ARTIE LANGE'S BIGGEST COMEDY INFLUENCES
Artie Lange pays homage to the brutally honest, inappropriate, insane, sarcastic, idiot-skewering genius of his heroes.
''He's so honest. If someone's able to be funny while they're being honest, that's what a funny person is to me.''
''Howard's unbelievably nutty, politically incorrect style is probably the single biggest influence on me.''
''Years ago, my cousin gave me a tape of his early stand-up. The s--- was just brilliant, insanely great jokes.''
''He's so funny playing sarcastic characters. He's the quintessential wiseass. His influence is everywhere, I think.''
''Letterman's the king of that self-deprecating, ironic thing. I used to love when he would skewer idiots on air.''