The rift between Hoboken comedian Artie Lange and his old boss Howard Stern is widening, with Lange delivering a no-holds-barred rebuke of the kinder, gentler and more celebrity-friendly shock jock on his podcast last week.
“Someone has brainwashed him … We are the caddies in ‘Caddyshack.’ They’re Ted Knight,” Lange howls. “All those years he wanted to be at the table. He didn’t want to (bleeping) set the table on fire. He sat down and said, ‘I’m one of you now. What do I need to do?’ Guess what? They should be thrilled they’re hanging out with you.”
In the Artie Quitter podcast, Lange admits that the radio legend cut him off so completely that Stern refused to accept an ad for one of Lange’s memoirs. But Lange also insists that his anti-Stern rant is actually “the biggest compliment on the planet”: “He’s the only guy who could have said ‘(Bleep) you, I don’t want to sit at your table.'”