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Artie Lange
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Lange in September 2006
Birth name Arthur Steven Lange, Jr.
Born October 11, 1967 (1967-10-11) (age 42)
Livingston, New Jersey, U.S.
Medium Stand-up, television, film, radio
Nationality American
Years active 1987–present[1]
Genres Observational humor, improvisational comedy, sketch comedy, black comedy
Subject(s) Personal life, self-deprecation, human sexuality, pop culture, Italian American culture, professional sports, recreational drug use, drinking culture
Influences Howard Stern, John Belushi, Richard Pryor, George Carlin, Woody Allen, Bill Murray, Jackie Gleason, David Letterman,[2] Richard Lewis[3]
Notable works and roles Various characters on MADtv
Co-host of The Howard Stern Show
Cousin Mike on Rescue Me
Website artie-lange.com

Arthur Steven "Artie" Lange, Jr. (pronounced /ˈɑrti ˈlæŋ/; born October 11, 1967) is an American actor, comedian, radio personality and author. Lange is most notable for replacing Jackie Martling on The Howard Stern Show, and for being an original cast member of the sketch comedy series MADtv. Lange co-wrote a book with Anthony Bozza, titled Too Fat to Fish. It was released on November 11, 2008, and debuted at number one on the New York Times best-seller list on November 21, 2008.

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Early life

Lange was born at St. Barnabas Hospital in Livingston Township, New Jersey, and raised in Union Township. His mother, Judy (née Caprio), was a homemaker and his father, Arthur Sr., was a general contractor. Two weeks after he was born, his father went on trial for counterfeiting money, but was spared jail time out of the court's sympathy for his young son.[4] His family identified themselves as Italian-Americans. During a segment of The Howard Stern Show, Lange provided a blood sample which was taken to a laboratory for DNA testing. The results indicated that Lange was 25 percent American Indian. Lange said that his father's background was a "grey area."[5]

During high school, Lange excelled in baseball, becoming an All County third baseman, and spent his free time working with his father. On Friday October 18th 1985, his father fell from a ladder and broke his back, becoming quadriplegic.[6][7] Money soon became an issue within his family, and celebrities were contacted to donate items for them to auction. Howard Stern was the only one to respond, and sent them an autographed jacket in 1987, which sold for almost $2,000.[8] When talking about the donation on the air, Stern said, "Does this guy think that if he puts the jacket on he's going to walk again?" which Lange's father found funny.[6] His father died from an infection four-and-a-half years after the accident.[6][7][9]

Lange was arrested for attempted bank robbery. He claimed he was only trying to flirt with the teller by passing her a fake holdup note that said he was armed and demanding $50,000. However, the teller took it seriously and triggered a silent alarm. Lange had signed his name on the note. When he learned that the police were searching for him, he turned himself in. He was charged with disorderly conduct and sentenced to 25 hours of community service.[10][11]

As part of his probation, Lange attended the Connecticut School of Broadcasting from March to June 1987. Based on his work at the school, Lange was offered a radio job in Wyoming.[11] Instead of taking the job, he stayed in New Jersey and took up work as a longshoreman to help support his family.[12] It was around this time that, inspired by Richard Lewis, Lange first started doing stand-up comedy.[3] He eventually quit his job to focus full time on his comedy career.[12]

MADtv

In 1995, Lange landed a role as one of the original cast members of FOX's sketch comedy show MADtv. Lange had previous sketch comedy experience with the improv troupe "Live on Tape". Lange later attributed his hiring to the fact that he fit the John Belushi mold that was popular in sketch comedy.[13] His most popular recurring character on the show was "That's My White Mama".[14]

Among his impersonations on the show were Ed Harris, Ed McMahon, F. Lee Bailey, Joe Pesci, Larry Csonka, Newt Gingrich, Richard Karn, Roseanne Barr, Rosie O'Donnell, and Yasser Arafat.

Lange stated that his most degrading point of cocaine use occurred during a shooting of the MADtv sketch "Babewatch" (a parody of Babe and Baywatch), in which he played Babe the pig as a lifeguard. Because the sketch involved going through hours of make-up so as to transform the comedian into a pig, he snorted cocaine in his car in full pig make-up during a break in the shooting of the sketch. Upon returning from the shoot, he passed out in his hotel room, awakening to find he had defecated in his bed.[15] The cast and fanbase of The Howard Stern Show now refer to this incident as "The Pig Story." During the second season of MADtv, his stint with the show came to a dramatic end. After a cocaine binge, cast and crew members attempted to have an intervention for him. Lange fled the studio running through streets and backyards with his co-workers chasing after him. The chase ended in a supermarket, where he was arrested. Lange attempted to punch one of the police officers. He was sentenced to time served and probation.[14] Lange began psychiatric counseling and inpatient drug rehabilitation. However, the producers decided not to renew his contract for a third season.[16]

Lange would make cameo appearances on MADtv during the fifth and tenth seasons, including the final episode on FOX on May 16, 2009.[17] He also appeared on MADtv's rival show, Saturday Night Live, on the same day hosted by former SNL castmember Will Ferrell.

The Howard Stern Show

After Lange served a short jail term and a drug rehabilitation program, comedian Norm Macdonald, impressed by Lange's work on Mad TV, offered him a part in the 1998 movie Dirty Work. Lange credits Macdonald and director Bob Saget with rejuvenating his comedy career, leading to several more film appearances and a lucrative television development deal.[16] He then joined the cast of Macdonald's sitcom The Norm Show during its second season, staying until its cancellation the following year. Lange has since described this period as a personal high point, but a creative low point; he enjoyed being paid $35,000 an episode, sleeping late, and being in healthy physical shape as well as working amongst the cast, particularly with Macdonald, and Laurie Metcalf. However, he disliked the show itself, referring to the material as "ridiculously lame, easy jokes."[18]

Lange would appear with Macdonald as a guest on The Howard Stern Show three times from 1998 to 1999.[19][20][21] Following the departure of Jackie Martling, the show's head writer for 15 years in March 2001,[22] Stern announced a "Win Jackie's Money" contest, where various comedians would audition for Martling's seat by sitting in during shows. Those who sat in included Craig Gass, Doug Stanhope, Richard Jeni, Jim Florentine and Ron Zimmerman.[23] After the cancellation of The Norm Show in April, Lange would sit in for a number of shows between May and October, before beginning full time on October 26, 2001.[24] Since Lange joined the show, Stern has often teased him for his eating habits, gambling, drinking, drug use, and sleeping at work. Stern also makes a point to praise Lange's comedic talents; Lange had grown up listening to the show, and was a fan to the point of being able to recall obscure details from years ago on a regular basis. Stern and his staff have commented that Lange's life is a sort of perpetual adolescence; his mother delivers food parcels and cleans his apartment, he continually gorges himself on pizza, pancakes and other fattening foods, and his drunken binges are legendary among Stern fans.

In early June 2005, Lange missed four days of shows, prompting concerns of a possible relapse of past substance abuse.[25][26] The situation climaxed in Lange behaving strangely and belligerently on the air.[27] On July 27, he infamously sneered at Stern and the staff, "Artie's gotta do what Artie's gotta do!"[28][29] Lange then missed the next two days, writing his absence as stress from doing the radio show and filming his comedy film Artie Lange's Beer League.[30] The truth for his absence was revealed in a spontaneous revelation on September 21, 2006, in which Lange acknowledged that he had regularly snorted heroin.[31] He discussed past episodes of heroin use, beginning when he was a stand-up comedian and continuing until Beer League was set to begin shooting.[27] He then detailed his painful withdrawal of the drug, which included side effects of aching, cold sweats, shaking and vomiting. Lange recalled taking his telephone off the hook to avoid speaking to his mother, who ultimately intervened to help him recover.[31] Lange was threatened with legal action by producers of Beer League if he failed to show up for the first day of shooting, which led him to secure a home visit from a doctor who prescribed Subutex to alleviate his dependency.[27] Since starting the medicine, Lange has relapsed at least once.[citation needed]

In the days leading up to Stern's departure from terrestrial radio in December 2005, Lange revealed that he and show producer Gary Dell'Abate were approached by Infinity Broadcasting about replacing Stern with a show of their own. He claimed he was offered roughly $5 million to defect, but he and Dell'Abate claimed to have never given the offer much thought.

On April 10, 2008, Lange walked off the show after an on-air argument and subsequent outburst at his personal assistant, Teddy (during which, he mentioned that Teddy embarrassed him by referring to Bloomingdale's as "Bloomie's") resulting in a physical altercation.[32] Lange expressed his disdain for his assistant of nearly two years because of recent money issues. Later in the broadcast, Lange returned to apologize, and tender his resignation, which Stern accepted.

On April 21, 2008, Lange did return to the Howard Stern Show, following a scheduled one-week vacation hiatus for the cast members. He apologized for his behavior and took full responsibility. It was revealed that Sirius was allowing him to continue, but that another infraction would end his employment. Additionally, Lange explained that despite their on-air confrontation, he and Teddy will maintain their working relationship. As of December 2008, Teddy continues to work as road manager for Artie's out-of-town comedy appearances.

Lange has been on indefinite leave from the Howard Stern Show since December 12, 2009. Though no reason was initially given for his departure, Stern acknowledged on the air in January 2010 that Lange had attempted suicide.[33] Stern repeatedly praised Lange's contributions. Sirius XM Radio stated that Lange would be welcomed back to the Howard Stern show after his recovery.[34]

Other work

On November 11, 2008, Lange's first book, Too Fat to Fish, was released. The book is a collection of narrative episodes from throughout Lange's life, from his childhood to his recent USO trip to Afghanistan in July 2008. The foreword is written by Howard Stern.[35] The book debuted at number one on the New York Times bestseller list under hardcover non-fiction.[36] The softcover edition was released in June 2009 with a change to the back cover from the hardcover edition, and includes a bonus chapter.

On November 17, 2009, Lange released his first-ever CD, titled "Jack and Coke" via Shout! Factory. The 80-minute set was recorded live in New York City.

Personal life

Lange frequently discussed his on-again/off-again relationship with longtime girlfriend Dana Sironi of New Jersey, after they began dating in early spring 2002. Most of the couple's problems stemmed from Lange's lifestyle.[27] In mid-2006 Lange declared that the couple had officially broken up, for which Lange cited his heroin abuse as the primary reason. However, Lange announced on an early November 2006 Stern Show that he and Sironi were again together to some extent, but that the situation was a mystery even to him. The couple broke up in early 2007, but began dating again in December 2007. On January 29, 2008, Vinnie Favale, from The Late Show with David Letterman, accidentally e-mailed Sironi the itinerary for the night of Lange's appearance. The e-mail contained the details of the reservations Favale made for Lange and three Penthouse Pets at a hotel and the Penthouse club. The long-suffering couple have since parted ways. However, Sironi accompanied Lange to an appearance on the Letterman show in March 2009. On June 9, 2009, Lange stated on The Howard Stern Show that he is dating a girl named Adrianne whom he met in a tanning salon.

Lange remains very close to his family, which includes his sister Stacey, a successful corporate fashion designer,[37] and his mother Judy, who retired in March 2007 from a secretarial career.[38] He was raised Catholic though his father was an atheist, he has said that, like Howard Stern, he sincerely doubts the existence of God but is "afraid" to identify himself as an atheist in the event that he is wrong.

Politically, he has said he does not consider himself to be a "liberal", though he is pro-choice, a supporter of gay rights (despite his notorious penchant for gay jokes), and a supporter of unions due to his former career as a longshoreman. He has called President George W. Bush a "dolt" and voted for John Kerry in 2004 and Barack Obama in 2008. He initially supported the 2003 invasion of Iraq, but has since changed his mind. When documentarian Michael Moore visited The Howard Stern Show in 2007, Lange told him that he had changed some of his political opinions because of Moore's films.

He has indicated that his favorite band is The Who, although he is also a devotee of Bruce Springsteen and AC/DC. His favorite book is A Confederacy of Dunces. He considers comedian George Carlin to be the all-time greatest, and immediately said "it's easy to follow the funniest guy ever" when he appeared after Carlin as a guest during his first talk show appearance on The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn.[39] He has been critical of the "unbelievably positive press" given to comedians such as Jon Stewart and Ricky Gervais, while acknowledging their talents, feeling that their acclaim approaches hyperbole.

On June 15, 2009, Lange made a controversial appearance on HBO's Joe Buck Live.[40][41][42][43] Lange made several obscene and derogatory comments directed towards homosexuals and even to Joe Buck himself. At one point Ross Greenburg, HBO Sports President, said Lange "bordered on bad taste" with his "mean-spirited" tone. However, on the June 16, 2009 Howard Stern Show, Artie claimed Greenburg told him, "If [fellow panelists] Paul Rudd and Jason Sudeikis get boring, you go nuts." His attitude and remarks caused Joe Buck to thank Artie for being on the first and last taping of his show. Lange would soon after the show aired apologize for his behavior. HBO also issued a formal apology. Though Buck himself called it a "disaster," he made the record clear that he was not as offended as the press originally thought. The incident made TIME's list of "Top 10 Awkward Moments of 2009".[44] Lange made a cameo appearance in the second episode of the show which aired on September 22, 2009.[45]

Health

During a Stern Show weight loss competition, Lange was the only contestant to gain weight. He has also been asked to appear on Celebrity Fit Club for each of the show's four seasons, but has declined every time, due to his commitment to "The Stern Show."

In May 2004, Las Vegas station KLAS-TV reported him dead. At the time of the announcement, they were on the air doing a live show from Las Vegas which made the call that much greater as they brought up the TV sound to the live Stern show feed for all to hear that had attended the show that day. The story turned out to be a prank executed by Stern Show regular caller Captain Janks.

The website [artielangedeathwatch.com] was started to predict when Lange would die if he continues this lifestyle. Before discontinuing updates, the site projected that he would die at age 53.[46] The site resulted in Lange being turned down for special life insurance, when the company came across it.[47] During the Comedy Central Roast of William Shatner in 2006, octogenarian Betty White quipped that she would outlive Lange.

After his break up with Sironi, Lange gained well over 100 lb (45 kg); on March 3, 2008, it was determined on The Howard Stern Show that he had reached 295 lb (134 kg).

Also in September 2007, Lange gave details of his experiences with sleep apnea. Lange claims that he has awoken in the middle of the night to use the bathroom and has fallen asleep while sitting on the toilet.[citation needed]

Lange was tested by Jon Hein for Type-2 diabetes on October 24 on the Howard Stern show, and discovered his blood sugar was at 238. The next day on the show, Lange stated his mother took him to see a doctor and was tested for diabetes. The tests came back negative and he stated his blood pressure was normal. The doctor, however, was very concerned with the speed that Lange has gained so much weight and suggested he go on a diet to save his heart. After this incident, Lange began a moderate diet. Staff members commented that he looked "less bloated."[citation needed]

On November 1, 2007, Lange revealed on-air that he had taken a tablet of Subutex and was feeling slightly high. Howard insisted it was because of his new diet. Less than an hour after feeling the effects of Subutex, Lange threw two objects, one of which was a CD case, in a fit of rage at cast member Sal the Stockbroker; the two were not on speaking terms after a heated argument that they had the day before along with Richard Christy. Lange became frustrated once Sal and Richard attempted to amend the situation with an apology he found to be "phony". Lange would soon afterwards apologize to Sal, admitting that he overreacted and "crossed a line [he] never thought [he] would" and would make up with Sal and Richard one week later on November 8.

A picture on the November 7, 2007 was revealed on air from the previous day when Lange was photographed holding a McDonald's bag and drink. Lange called in sick the next day — blaming his "diet" for his illness — and the cast teased him anyway.

On August 6, 2008, Lange claimed to have begun an intensive outpatient rehab program after missing the Comedy Central Roast of Bob Saget.[48] On the August 11 airing of the show Lange admitted to having been back on heroin for the past 7 weeks. He stated that he had gotten drunk playing pool and was offered the heroin by someone at the pool-hall.[49] Comedian Richard Lewis recommended a therapist to Lange.

Lange missed work on December 2 and 3, 2008, due to self-described "general discomfort" and "painful vomiting," causing concern that Lange was having a relapse in his heroin addiction. On December 4, Lange said his doctor believed the symptoms may be the manifestation of a bleeding ulcer.

On the December 8, 2008 show, Lange admitted that he lied about intensive outpatient rehab, and had only gone to the therapist twice, not even making it through the end of the second session. This resulted in the now-familiar fear that he was back in trouble with heroin, pills, and/or alcohol.[50]

On the June 17, 2009, episode of The Adam Carolla Podcast, Lange revealed that he had been sober for two and a half months, had lost 45 pounds and hoped to lose 45 more.[51]

On the August 10, 2009 show, Howard Stern noticed Lange's weight loss. Lange then confirmed that his current weight is 230 lb and that he wishes to continue in his endeavor to lose more weight.[52]

According to news and police sources, Artie Lange repeatedly stabbed himself in the abdomen with a kitchen knife in an attempt to take his own life on January 2, 2010. Found on the floor of his waterfront home by his mother, Lange was taken to Jersey City Medical Center where doctors cleaned nine abdominal knife wounds and operated.[53] He was released from the hospital on January 9.[54] Sirius XM Radio stated that Lange would be welcomed back to the Howard Stern show after his recovery.[34]

Giving a brief on-air update on Artie's health and state of mind, Howard Stern mentioned during the March 4, 2010 show that Artie called him two days prior and " sounded really good...he's been sober for 54 days now and is going to meetings and doing his stuff."

Filmography

Year Title Role Other notes
2009 Artie Lange: Jack and Coke Himself Stand-up DVD
2007 Entourage Scott Segil Ad-libbed Leslie Bibb's ass bite
2006 Rescue Me Mike - Lou's cousin TV series
Artie Lange's Beer League Artie DeVanzo
Fox Sports' 2006 World Series coverage Himself TV - promos alongside Jerry Stiller
Supertwink The Plumber On Demand Film
2005 Waltzing Anna Jacob Kline Film
2004 Game Over Turbo voice; TV series
Artie Lange: It's the Whiskey Talkin' Himself Stand-up DVD
A Piece of My Heart Lenny Steinberg
2003 Elf Fake Santa
Mail Order Bride Tommy Jackie Martling also stars but they do not appear together
Old School Booker
2002 Boat Trip Brian Refused to kiss co-star Will Ferrell
2001 Gameday Artie short, featured as extra on Artie Lange: It's the Whiskey Talkin'
Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday the Thirteenth Swim Coach Hasselhoff
1999 The Norm Show Artie Henderson TV series; once smoked pot with Peter Boyle behind a The West Wing set on the Warner Bros. Studios lot
The Bachelor Marco
Mystery Men Big Red
Lost & Found Wally
The 4th Floor Jerry
Puppet Alexie
1998 Dirty Work Sam McKenna
1996 Jerry Maguire Sports radio host scene deleted; Tom Cruise yelled at him[14]
1995 MADtv various TV series

Roles lost

Lange auditioned for the role of Milton in Office Space, and for a role in Mike Judge's film Idiocracy, he lost both roles to Stephen Root.[55] Lange auditioned for Paul Giamatti's role in Man on the Moon. He also auditioned for the role of Nick Volpe (Wass Stevens was ultimately cast) in the 2008 film The Wrestler. During a December 18, 2008 call to The Howard Stern Show, director Darren Aronofsky, a stand-up comedy fan, stated he was impressed by Lange's acting but felt his celebrity would be distracting to the audience; Stern, who said it was his favorite movie of the year, agreed with this assessment.

See also

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Preceded by
Jackie Martling
1986-2001
The Howard Stern Show
2001-2009
Succeeded by
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