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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 Hospitalized For Diabetic Shock

Artie Lange
Hospitalized For Diabetic Shock

4:25 PM PT -- Artie's expected to get out of the hospital tomorrow, according to his rep. We're told he's feeling much better, but he'll be heading home for some rest. As for this weekend's L.A.… READ MORE >

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 >

- 494 days ago
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 >

- 563 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 >

- 752 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 >

- 766 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 >

- 1009 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 >

- 1059 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 >

- 1130 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 >

- 1133 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 >

- 1135 days ago

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