Known for his roles on television, movies and radio, Artie Lange has quickly become one of the more popular stand-up comedians working today. He is best known for his time as the sidekick for radio personality Howard Stern; he has been part of the Howard Stern Show since 2001. His over-the-top, say-anything humor keeps fans laughing.
Artie Lange was born on October 11, 1967, in Union, New Jersey. After holding multiple odd jobs, Lange began pursuing a career in comedy and in 1995 he got his big break. He was cast as part of the FOX Network's new skit show MADtv. He spent two seasons as part of the show, where he quickly became known for his imitations including Rosie O'Donnell, Newt Gingrich and Rush Limbaugh. His comedic abilities did not go unrecognized, and fellow comedian Norm MacDonald offered him a part in his 1998 movie Dirty Work. It was his role in the film that led him to the Howard Stern Show, when he made appearances promoting the film. He later became a regular on the show.
Lange's other credits include The Bachelor with Chris O'Donnell, Lost and Found with David Spade and the Will Ferrell comedy Old School. In 2006, Lange starred in, co-wrote and produced his own full length feature film BeerLeague, which told the story of a small town softball league team.