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Artie Lange back on the radio

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by BitterYoungMatador2, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. BitterYoungMatador2

    BitterYoungMatador2 Well-Known Member

  2. Gator

    Gator Well-Known Member

    Wait, so he's not dead?
  3. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

  4. Care Bear

    Care Bear Guest

    A stuck pig.

    Actually, I hope this dude is OK. The details surrounding his suicide attempt were horrifying.
  5. Chef2

    Chef2 Well-Known Member

    Yeah. Not pleasant..
    On January 2, 2010, Lange attempted suicide by repeatedly stabbing himself in the abdomen with a 13-inch kitchen knife.[
  6. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I'm dying to know the whole story about this. I get the sense that the parting with Stern is not as friendly as Howard likes to make it seem.

    The guy is damn good radio and one of the better comedians out there.
  7. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Stern's show has not been the same since Artie left.

    The show has been really bad over the last few months. They need Artie back.
  8. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    And Beer League is a fucking hilarious movie.
  9. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Loved that movie. Very funny...
  10. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    When I traveled to NYC regularly for work, I would always hit the comedy clubs at night. I saw Lange (probably at the Cellar) in late 2001 and when they introduced him as being from The Howard Stern Show, he said, "They haven't hired me yet, I'm just filling in."

    He was just working out material, but holy shit was he hilarious. He was doing some relatively tame 9/11 jokes and he stopped after each one and was talking to the crowd. "Is it too soon for these?"

    He wasn't even the best comedian there that night (Giraldo and Norton were there too...) but the crowd liked him the best.
  11. Webster

    Webster Well-Known Member

    Based on people I know who live in hoboken who know him, he's a very nice guy -- too nice.

    I think he realizes that he doesn't have the discipline to be on the Stern show (his dream job) and (especially) live the life of a stand up without giving into his demons.
  12. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I've been a Stern fan for 25 years and I think Stern is at least partially to blame for his breakdown a few years ago. I'm not blaming him for the suicide attempt, but Howard would just lay into him day after day and while it was incredible radio, at some point you have to pull back and say, "What am I doing to this guy?" Howard doesn't or didn't have that filter and while that's why he's so brilliant on the radio, it's also why he comes across as a bit of a sociopath on the air.

    Artie's problems were well-established long before he was on Stern, but the biggest reason why Stern liked him so much is because he brought along a neverending list of Cocaine/Heroin/Prostitute/Gambling/Drinking stories that he was just pure radio gold.
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