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Former Stern co-host Artie Lange to perform in St. Pete


Published:   |   Updated: July 5, 2013 at 03:50 PM

Comedian Artie Lange, who for nine years served as a co-host on Howard Stern's controversial morning radio show, will perform at The Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg on Sept. 28.

Tickets, ranging from $32.50 to $65, go on sale July 12 at noon through TheMahaffey.com, by calling (727) 893-7832, or by visiting the venue's box office.

Lange, who is more of a funny storyteller than a classic stand-up comedian, will share personal stories about his life.

Lange currently hosts the syndicated "The Artie Lange Show," broadcast locally on WHPT-FM (102.5 The Bone). His memoir, "Too Fat To Fish," was a New York Times bestseller.

Lange's breakout moment came when he was hired as an original cast member on the Fox sketch series "Mad TV," which led to a starring role opposite Norm MacDonald in the feature film "Dirty Work," among other movie parts.

In 2010, Lange, who had often publicly discussed his struggles with addiction on "The Howard Stern Show," was hospitalized after a suicide attempt at his New Jersey home.

In a 2012 interview about his recovery he told comedy site Laughspin.com, "I feel like a new person. I've never felt this good in my life- mentally or physically,"

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