By Artie Lange
Outrageous, uncooked, and painfully humorous precise tales instantly from the lifetime of the actor, comic, and much-loved forged member of The Howard Stern Show—with a foreword via Howard Stern.
When Artie Lange joined the everlasting forged of The Howard Stern Show in 2001, it used to be potentially the best factor ever to occur within the Stern universe, moment in basic terms to the show’s circulate to the wild, uncensored frontier of satellite tv for pc radio. Lange supplied what Stern had but to discover all within the related position: a wit fast adequate to maintain speed together with his personal, a pathetic self-image to dwarf his personal, a private background either heartbreaking and hilarious, and an ingrained experience of self-sabotage that regularly retains issues fascinating.
A typical storyteller with a bottomless pit of fabric, Lange grew up in a close-knit, working-class Italian kin in Union, New Jersey, a maniacal Yankees fan who pursued the 2 issues his father acknowledged he used to be minimize out for—sports and comedy. Tragically, Artie Lange Sr. by no means observed the reality in that prediction: He turned a quadriplegic in an coincidence while Artie was once eighteen and died quickly after. yet as with any trial in his existence, 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 somebody else. There are tales from his days using 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, unusually relocating tales from his youth, and an account of his contemporary U.S.O. travel that's both stirring and irreverent. but in addition during this quantity are tales Artie’s by no means instructed sooner than, together with a few that he deemed too revealing for radio.
Wild, stunning, and drop-dead hilarious, Too fats to Fish is Artie Lange giving every thing he’s acquired to offer. and prefer a real seasoned, the fellow by no means disappoints.
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