Episode 45 Artie Lang

Artie began his career in the comedy clubs of New York City, where he helped to create the popular sketch comedy group Live on Tape, after writing and performing... See More

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Artie began his career in the comedy clubs of New York City, where he helped to create the popular sketch comedy group Live on Tape, after writing and performing with other troupes, including Midnight Madness and The Improvables. Artie’s breakout work with Live On Tape landed him his debut television role as one of the original series regulars on FOX’s Mad TV. Following Mad TV, Artie became a regular on Norm McDonald’s The Norm Show.

In 2001 Artie returned to his home state of New Jersey where he became a beloved regular on The Howard Stern Show for many years.  During that time Artie also was featured in the films Old School, Elf and starred in Artie Lange’s Beer League.   His first memoir, Too Fat ToFish was also written during this time and became a New York Times bestseller.

After his departure from The Howard Stern Show, Artie continued in radio both with The Artie Lange Show and later on The Anthony Cumia Show all the while continuing to tour as a stand-up comedian. In 2015 Artie returned to television with guest appearances on The Jim Gaffigan Show and the HBO comedy series Crashing which is ongoing.

Artie began his career in the comedy clubs of New York City, where he helped to create the popular sketch comedy group Live on Tape, after writing and performing with other troupes, including Midnight Madness and The Improvables. Artie’s breakout work with Live On Tape landed him his debut television role as one of the original series regulars on FOX’s Mad TV. Following Mad TV, Artie became a regular on Norm McDonald’s The Norm Show.

In 2001 Artie returned to his home state of New Jersey where he became a beloved regular on The Howard Stern Show for many years.  During that time Artie also was featured in the films Old School, Elf and starred in Artie Lange’s Beer League.   His first memoir, Too Fat ToFish was also written during this time and became a New York Times bestseller.

After his departure from The Howard Stern Show, Artie continued in radio both with The Artie Lange Show and later on The Anthony Cumia Show all the while continuing to tour as a stand-up comedian. In 2015 Artie returned to television with guest appearances on The Jim Gaffigan Show and the HBO comedy series Crashing which is ongoing.

Host Info

Phil Iazzetta

In the 1980’s, you could find Phil Iazzetta either playing baseball on the streets of Queens, or at the NYC or Metropolitan Opera playing the role of Trouble in Puccini’s “Madame Butterfly,” performing with the likes of Placido Domingo and Renata Scotto.

Alongside Phil’s incredible early operatic beginnings, he appeared as a semi-regular on “Late Night with David Letterman,” “Friday Night Videos,” as well as several national advertising campaigns for Thundercats, Holly Farms and the WWE.

Furthering his entertainment career, Phil ventured into the world of radio as a co-host and beat reporter for several New York radio stations including WLIB and WFAS, before jumping to the ABC radio network with over 125 million listeners.

In 2002 Phil became the host of Sirius’ radio first “live” call in sports program, leading to a four-year run as host of Raw Dog, an uncensored comedy channel and daily talk show. Phil served as a founding member of Howard Stern’s Howard 100 news team and has worked on air for National Lampoon Radio as well as serving as Lampoon’s Vice President.

Today, Phil brings his incredible resume to Bleav, interviewing the biggest names in comedy and entertainment. Phil can also be heard as the on-air voice for iHeart’s most listened to station—24/7 Comedy.