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Artie Lange

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Arthur Steven Lange grew up a child of a middle class family in Union, New Jersey. At Union High School, Lange excelled in baseball, becoming an All County third baseman. Working long afternoons with his loving contractor father, Artie developed a comical view of social classes, and his place in life as a barrel-chested Italian boy. After Artie completed high school, his father, who was a cable installer, fell off a roof and became a quadriplegic. Artie changed his college plans to be near his family, taking up odd jobs as a clerk, laborer and cab driver. After his fathers' death four years later, Artie quit his Port of Newark longshoreman's' job to play his first gig at New York's Improv in Hell's Kitchen. Gaining steadying success Artie pursued sketch comedy, helping to create the popular improvisation group, "Live On Tape". Doing improvisation landed Artie his major break. He was cast as an original member of Fox's MADtv in 1995. Hollywood success would bring down the comic with substance abuse and a possession for cocaine arrest. Mad TV fired him in 1997. After rehab, depression and a 40-pound weight gain, Lange found himself out of work until Saturday Night Livecomedian Norm MacDonald remembered him. Lange played MacDonald's sidekick in both Dirty Work and ABC's Norm. As a guest during a promotional tour with MacDonald,Howard Stern first heard and liked Lange. Years before, Artie and his father listened daily to the Howard Stern Show. Artie joined the nationally syndicated The Howard Stern Radio Showin 2001, bringing impressions and an average guy prospective to the radio and E network shows. However, his troubled past re-emerged through his years on the Stern show and Artie had fights with various staff members and splits with the show on several occasions up until his suicide attempt in 2010 when he left the show for good. Artie spent 7 months in a rehab center in Florida and emerged stating that he was finally clean and sober. Artie returned to radio in 2011 when, along with his friend Nick DiPaolo, they inked 3-year deals for a nationally syndicated radio show on Fox Sports. The show is called "The Nick and Artie Show".  See full bio on IMDb »

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Artie Lange -- Alex Rodriguez Owes Yankees Fans Beers and Hot Dogs

Artie Lange
A-Rod OWES Yankees Fans Free Beers & Hot Dogs

If Alex Rodriguez wants to lounge in the sun while his teammates play baseball ... Artie Lange thinks A-Rod needs to spend some of his $29 million salary on a round of beers -- for all of Yankee… READ MORE >

Artie Lange -- The NFL Needs a Gay Jackie Robinson

Artie Lange
The NFL Needs a Gay Jackie Robinson

Artie Lange says he WASN'T shocked by Chris Culliver's homophobic remarks during his explosive pre-Super Bowl interview with the 49ers player ... 'cause Chris' anti-gay feelings are probably… READ MORE >

- 1513 days ago
Artie Lange -- Suspended by DirecTV for Pissing Incident

Artie Lange
Suspended by DirecTV for Pissing Incident

Mt. Artie Lange finally erupted -- the former "Howard Stern Show" comedian has been suspended from his new radio gig for pissing on the studio floor ... and demanding 2 PAs clean it up.Artie just… READ MORE >

- 1703 days ago
Artie Lange -- 'I Was Arrested in Paris, France'

Artie Lange
'I Was Arrested in Paris, France'

Artie Lange says he spent a night in a French jail cell sometime in the past couple of weeks ... after a failed attempt to fight police officers outside of a theater in Paris. Lange explained the… READ MORE >

- 1716 days ago
Artie Lange -- Baseball Is Very Good to Fat People

Artie Lange
Baseball Is Very Good ... to Fat People

Artie Lange believes baseball might be the most fat-friendly sport on the planet ... claiming the MLB is the only place on Earth where an "enormous fat guy" like NY Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia… READ MORE >

- 1960 days ago
Artie Lange -- The THREE MILLION Dollar Comeback

Artie Lange & Nick DiPaolo
BALLIN' with $3 MILLION Deal!!

Artie Lange's return to radio is paying off for him and partner Nick DiPaolo ... BIG time -- because TMZ has learned the comedy duo will rake in a total of about 3 MILLION bucks!We're told Artie… READ MORE >

- 2010 days ago
Howard: Artie Hasn't Asked Me For His Job Back

Howard:
Artie Hasn't Asked Me For His Job Back

Artie Lange said he'd do ANYTHING to get his job back on the Howard Stern Show -- but according to Howard, his former radio pal still hasn't taken one very important step ... actually ASK for… READ MORE >

- 2081 days ago
Artie Lange: Howard Called Me at the Psych Ward

Artie Lange:
Howard Called Me at the Psych Ward

Howard Stern didn't turn his back on Artie Lange when the comic entered treatment last year -- in fact, Lange claims, Howard even called him ... while Lange was in a psych ward.Lange dropped the… READ MORE >

- 2084 days ago
Artie Lange -- I'm Hoping for Howard Stern's Support

Artie Lange
I'm Hoping for Howard Stern's Support

Artie Lange is FIRED UP about the possibility of returning to a full-time radio gig -- and tells TMZ he's very confident his old boss Howard Stern will have his back. Lange was outside Dan Tana's… READ MORE >

- 2086 days ago
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 >

- 2086 days ago

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