Arthur Lange

Arthur Lange

American comedian, radio host and writer
Date of Birth: 11.10.1967
Country: USA

  1. Biography of Artie Lange
  2. Early Life
  3. Career
  4. Struggles and Success
  5. Writing and Memoirs
  6. Personal Life
  7. Recent Challenges
  8. Political Views and Interests

Biography of Artie Lange

Artie Lange is an American comedic actor, radio host, and writer. He is best known as one of the hosts on "The Howard Stern Show," which airs uncensored on Sirius FM radio. He has also appeared on the comedy show "MADtv." Lange gained further notoriety for his struggles with addiction and his larger-than-life personality.

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Early Life

Artie Lange was born on October 11, 1967. He grew up in a Catholic family, although his father was an atheist. Lange has expressed doubts about the existence of God but is hesitant to label himself as an atheist. His father's death, from a spinal cord infection after a fall, deeply affected him and led to a period of aimlessness and self-destructive behavior.

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Lange worked various jobs, including as a dockworker and taxi driver, before realizing his passion for comedy. He began performing stand-up comedy in clubs and eventually caught a break in 1995 when he was selected to be part of the cast of the comedy show "MADtv." This opportunity led him to move to Los Angeles, where he struggled with substance abuse and reckless behavior.

Struggles and Success

Lange's personal life has been marked by addiction, failed relationships, and numerous visits to rehabilitation centers. Despite these challenges, he has managed to have a successful career, earning approximately $4 million a year through radio, television, and solo tours. Lange's comedic style often pushes boundaries, discussing topics that others would shy away from, yet he has developed a loyal following.

Writing and Memoirs

In collaboration with Anthony Bozza, Lange wrote the memoir "Too Fat to Fish," which was published on November 11, 2008. It quickly became a New York Times bestseller, reaching the number one spot. Random House offered Lange $800,000 for a sequel, but it is unclear if it will ever be published.

Personal Life

Despite his tumultuous personal life, Lange maintains a close relationship with his family. His mother, Judy, worked as a secretary, and his sister, Stacey, is a successful clothing designer. Lange has been involved in several high-profile relationships, including with Dana Sironi. However, his addictive habits and infidelity eventually led to their breakup. Currently, he is reported to be dating someone named Adriana, whom he met at a tanning salon.

Recent Challenges

In recent years, Lange has faced significant challenges related to his mental health and addiction. He has made multiple attempts to lose weight and has battled with depression. In 2010, he attempted suicide by stabbing himself multiple times but was saved. He has since undergone surgery and is currently in rehab, abstaining from drugs and alcohol.

Political Views and Interests

Lange's political views lean towards progressivism, as he supports women's rights to choose, advocates for LGBTQ+ rights (despite making jokes at their expense), and is a supporter of labor unions. He has been critical of former President George W. Bush and voted for Barack Obama in the 2008 election. Lange's favorite music includes bands like "The Who" and "AC/DC," as well as singer Bruce Springsteen. He also admires the comedic stylings of George Carlin.