posted on February 12, 2013 07:49
Recapping Monday Night’s Artie Lange Show
I’m writing this after being up for close to 24 hours, so this may be worse than normal.
But, with all of the feedback I got from people regarding appearing on The Artie Lange Show last night and tonight, I figured more of you would be interested in my thoughts from the show than cutting and pasting the transcriptions Saaaaccckkk was kind enough to put together from yesterday’s Cardinal Spring Training interviews.
Anna-Marie is currently lying in bed busting my balls for even attempting to write at 3:30 a.m. after doing a show at 7 a.m. CDT, flying to New York, and then doing another three hours until 1 a.m. EDT. But I feel like I should, and so therefore I’ll attempt to ramble…
-If you want to listen to last night’s show, you can do so by going to artielangeshow.com.
-Our guests last night were Jim Norton and musician Matisyahu. Norton was quite cool, and we got a chance to talk a good amount in commercial breaks.
-Artie was kind enough to call Anna-Marie a “piece of ass” and ask the question many people wonder: “What is she doing with you?”
-Over the course of the broadcast, Artie called me Tim Kapernick and DJ McCracken a number of times.
-In what was a crucial decision before starting the show, I asked Anna-Marie, Marie (one of the twins on the show), and some crew members if I should go with the “mick” cap (not a ballcap, but the kind of hats you see Irish guys and hipsters wear), and to my surprise, everyone said no hat. Major upset.
-Artie started off the show by talking about St. Louis and his dream of getting White Castle in St. Louis. He went from a show at The Funny Bone in Westport to a White Castle with a bunch of guys he just met…and ordered 12 double cheeseburgers and some shakes…and woke up with the next morning covered in White Castle and still holding the shake in his hand. He apparently was driven there by a gentleman named “The Goon.” They exchanged phone numbers. The Goon was pissed Artie didn’t pick up his phone to meet him and go fishing with him. Artie changed his phone number so as to never have contact with The Goon again.
-Later in the show, out of nowhere, Artie told me that he took a cab from Downtown St. Louis to go to Crown Candy. He raved about the BLT…and was pleased to announce he was able to eat three of them.
-As someone who watches the show regularly, I knew going in that when there were guests---especially comedians who Artie knew---that I was going to be off to the side with my dick in my hands. I discussed this with the producers of the show on Sunday before coming up to New York. A few reasons for this:
-Artie and the comedian know each other. No one whatsoever is interested in me just butting in with some random question just to make sure that I’m heard from. It would be irritating for everyone involved…especially the audience.
- The set-up of the set is such that Artie is in the middle, and his back is turned to the guest host and facing the guest. So, from a physical standpoint, Artie is having a conversation facing the guest, and he can’t even see the guest host. It’s his show. He knows these guys. And, it would be annoying as hell for me to just jump in. However, every guest host has dealt with the same situation.
- Artie is a damn good guy, and he’s obviously absurdly talented. He’s aware of the awkward guest host situation during interviews, and so he was apologetic of the guest-heavy segments of last night’s show and promised we’d have a chance to play more grabass on tonight’s show. However, with Andrew “Dice” Clay as one of our guests, I highly doubt that will be a one or two-segment interview. I’ll look forward to watching the two of them interact and giggling like a schoolgirl. No one watching or listening wants to hear me chime in and fuck up the discussion the two of them will have going.
- Artie was quite complimentary of the show, which was the first time we had ever worked together. Following the fun and games, he invited Anna-Marie and me to join him and his girlfriend for dinner tonight. From there, he’s taking us to Comics For A Cause, where he’ll be performing along with Dave Attell and Gilbert Gottfried. I had heard Artie’s a damn good guy, and him going out of his way to invite us to dinner and bring us to one of his shows speaks to that.
- For those of you who missed last night’s show, you can listen live on Sirius/XM 92 or Sirius/XM 165, stream live on artielangeshow.com, or watch on DirecTV’s Audience Network Channel 334. The show starts at 9 p.m. CDT. The DirecTV broadcast starts at 1 a.m. I DVR it every night, and I recommend you do the same…even when I’m not on it giggling like a schoolgirl.
- And, courtesy of artielangeshow.com, here’s a link to vide of the “highlights” of last night’s show:
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