Howard Stern Show writer Sal Governale says Artie Lange is currently working on his second book, a follow up to his bestselling ‘Too Fat to Fish’.
When an audience member asked Richard and Sal at their comedy show if Artie would return to the Howard Stern Show, Governale gave this reply.
“All right, I’m going to tell you about Artie Lange. A lot of people ask us this and I’ll tell you personally. After Artie went through his unfortunate bout of personal demons, I had the opportunity to speak to him and Artie is really working on making himself better. He suffers from clinical depression. Artie is just trying to better himself. And he really is working hard at it. He’s working on his second book.”
Howard Stern Show producer Gary “Baba Booey” Dell’Abate has released a paperback version of his autiobiography featuring a new chapter about his trip to Afghanistan with Artie Lange.
The additional chapter in Dell’Abate’s bestselling memoir ‘They Call Me Baba Booey,’ details his 2009 trip to entertain the troops along with Dave Attell, Nick DiPaolo, Jim Florentine and Lange, who was co-host of the Howard Stern Show at the time.
While the new chapter features some discussion of Dell’Abate’s pre-trip anxieties and how cool it felt to shoot a machine gun, what Howard Stern Show fans will likely be drawn to most are the details of Artie Lange’s airport breakdown and how it changed his relationship with Dell’Abate forever.
After the gang of comics missed their flight home after four days roughing it downwind from a literal pond of feces, and learned they would have to wait more than 24 hours for their next flight, Lange went ballistic. Dell’Abate recounts how Lange, who was struggling with heroin addiction, had somehow scored and ingested a handful of Valium at the airport, and then set off on a “mean addict” rant, accusing Dell’Abate of exploiting him by taking video of the trip.
“You piece-of-s**t c**ksucker!” he screamed. “You know what you are doing! I know what you are about! I don’t trust you! I should kick the s**t out of you right now!” (‘They Call Me Baba Booey, paperback, p. 289)
Lange and Dell’Abate spoke about the fight to some extent on the Howard Stern Show when they returned from the USO tour in 2009, but Booey never spoke on air about the way Lange’s behavior made him feel the way that he does in this new chapter.
“I looked at him a different way after that,” says Dell’Abate. “It was a turning point for me in how I thought he felt about me.”
Video of Artie vs Gary and some truth about the USO Trip:
Gary Dell’Abate, the long-time producer of the Howard Stern Show and author of the New York Times-listed bestseller, They Call Me Baba Booey, was honored on Tuesday December 14th at an open-to-the-public party at Rick’s Cabaret NYC, the city’s leading gentlemen’s club.
The party rocked on the second floor of the upscale club that is part of the Rick’s Cabaret International (NASDAQ:RICK) group of clubs and was hosted by a hundred of the club’s beautiful topless entertainers along with Lonnie Hanover, the publicist who is a long-time friend of Dell’Abate. Several characters from the Howard Stern Show came to the party, including “Ronnie the Limo Driver” who said, “There are so many hot girls here. Rick’s Cabaret really knows how to throw a party.”
A few quotes from the girls at Rick’s were: “The book is really good, Gary is the greatest producer and now he is also a great author”” said Christina (32D-24-34). “There were some famous athletes at the party including a NY Jet and a NY Knick, but we are not allowed to reveal names,” said Valentina (33B-24-34). And Rick’s girl Fiona (36C-25-35) added, “Gary was so nice. He signed autographs for all his fans, and posed for lots of photos with us.”
Written with Chad Millman, They Call Me Baba Booey has received high praise from Stern show fans and celebrities. Comedienne Joan Rivers said, “Gary is smart, insightful, and funny, and I had no idea he came from such a dysfunctional family. If you think your family is nuts, wait until you read this story.”