Often these calls would end with the 3'5" Lynch threatening to physically assault one or both of them.Celebrity guests to the show who discussed perceived hardships in their lives would find Lange waiting with his trademark phrase "Waaaaahhh". (born October 11, 1967) is an American actor, comedian, radio personality, and author.Lange is most notable for replacing Jackie Martling on The Howard Stern Show, and for being an original cast member of the sketch comedy series MADtv.
His mother Judy worked as a secretary while his father, Arthur Sr., was a general contractor.While searching for such work, Lange's regular form of employment was driving a taxi in New York City.CareerEarly comedy career and MADtv (1987–1997)On June 12, 1985, at 17 years of age, Lange performed his first stand-up comedy routine at The Improv in Hell's Kitchen, Manhattan. In the first three months of 1992, Lange landed a role in a dinner theater play, touring restaurants and catering halls in New Jersey.He then co-formed an improv troupe called Live on Tape, which led to the group performing sell-out shows at Caroline's on Broadway in New York City. Lange was taken by William Morris Agency, where he met Peter Principato, his manager of ten years.In May 1995, Lange flew to Los Angeles to shoot the television pilot for MADtv, a sketch comedy show that was picked up by Fox. Lange, who moved to the west coast in July, landed a role as one of the eight original cast members from 8,000 comics who were screened. Lange attributed his hiring to the fact that he fit the John Belushi mold that was popular in sketch comedy. His most popular recurring character on the show was "That's My White Mama".Lange returned for the filming of the second season of MADtv in August 1996. However, his stint with the show came to an end when cast and crew members attempted to have an intervention for him after a cocaine binge.Lange credits Mac Donald and director Bob Saget with rejuvenating his comedy career, leading to several more film appearances and a lucrative television development deal. He then joined the cast of Mac Donald's sitcom The Norm Show during its second season, staying until its cancellation the following year.Lange has since described this period as a personal high point but a creative low point.