Too Fat to Fish

Too Fat to Fish

Artie Lange


Outrageous, uncooked, and painfully humorous actual tales instantly from the lifetime of the actor, comic, and much-loved solid member of The Howard Stern Show—with a foreword via Howard Stern.

When Artie Lange joined the everlasting solid of The Howard Stern Show in 2001, it used to be in all likelihood the best factor ever to take place within the Stern universe, moment in simple terms to the show’s stream to the wild, uncensored frontier of satellite tv for pc radio. Lange supplied what Stern had but to discover all within the comparable position: a wit fast sufficient to maintain speed together with his personal, a pathetic self-image to dwarf his personal, a private heritage either heartbreaking and hilarious, and an ingrained experience of self-sabotage that regularly retains issues attention-grabbing.

A common storyteller with a bottomless pit of fabric, Lange grew up in a close-knit, working-class Italian kinfolk in Union, New Jersey, a maniacal Yankees fan who pursued the 2 issues his father stated he was once lower out for—sports and comedy. Tragically, Artie Lange Sr. by no means observed the reality in that prediction: He grew to become a quadriplegic in an twist of fate while Artie used to be eighteen and died quickly after. yet as with any trial in his lifestyles, from his drug habit to his weight problems to his fights together with his mom, Artie mines the humor, pathos, and humanity in those occasions and turns them into comedy classics.

True fanatics of the Stern Show will locate Artie gold in those pages: hilarious stories that couldn’t have occurred to a person else. There are tales from his days riding a Jersey cab, operating as a longshoreman in Port Newark, and navigating the darkish circuit of stand-up comedy. There are outrageous episodes from the frenzied heights of his coked-up days at MADtv, strangely relocating tales from his formative years, and an account of his fresh U.S.O. travel that's both stirring and irreverent. but in addition during this quantity are tales Artie’s by no means instructed earlier than, together with a few that he deemed too revealing for radio.

Wild, surprising, and drop-dead hilarious, Too fats to Fish is Artie Lange giving every little thing he’s bought to provide. and prefer a real seasoned, the guy by no means disappoints.

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