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Old 10/28/2007, 10:40 PM
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Post All about Artie: Appearances, Annals, and Airwaves

Planet MADtv brings you all the Artie Lange news that is fit to print! On Monday, October 29th, at 8:00pm EST, be sure to catch Artie on "LateNet with Ray Ellin," a unique event that merges traditional broadcasting media with a community of online chatters:
"Paltalk has teamed up with DailyComedy.com - a popular comedy website - to bring you this exclusive late-night talk show event, combining a live studio audience with the Paltalk community!

The October 29th installment will feature actor/comedian Artie Lange and radio personality Gary Dell'Abate from 'The Howard Stern Show.' The show will be broadcast live from one of New York's most popular comedy venues, Gotham Comedy Club, where a Paltalk chat room will be simulcast alongside host and comedian Ray Ellin."
New users will need to download Paltalk by using one of the large, orange links on the aforementioned page. Once you are registered, you can interact online with the host, studio audience, and guests. Simply put, if you have ever wanted to share some banter with Mr. Lange, then here is your chance!

If an online experience with Artie is not enough to whet your insatiable appetite, then check him out live at a benefit for the Bob Woodruff Family Fund, an organization that assists injured United States military service members. The event, which runs from November 7th to November 11th, will feature various comedic performers on different nights. Among those scheduled to appear are Sarah Silverman, Joy Behar, Lewis Black, Robin Williams, and Denis Leary. Artie's performance takes place at the New York City Town Hall on November 9th at 8:00pm EST. Check out this page for more information.

Our next newsworthy Artie item involves a book deal. Look for Too Fat to Fish, a collection of Artie's memoirs, to hit bookstores in 2009. Apparently, the book's title was inspired by an incident in which he once told his mother that he was going fishing. She shouted in reply, "You're too fat to fish!" (Of such off-the-cuff remarks are legends made, folks.) Regarding his reason for writing his memoirs, Artie lets a sad truth be known:
"'After reading several books, I thought it would be fun to write one,' Lange said. 'I'm about to turn 40, which for me is the new 70. I have a lot of stories that are both funny and dark and I honestly don't know how much longer I have on this planet. It's time to get this done.'"
For those who have been living on a deserted island since the inception of "MADtv," Artie has had a long history of various health problems including drugs, alcohol, and obesity. Here's hoping that Too Fat to Fish is far from the final word on Mr. Lange. Take care of yourself, Artie -- we want to laugh with you for many more years to come!

In one final bit of news, the aforementioned article also states that Artie plans to stay on "The Howard Stern Show" for at least one more year. His original reason behind the decision to depart was that he simply could not deal with the hectic schedule of a morning radio show, standup comedy, and late-night television gigs. Again, I refer the reader to the well-wishing in the last sentence of the preceding paragraph.

That is all the Artie Lange news for now. Until next time, remember not to break your foot off in anyone's ass. You'll be glad you didn't.

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If Artie's book talks about his days on MADtv, I would think of buying it.
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