Comedian Artie Lange Reportedly Hospitalized

Comedian Artie Lange. Photo credit: Robin Marchant/Getty Images

According to a posting on the Laugh It Up Comedy Club Facebook page, comedian Artie Lange has been hospitalized due to severe illness, and a show scheduled for The Ramada in Fishkill, NY is cancelled. See posting below. Artie Lange was a beloved member of The Howard Stern Show for many years. Lange was picked as a member of the sketch television show Mad TV in 1995 and he went on to star in the movie Dirty Work with Norm Macdonald in 1998. Stand-up comedy performances include It's the Whiskey Talkin' (2004) and "Jack and Coke" (2009). He co-wrote, produced, and starred in his own film Beer League in 2006 and wrote his first autobiography Too Fat Too Fish, which entered The New York Times Best Seller listed at number 1 in 2008. He followed that up with the book Crash and Burn in 2013. He also starred in the HBO comedy series Crashing and hosted his own podcast called the Artie Quitter Podcast which he launched in January of 2015. 

We wish Artie well and hope for a speedy recovery.

Photo credit: Robin Marchant/Getty Images

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