Artie Lange

Artie Lange

Artie Lange's Bio

For over 30 years Artie Lange has been making people laugh as a

stand-up comic, television and film actor, best selling author and radio


Artie began his career in the comedy clubs of New York City, where he

helped to create the popular sketch comedy group Live on Tape, after

writing and performing with other troupes, including Midnight Madness

and The Improvables. Artie’s breakout work with Live On Tape landed

him his debut television role as one of the original series regulars on

FOX’s Mad TV. Following Mad TV, Artie became a regular on Norm

McDonald’s The Norm Show.

In 2001 Artie returned to his home state of New Jersey where he

became a beloved regular on The Howard Stern Show for many

years. During that time Artie also was featured in the films Old

School , Elf and starred in Artie Lange’s Beer League. His first

memoir, Too Fat To Fish was also written during this time and became

a New York Times bestseller.

After his departure from The Howard Stern Show, Artie continued in

radio both with The Artie Lange Show and later on The Anthony Cumia

Show all the while continuing to tour as a stand-up comedian.

In 2015 Artie returned to television with guest appearances on The Jim

Gaffigan Show followed by the HBO comedy series Crashing.