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Artie Lange

Arthur Steven "Artie" Lange, Jr. (born October 11, 1967) is an American actor, comedian and radio personality best known for his tenures with the The Howard Stern Show and the comedy sketch series MADtv. Lange performed his first stand-up comedy routine at 19 years of age. He took up work as a longshoreman to help support his family, following the death of his quadriplegic father. In 1995, Lange starred in the first season of MADtv before leaving halfway through the second due to cocaine abuse and his subsequent arrest. After a period of rehabilitation, Lange featured in Dirty Work with Norm Macdonald, who brought Lange into the second season of his sitcom, The Norm Show. In 2001, Lange replaced Jackie Martling on The Howard Stern Show and stayed until late 2009, before a suicide attempt in early 2010 led to an eight-month stay in a psychiatric ward. Lange has released recordings of comedy performances – It's the Whiskey Talkin' (2004) and Jack and Coke (2009). He co-wrote, produced and starred in his film Artie Lange's Beer League in 2006, and co-wrote, with Anthony Bozza, the book Too Fat to Fish in 2008, which entered The New York Times Best Seller list at number one. In 2011,

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Artie Lange Plotting HUGE Radio/TV Comeback

Artie Lange
Plotting HUGE Radio/TV Comeback

Comedian Artie Lange is in serious talks to make a triumphant return to the airwaves after leaving "The Howard Stern Show" last year ... TMZ has learned.Sources with direct knowledge of the… READ MORE >

Artie Lange: I Would LOVE to Return to Howard Stern

Artie Lange:
I Would LOVE to Return to Howard Stern

Former "Howard Stern" radio star Artie Lange returned to the airwaves last night -- on a sports talk show -- telling fans that returning to his old job on Stern would be "the greatest thing… READ MORE >

- 1119 days ago
Artie Lange Pleads Guilty to DUI

Artie Lange
Pleads Guilty to DUI

We've learned comedian Artie Lange just pled guilty to one count driving under the influence of a habit-producing drug. Cops say Artie -- who was pulled over in Tom's River, NJ on July 10 -- had a… READ MORE >

- 1763 days ago
Artie Lange Pleads Not Guilty

Artie Lange
Pleads Not Guilty

Artie Lange just pled not guilty to driving under the influence.As we first reported, Lange was arrested on Friday after rear-ending another car in Toms River, NJ. Lange's lawyer says he passed an… READ MORE >

- 1841 days ago
Artie Lange Proclaims DUI Innocence

Artie Lange
Proclaims DUI Innocence

"Howard Stern Show" funnyman Artie Lange has been open about his battles with drugs and alcohol -- so when he says he wasn't drunk the day he was busted for DUI, we tend to believe him. Artie… READ MORE >

- 1843 days ago
Artie Lange Arrested for Suspicion of DUI

Artie Lange
Arrested for Suspicion of DUI

We've just learned Artie Lange was busted for suspicion of DUI moments ago in New Jersey.Law enforcement sources tell us the "Howard Stern Show" veteran was arrested about a half hour ago in Toms… READ MORE >

- 1845 days ago
Artie Lange -- In a Beer League of His Own

Artie Lange
In a Beer League of His Own

Reason #2,173 why Artie Lange rules: He can hand out directions, dole out his weight loss secret, give props to David Carradine and try to talk an oversharing guy's girlfriend out of a codeine… READ MORE >

- 1880 days ago
Artie Lange: I F***ed Jake Gyllenhaal's Face

Artie Lange:
I F***ed Jake Gyllenhaal's Face

No-holds-barred "Howard Stern Show" sidekick, Artie Lange, let loose some behind-the-scenes information on losing the lead role in "Brokeback Mountain" to Heath Ledger. Too soon? Not for Artie ...… READ MORE >

- 2369 days ago
Artie Lange -- How to Pick Up a Hot Waitress

Artie Lange
How to Pick Up a Hot Waitress

Artie Lange gave onlookers lessons on how to pick up one of the hot Las Vegas cocktail waitresses ... just sit and stare with your tongue out.TMZ snapped this photo of Artie from "The Howard Stern… READ MORE >

- 2387 days ago
Artie Lange: Coke? Booze? Lohan Should Be President!

Artie Lange:
Coke? Booze? Lohan Should Be President!

Screw rehab! Howard Stern's favorite right-hand boozehound, Artie Lange, thinks Lindsay Lohan should be hitting up the campaign trail! He might be on to something... // TMZ caught up with the… READ MORE >

- 2556 days ago

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