Artie Lange is an American actor, comedian and radio personality. Lange starred in the first season of MADtv and had a role in the sitcom The Norm Show.
Arthur Steven 'Artie' Lange, Jr. (born October 11, 1967) is an American actor, comedian and radio personality best known for his tenures with the The Howard Stern Show and the comedy sketch series MADtv. Lange performed his first stand-up comedy routine at 19 years of age. He took up work as a longshoreman to help support his family, following the death of his quadriplegic father. In 1995, Lange starred in the first season of MADtv before leaving halfway through the second due to cocaine abuse and his subsequent arrest. After a period of rehabilitation, Lange featured in Dirty Work with Norm Macdonald, who brought Lange into the second season of his sitcom, The Norm Show.
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