Artie Lange Returns to Radio!

It’s been more than a year and a half since Artie Lange, the ragged and randy comedian and sometime sidekick to Howard Stern, was last heard live on the radio, a streak that came to an end on Wednesday night. On a Fox Sports Radio program hosted by his friend and fellow comedian Nick DiPaolo (who in turn was filling in for Tony Bruno), Mr. Lange joined the show to take questions from listeners and riff on current events. According to a live blog of the program posted by Punchline magazine, discussion of the sad circumstances that kept Mr. Lange off the airwaves was not abundant, though Mr. Lange said he’s been getting sober at a rehabilitation facility in West Palm Beach, Fla., and Mr. DiPaolo introduced him to the show by joking, “You might have seen him on ‘Intervention.’”

The Web site The Comic’s Comic posts this audio segment from the broadcast, in which a caller asks Mr. Lange if he’s considering a return to “The Howard Stern Show.” Mr. Lange replied, “That would be the greatest thing ever, but listen, I was on the greatest show of all time for about nine years and I put them in a very awkward situation to say the least, so what am I going to do? But I love them all and they were great to me.”

‘I put them in a very awkward situation’

3 comments

  1. Thanks for uploading this! Nick and Artie are very entertaining, they should get their own show together.

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