On May 5, 2016

Jack-of-all-entertainment-trades, Artie Lange comes to Rutland

Courtesy of Paramount Theatre


Saturday, May 7 at 8 p.m. — RUTLAND — One of the most sought-after live comedians in the business, Artie Lange is making an appearance at the Paramount Theatre in Rutland.

Lange is currently the co-host of “The Artie Lange Show,” a Fox News Radio show he created. Launched this past fall, the show has already garnered rave reviews and a massive fan base. Lange was a beloved regular on “The Howard Stern Show” for five years and during that time his first memoir, “Too Fat To Fish” became a New York Times bestseller, paving the way for his second book “Crash and Burn,” published in 2013. His first TV stand-up hour special, “The Stench of Failure,” premiered on Comedy Central in October 2014.

Artie Lange 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.” Lange’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.”

Lange’s success on “Mad TV” led to being cast opposite Norm MacDonald in his first starring role in the film “Dirty Work.” This lead to a string of feature films including, “The Bachelor,” starring opposite Chris O’Donnell and Renee Zellweger; “Lost and Found” with David Spade for Warner Brothers; Kinka Usher’s “Mystery Men” and the independent drama “The Fourth Floor,” opposite Juliette Lewis and William Hurt. Lange also had supporting roles in film “Old School” and “Elf.”

Lange also starred, co-wrote, and produced his own feature film, “Beer League.” Richard Roeper gave it a “thumbs up,” and the readers of the New York Times rated it four out of five stars.

Lange is also a regular guest on “The Late Show with David Letterman,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” and “The Best Damn Sports Show, Period.” He was a guest roaster on Comedy Central’s roasts of Hugh Hefner and William Shatner and also shot episodes of the critically acclaimed hit series “Entourage” for HBO, and the season finale of “Rescue Me” for F/X.

Lange has also produced his own concert DVD, “Artie Lange: It’s The Whiskey Talkin,’” which includes a sold-out stand-up performance; a behind the scenes look at some of his gigs, and the award-winning short film “Gameday,” which Lange wrote, produced and starred in. Another milestone for him was selling out his Carnegie Hall performance for the New York Comedy Festival in 3 hours. He continues to sell out venues across the United States.

Attendees must be 18 or over to attend. Tickets are $39.75, available at paramountvt.org, 802-775-0903, or at the box office at 30 Center St., Rutland.

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