Stern Show hosted one of the most bizarre celebrity roasts of all time – that of Imperial Wizard and Grand Dragon of the “Invisible Empire, Knights of the Ku Klux Klan” – Daniel Carver.
A regular on the program for several years, Carver was even profiled by Rolling Stone as one of the “Sixteen People In Howard Stern’s Universe, From Robin Quivers to Crackhead Bob.”
Rolling Stone wrote that:
A part of the show since the mid-1980s, Carver seems unaware that Stern has him on the show to mock his beliefs. At one point he was reviewing movies for the show, giving films like Beloved and Don’t Be A Menace To South Central While Drinking Your Juice In The Hood a rating of one to four flaming crosses.
NBC’s Today Show wrote of Carter’s membership in Stern’s Wack-Pack:
What’s his deal: Redneck racist and alleged Kleagle in the Ku Klux Klan.
What’s his schtick: Serious about his hatred, but takes the endless teasing and ridicule from Stern crew in stride. Catch phrase: “Wake up white people!”Former Stern-show movie critic, used burning crosses as his ratings system.
The infamous “white pride” website Storm Front had a lengthy discussion on their forum about Carver’s involvement with the Howard Stern Show as well as of the roast in April of 2009. Why the three year delay? Who knows. Maybe it takes that long to permeate the walls of hatred and racism.
Back in 2012, Liberals Unite was able to trace a threatening and racist phone message back to Carver that was left on the answering machine of the Wake Country Democratic Party.
Getting back to the roast, in March of 2006 Howard Stern hosted his Celebrity Roast for Carver, starring a lineup of the top comics in the country at the time (at least according to Stern), taking turns mocking Carver. While the show proved not to be the most humorous of roasts, it was certainly one of more memorable and bizarre events in the history of the show.
Without further ado, we bring you the roast in its entirety. Fasten your seatbelts folks, it’s going to be a bumpy – if not humorous – ride.
p.s. We have also included a shorter version showing a few of the highlights of the roast at the bottom of the page.