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Artie Lange - It's the Whiskey Talking
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Artie Lange had been on both television (MAD TV) and in movies (most notably DIRTY WORK) before joining the Howard Stern show as Jackie the Jokeman's official replacement. It was Stern's show that has given him the most exposure.
The concert on this DVD was shot in April 2004 in Tempe, AZ and contains many inside references that Stern fans will recognize (including imitations of Jeff the Drunk and Artie's trademark AC/DC scream "FIRE!"). The show is fair and balanced and will equally offend both extremes on the political left and right. And while some of Artie's schtick here has already been on the Stern show, there are some great moments including his discussion of a street basketball game and his analysis of a classic Warner Bros. cartoon character. What's amazing is how many people in Arizona are tuned into Artie's distinct brand of New Jersey humor, right down to detailed descriptions of New York sports teams.
The DVD also contains 2 special features:
a) GAMEDAY, a short 17 minute film, made in 2000 and written by Artie. Artie's ease in front of the camera is apparent and really the only reason to watch this short. I think Artie included this on the DVD for sentimental reasons, it's the weak portion of the disc.
b) BACKSTAGE PASS, a 24 minute documentary following Artie to two of his concerts in New Jersey. The first show was in May 2004, the second show is June 2004 and was a benefit for the Rev. Bob Levy to raise money for his divorce expenses.Read more ›
This is typical Artie, he's usually pretty bombed, witty, and funny. During a skit where he expalins how he is the only white guy playing basket ball with blacks and uses a racial slur when asking one of the other players to throw him the ball, I had to rewind several times until I finished laughing. Very funny stuff.
The overall feel of the DVD is somewhat amatuerish. It is not a high quality production, but it doesn't skimp on humor. If you're looking for a slick DVD made by a huge film crew, look elsewhere. If you're looking for a few good laughs at an affordable price, pick this up.
His comedy is along the lines of Kinison, Pryor, Leary and Carlin if they all got in a wicked bar fight, after a night of drunken' debauchery, and threw up all there jokes onto the floor and fell asleep in them. Artie is pure brilliance and his command of a room is like no other.
Quite a few of our friends had never heard of Artie Lange and almost peed themselves laughing so hard at this dvd. He's that funny. Yes. Buy It, Watch it but before you do, be sure to pee.
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If you are PC, this probably isn't the DVD for you. If you actually have a sense of humor you may want to give a shot. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jeffrey M Shoults
Everybody loves Artie or at least try to umderstand him give him credit he lived through spending so much time with Howard syernPublished 2 months ago by anne marie
It may have also been the heroin talking as well. Great read from a funny, funny man.Published 16 months ago by KMLP
I don't know if Artie was too concerned with his next heroin high, if he was too cheap or if he had crappy managers and producers, but the production quality on his videos is... Read morePublished on September 1, 2013 by R. Williams
I'd recommend this to any Artie Lange fan or Howard Stern listener. Not quite as well produced as Jack and Coke, which came later, but it's still Artie Lange being Artie Lange. Read morePublished on August 26, 2013 by Steven G. Zunich
this was a present for my niece and she loved it and was very happy with the purchase. Thank you!Published on April 24, 2013 by trina forbes
great gift for that Artie Lange lover in your life
stories from his childhood up to current
a really twisted and funny guy