The road to hell is paved with good money. Artie Lange skyrocketed from a dirty comedian to the Howard Stern Show, only to crash and burn spectacularly. The walking cautionary tale has returned to the post-radio scene, and this appearance plugs an upcoming scars-and-all autobiography appropriately titled Crash and Burn.
Lange is always more than honest about his disastrous personal life, and while Mohr doesn’t quite go fully in depth, the host gets Lange to open up a smidge wider than usual. Mohr coaxes out detailed accounts of Lange’s heroin use, his stays in various psych wards, his reported suicide attempt, and the appearance that sank sportscaster Joe Buck’s HBO talk show.