So we all had a tough 2008; but Artie Lange had a particularly erratic trip through it, from the elation of a nationally best-selling book and culminating in a stint in rehab as revealed on The Howard Stern Show yesterday. A new Howard TV special, Artie’s Wild 2008 starting today will take viewers through Lange’s roller-coaster of a year, so buckle-up.
The special takes an unapologetic look at Lange’s year: from his stand-up tour in Afghanistan for the troops and adulation from throngs of fans, to his constant falling asleep on the show (including the now infamous falling off the bed scene); from his “waist management” battles (bacon pizza and pop-tarts are favorite foods); the hysterical sped up video clips of Lange eating; and his “weeping” problem.
The special has plenty of hot girls, and Lange says every girl is “the hottest chick we’ve ever had up here.” Then there are the fights – angry arguments with high-pitch Mike and an altercation with his assistant Teddy resulting in a very public on-air resignation. Howard Stern, Robin Quivers, Gary Dell’Abate and the rest of the cast and crew all weigh-in with their unique perspectives on Artie.
Hosted by Lisa Lampanelli, Artie’s Wild 2008 can be seen exclusively on the Howard TV On Demand service starting Tuesday, January 6, 2009. For more information about Howard TV On Demand and its availability, check out www.HowardTV.com.