The last time we heard about stand-up comedian and Howard Stern Show castmember Artie Lange, it was April of 2010; it seemed like he was doing better after his suicide attempt in January of last year. He popped up at New York City’s Comedy Cellar to do a short set and even attended a family dinner, accompanied by a sober coach, according a Punchline Magazine source.
Today we hear he’s continuing in the right direction. On Saturday, Howard Stern Show writers Sal Governale and Richard Christy held a Q&A at the Avalon in Hollwood. And when an audience member asked about Lange’s status, Governale said he was doing well and working on his second book, reports Liz Brown of the Examiner. According to the report and accompanying video, Sal said the following:
All right, I’m going to tell you about Artie Lange…A lot of people ask us this and I’ll tell you personally…after Artie went through his unfortunate bout of personal demons, I had the opportunity to speak to him and Artie is really working on making himself better. He suffers from clinical depression…(interruptions from the audience). Artie is just trying to better himself. And he really is working hard at it. He’s working on his second book.
Lange’s first book Too Fat to Fish covered the comedian’s life through the summer of 2008. It quickly became a New York Times bestseller.