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Full Name: Arthur Steven Lange [news]
Date of Birth: October 11th, 1967
Place of Birth: Union Township, NJ
Height / Weight: 5'9" / <unknown>
Seasons on MADtv: 1-2 (1995 - 1997)

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  • Ed McMahon
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  • Joe Pesci
  • Larry Csonka
  • Newt Gingrich
  • Richard Karn
  • Roseanne
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  • Wayne Knight
  • Yassir Arafat
Biography:
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 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 gave up his Port of Newark longshore mans' 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 improv group, 'Live On Tape'. Doing improv 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. MADtv fired him in 1997. After rehab, depression and a 40 pound weight gain, Lange found himself out of work until Saturday Night Live comedian Norm Mac Donald remembered him. Lange played Mac Donald's sidekick in both Dirty Work (1998) and ABC's "Norm Show". As a guest during a promotional tour with Mac Donald, Howard Stern first heard and liked Lange. Years before, Artie and his father listened daily to the Howard Stern Show. He joined the cast of the Howard Stern Show in 2001, bringing impressions and an average guy prospective to the radio and E network shows.

Where are they now?
As of August 2007, Artie is the co-host of Howard Stern's radio show.

Television - Starring Roles:
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Television - Guest Roles:Film - Starring Roles:Film - Supporting Roles:Other Credits:
  • Radio: The Howard Stern Radio Show
Fun Facts:
  • Artie is an avid fan of the New York Yankees and holds season tickets.
  • Artie was an All-County baseball player, as a third baseman for Union High School.
  • Artie is of Italian, German, and American Indian descent.
  • Artie lived with his parents until he was 27 years old.
  • Artie bet $25,000 on the first Tyson-Holyfield fight. He bet on Tyson and lost.
Famous Catch-Phrases:
  • "Don't make me break my foot off in yo' ass!" --Mrs. Curtis (That's My White Mama)
Memorable Quotes:
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Old 01/15/2004, 8:17 PM
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Artie was born in 1967 in New Jersey.
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Old 02/07/2004, 2:59 AM
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Artie Lange is starring in a new movie called "Perfect Opposites".

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IT'S GAME ON FOR UPN'S "GAME OVER," PRIME TIME'S FIRST-EVER

CGI-ANIMATED COMEDY TO MAKE ITS DEBUT, ON

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10 AT 8:00PM

GAME OVER Features the Voices of E.G. Daily, Rachel Dratch, Artie Lang,

Lucy Liu and Patrick Warburton

UPN'S new comedy GAME OVER, prime time's first-ever CGI-animated series which follows the far-from-ordinary suburban Smashenburn family living in an alternate video-game universe comprised of off-beat characters, action heroes, monsters and cartoon characters inspired by popular video games, will debut on Wednesday, March 10 (8:00-8:30PM ET/PT) on UPN.

Immediately following GAME OVER, THE MULLETS returns to UPN on its new night, Wednesdays (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) and STAR TREK: ENTERPRISE will move to 9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT.

In UPN's new CGI-animated comedy GAME OVER, Rip Smashenburn (voiced by Patrick Warburton) is a racecar driver who rides daily in the Grand Prix and hopes to one day make it through a single race without blowing up. His beautiful wife, Raquel (voiced by Lucy Liu), juggles familial responsibilities with her career as a gun-toting, monster-fighting government agent. Their son, Billy (voiced by E.G. Daily), is a hip-hop loving, trend-obsessed 13-year-old who couldn't be more different than his older sister, Alice (voiced by Rachel Dratch), a 15-year-old trying to save the world one annoying way at a time. The family pet, Turbo (voiced by Artie Lange), is 300 pounds of everything a pet isn't. He knocks over pawn shops, busts open parking meters and robs the fighting Shaolin monks who live next door.

With a supporting cast of Anime love interests, zombies, first person shooters, elves, tomb raiders, soldiers and anything else that has ever appeared in a video game, GAME OVER is truly groundbreaking television that reaffirms UPN's commitment to delivering hip, edgy and unique programming to its young adult audience.

UPN's new series GAME OVER stars the voices of E.G. Daily ("Rugrats Go Wild!" "Chalk Zone") as Billy Smashenburn, Rachel Dratch ("Saturday Night Live") as Alice Smashenburn, Artie Lang ("The Howard Stern Show," "Elf") as Turbo, Lucy Liu ("Charlie's Angels," "Ally McBeal") as Raquel Smashenburn and Patrick Warburton ("Seinfeld," "The Tick") as Rip Smashenburn.

GAME OVER is produced by Carsey-Werner-Mandabach, created by David Sacks ("The Simpsons," "The Tick") and developed by David Goetsch ("3rd Rock From the Sun"), David Sacks, Jason Venokur ("3rd Rock From The Sun") and Ross Venokur ("The Tick"). Executive producers are David Goetsch, David Sacks, Jason Venokur, Ross Venokur, Marcy Carsey, Tom Werner, Caryn Mandabach ("That '70s Show," "Grounded For Life," "Whoopi," "The Tracy Morgan Show"). John Rice ("King of The Hill") is supervising director.

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Old 03/19/2004, 9:55 AM
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Artie is/was like Howards sidekick on The Howard Stern Show. Which I believe is/is going to be cancled

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I read the news last night and it said Game Over was about to be pulled or did get pulled because of low ratings.

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"Game Over" Friday March 26th @8 and 8.30 pm on UPN

April 2nd @ 8 & 8.30 pm on UPN

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Artie Lange was on Mad Tv in seasons 1 and 2, his last episode was episode #216.

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I only remember Artie from a couple of episodes of MAD tV, but I've seen him in a lot of movies and on The Howard Stern Show.

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Dirty Work (1998)

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USAP Apr 22 02:00pm
Movies, 120 Mins.
** (Rated PG-13)

Unable to find gainful employment, two underachievers establish a revenge-for-hire business. Adult Situations; Language.

Cast: Norm MacDonald, Jack Warden,Artie Lange , Traylor Howard, Don Rickles, Christopher McDonald, Chevy Chase, Chris Farley, Gary Coleman, Ken Norton, John Goodman, Adam Sandler, Bradley Reid, Matthew Steinberg.
Director(s): Bob Saget.
Producer(s): Brad Grey, Ray Reo, Robert Simonds


THIS WILL AIR AGAIN ON APRIL 23 @1.30AM

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Artie will be in a new film entitled " Beer League" in what seems like a lead role. Not much is known about this movie yet, because it is still in pre-production.

Plot Outline: A lousy slow-pitch softball team full of drunks agree to pool their efforts this year and try to make it to the championship, while they work on issues of life and love off the field.

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Artie told the funniest story yesterday regarding his coke filled days at Mad Tv. I just can't tell it like he did, so check out the link and you can get a taste of what he said!
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I didn't that was him on the Howard Stern show. I mean don't like the show. The one I watched was the one with Jimmy Fallon talking.

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who you what? what you said? did you mean you don't like the howard stern show? i love it, and artie is fantastic- much better and sharper than jackie was. i didn't know jimmy fallon was on. did he say anything of interest? like why he left SNL?

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I forgot to mention this yesterday, But Artie made his third appearence on Tough Crowd last night. I thought maybe someone in this forum might have mentioned it today.
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Dammit, I didn't see that and I looked this list over recently too.

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i thought he was originally supposed to be on tuesday, with ralphie may. but aries spears was on instead. i caught artie later and i probably ripped a few stretch marks- he' was just as funny here as on howard stern. but i missed a few minutes, and i thought i heard colin ribbing artie about missing the show or standing him up or something. can anybody explain?

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Stern sidekick Lange rolls with the punches

By Nick A. Zaino III, Globe Correspondent | August 20, 2004

Artie Lange is used to abuse. He takes his lumps every morning as a jokester-in-residence on Howard Stern's radio show, both from the cast and from callers. Nothing is sacred -- not his weight, not his past problems with drugs and alcohol, not even his laugh. On some websites, fans discuss how annoying he is compared with other celebrities.
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It's not that he can't take a joke. With Lange, what you see is what you get, onstage and off: a good-natured schlub from New Jersey with a knack for impressions and self-deprecation and with a sometimes surprising wit. "I've been trained in the art of being insulted my whole life," says Lange, who opens for Robert Schimmel tonight at the Cape Cod Melody Tent. "I'm actually fine with it. I can deal with it."

What has affected him, though, is speculation about his death. One website puts odds on when and how he will die. Lange, who doesn't own a computer, has never seen the site, and he isn't bothered by it personally, but it has caused him some aggravation. He says one company even denied him life insurance because of it. "They put my name on this Google thing, and they saw all that and they were like, `no,' " he says, laughing at the absurdity.

Lange seems to have a knack for drawing attention. He was part of a New York City sketch and stand-up troupe in 1995 when he was picked to be one of the original cast members of "Mad TV," the first season of which has just been released on DVD. It was his first big break in show business, and he hasn't looked back since.

"I was 27 years old, I had never lived away from home, and I blinked an eye, the show got picked up, and I was living in LA doing a sketch show," he says. "It was that quick. But since then, I've never had any other job except show business. I've made a good living every year."

His drug and alcohol addictions got the better of him in the second season, when he took a swing at a police officer on the studio lot. He came back east to his native New Jersey to get cleaned up, thinking he would accept "Mad TV" producer Quincy

Jones's invitation to come back to the show once he had gotten control of himself.
That's when he auditioned for and landed the spot on the radio show he had been listening to since he was 13, replacing Jackie "the Joke Man" Martling. The job allows Lange to be near his family and friends, and it gives him time to work on projects like his first stand-up DVD, "Artie Lange: It's the Whiskey Talking," which will include a short film he is shopping to studios.

Radio fans, especially fans of Stern, are a passionate lot, and their interest in Lange isn't usually a problem. Most people respect his personal space and just want to say hello. "But there's other times," he says, "when they'll just get you in a headlock before they even say hello, and it'll be like, `We're having a beer!' "

Still, encountering the occasional overenthusiastic fan is a small price to pay. "I fully planned on having to go back to LA and the Howard job dropped out of the sky like a blessing from above," says Lange. "I have to pinch myself sometimes; it's great."

DVD watch Two entries from "National Lampoon Live," "New Faces: Volume One" and "Down & Dirty: Volume One," hit the stores Tuesday. Gary Gulman and Alonzo Bodden anchor "New Faces," even though they have roughly 20 years of stand-up experience between them. The performances offer a glimpse of Bodden, Gulman, and Bonnie McFarlane before they were tapped for "Last Comic Standing," including a version of Gulman's Olympic skater routine that includes a more sarcastic twist. The "Down & Dirty" comics don't fare as well. Outside of some inventive impressions by Craig Gass and a solid set by host Rich Vos, most of the comics spend too much time trying to offend and not enough time writing jokes.

Around town ImprovBoston staple Zabeth Russell performs her last show with the troupe tomorrow night in Inman Square. . . . Bobcat Goldthwait plays Jimmy Tingle's Off Broadway on Tuesday. Goldthwait is fresh from Montreal's Just For Laughs Festival, where he performed with a group of friends from his days in Boston in celebration of "When Stand-Up Stood Out," a documentary about Boston's scene. He also screened his own "Windy City Heat," a reality show satire that originally aired on Comedy Central.
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Stern sidekick performs at Tempe Improv
By KELLY WILSON
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Comedian and Howard Stern sidekick Artie Lange is fuming over the FCC's continued attempts to take the shock jock's morning radio show off the air in an effort to clean up the airwaves.

“It makes me furious,’’ says Lange, who has been a staple on Stern's show for nearly three years. “I think it's awful that a group of people are allowed to fine us and force us to go off the air who barely even listen to the show, if they listen at all. ‘‘Nothing on the show is indecent. The show is a comedy show that millions of people love and they're being denied it because of an awful situation in an election year.

“Like Howard says, it really seems like a witch hunt to get him off the air, and the people that really suffer are those of us that work at the show and those who listen to the show. If they're able to get Howard off the air, I think a lot of people in this country should be worried because it's a step in the wrong direction.’’

Whether the FCC's actions eventually will force Stern from the air remains to be seen, but Lange says that Stern and company are aware of the possiblity.

“I think Howard is so popular that I think it's going to be hard to get him off the air, but you never know,’’ he says. “We're certainly worried that's going to happen. We are off in six cities and they're not all small cities —
Pittsburgh, Miami, Orlando and San Diego — they're big towns.’’

Lange, who has been doing comedy for about 14 years, says his gig with the Howard Stern show is the greatest job on the planet.

“I'm literally paid to just hang out and have a good time,’’ he says.

“Technically, I'm a hired comedian who sits in on the show, but it's like being at a deli with your friends and laughing and giggling like you're in high school again...The only thing that remotely feels like work to me is getting up early. The rest is like being a kid throwing spitballs all day.’’

When asked if Lange — who was one of the original members of "Mad TV" and had roles in movies such as "Old School," "Boat Trip" and "Elf" — prefers radio to TV, he says, “I prefer radio to everything because it's the easiest work. It's free-flowing and spontaneous. I go into work without shaving. I look homeless when I go to work. (With) TV, you've gotta go through hair and makeup.’’

Plus, he gets to rub shoulders with vixens like Carmen Electra. Lange says his most memorable moment on the show was when he had the chance to get up close and personal with Electra after he beat her husband, musician Dave Navarro, in a risqué game. His prize?

“I got to squeeze Carmen Electra's breast for 30 seconds,’’ Lange says. “I have a picture of that which is blown up and framed and hanging in my office.’’

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