Roger Goodell’s somber press conference today addressing the NFL’s ineptitude in dealing with domestic violence cases was interrupted by the shrill voice of a man screaming “Don’t take me to an elevator!”
Turns out the prankster is Howard Stern writer Benjy Bronk, who has a history of similar stunts.
“What are you doing!?” Bronk screamed. “Don’t let me go in an elevator! Don’t take me to an elevator! Please! Don’t take me to an elevator.”
The elevator theme is an apparent reference to the Ray Rice video, in which he punches out his then-fiancee.
Goodell and the NFL’s mishandling of Rice’s punishment was finally addressed by today’s press conference.
Here’s what you need to know about him.
1. He Crashed Weiner’s Press Conference Too
“Will you maintain your hot physique and smooth sexy chest?” Bronk shouted while heckling the sexting politician Anthony Weiner as he announced his resignation in 2011.
“Are you more than seven inches!?” he persisted.
After that incident, he responded with this tweet:
I asked questions, but I wasnt guy who called Weiner a pervert, I was going for comedy not to make moral judgements #weinergate
— Benjy Bronk (@bronk) June 17, 2011
2. He’s Been With Howard Stern Since 1998
Bronk started as an intern in 1998, when he was 31.
On the show’s site, he wrote his own bio, including, “Howard loves Benjy so much that he requests Benjy sit within 10 feet of him and they actually share the same air. Sometimes Howard’s particles accidentally reach Benjy, improving Benjy’s health and spirituality for several days.”
After the Weiner debacle, Stern went on air saying that he does not send Bronk out to do stunts.
3. He’s in ‘Sharknado 2’
Watch the clip above for his cameo in the film.
4. He Dates a Writer on ‘Stern’
two watermelons pic.twitter.com/0YQDEaO02T
— Benjy Bronk (@bronk) September 13, 2014
He’s dating Elisa Jordan, who also writes for the show.
On the show’s site, he wrote, “Benjy is deeply committed to his girlfriend, part-time puppeteer, and religious fanatic Elisa Jordan, so back off ladies.”
Watch them posing on the streets of New York in the clip below.
5. He Was Given a Prostate Exam By Perez
The shock jock had made a bet with Bronk that he couldn’t lose weight. He didn’t and Hilton ended the bet by anally probing him on air.
Hilton began by kissing Bronk’s neck, fondling his chest, and then, with the help of some lube and a rubber glove, he went in for the main event. Bronk screamed for most of the three minutes he was required to have another man’s finger inside his rectum but much of the screaming appeared to be shtick.