Sour Shoes

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Sour Shoes
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Sour Shoes
Birth nameMichael DelCampo
Born (1974-06-06) June 6, 1974 (age 44)[1]
Baldwin, New York, U.S.
MediumComedian, radio, musician
Years active2003–present
Genresimpersonation, improvisational comedy, prank

Michael DelCampo, known professionally as Sour Shoes or Mike from Mahopac, is a radio personality known for his impersonations and song parodies.[2][3][4][5] Sour Shoes gained notoriety for calling into radio programs like The Howard Stern Show, and Mike and the Mad Dog. In a 2014 article, Rolling Stone referred to Sour Shoes as a musical genius[6] and he is often accepted into the formats of the shows that he pranks,[7][8] as in the case of Adam Carolla.[9]

Personal life[edit]

Sour Shoes grew up in Baldwin, New York and currently lives in Mahopac, New York.[10] DelCampo revealed he had to live in his car during his days at college.

DelCampo works with Autism Speaks helping autistic children.

Career[edit]

On June 5, 2003, DelCampo gained visibility as an comedic artist with his first appearance on The Howard Stern Show. According to the staff, Michael came to the station carrying instruments and skating on roller blades. Stern asked "What are you, a street musician?", to which he confirmed and carried on in an English accent and did impersonations of mostly singers. Stern found him odd but it was the rest of the staff that took favor in him, particularly K.C. Armstrong. Stern asked "Are you bi-polar?" He joked back, "I'm bi-coastal from Malibu to Mahopac."

By 2005, Sour Shoes became a regular on the Stern show, including doing song requests.

Comedy style[edit]

DelCampo's quick comedic stylings of voice and improvisation are reminiscent of a young Robin Williams.[11] Howard Stern has compared Sour Shoes to Rich Little.[12]

Noine and other phrases[edit]

DelCampo has popularized several catch phrases including "ooooo" and the word "noine", a mispronunciation of the word nine by Howard Stern producer Gary Dell'Abate, that his fans have since embraced in relation to the comedian.[13]

Notable impressions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "For the week of 08/10/2015 to 08/14/2015". Marksfriggin.com. Retrieved 2017-11-02.
  2. ^ "Howard Stern Creeped Out By Sour Shoes, But Loves It". 2paragraphs.com. 2015-08-11. Retrieved 2017-03-29.
  3. ^ "Howard Stern Gets a Call from Sour Shoes, Wack Packers". Empty Lighthouse Magazine. Retrieved 2017-03-29.
  4. ^ Robert Villa (2014-04-02). "Sourshoes Leads Us To the Great 'noine' List: Joe Torre, Wayne Gretzky & More". Elite Sports NY. Retrieved 2017-03-29.
  5. ^ Henn, George (2013-02-16). "The Score Hears: Mets on a mission from God?". NY Daily News. Retrieved 2017-03-29.
  6. ^ Greene, Andy (2014-02-01). "The 11 Greatest Moments From Howard Stern's 60th Birthday Bash". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2017-03-29.
  7. ^ "Jillian Barberie On Caitlyn Jenner, Managing Kylie & Kendall & More On Howard Stern". Empty Lighthouse Magazine. Retrieved 2017-03-29.
  8. ^ "Sour Shoes' Impression of Mad Dog On The Dan Patrick Show Is MONEY". Barstool Sports. 2016-03-31. Retrieved 2017-03-29.
  9. ^ "Sour Shoes Pranks Adam Carolla as Artie Lange for 20 Excruciating Minutes". Radio Gunk. 2017-03-25. Retrieved 2017-03-29.
  10. ^ "DelCampo Bio". Mike.sourshoes.biz. Retrieved 2017-03-29.
  11. ^ Mike Blake (2012-10-06). "Sour Shoes | WNYmedia Network". Wnymedia.net. Retrieved 2017-03-29.
  12. ^ "Audio: Sour Shoes Debuts New Impressions of Beetlejuice and Joey Boots". Howard Stern. Retrieved 2017-05-01.
  13. ^ https://www.howardstern.com/news/2017/3/7/sour-shoes-gary-dellabate-impression-inspires-noine-greatest-nines-tribute/
  14. ^ "Extra Mustard". Sports Illustrated. 2017-09-20. Retrieved 2017-11-09.
  15. ^ Augustine, Bernie (2017-03-08). "'Mike and the Mad Dog' 30 for 30 to debut at Tribeca". NY Daily News. Retrieved 2017-11-09.

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