Press Release #18 (12/5/08)




Howard TV Is There the Moment Artie Learns that His Book Debuts at No. 1 on
New York Times Bestseller List

New York, Dec. 5 - Comedian Artie Lange's autobiography Too Fat To Fish which debuted at number one on the New York Times Best Seller list (non-fiction) has fans from all over the country coming out to meet him and cheer him on. This popular cast member of "The Howard Stern Show" is about to wrap up one of the most memorable years of his life and Howard TV On Demand has been documenting the excitement for an exclusive special. Howard TV recently joined Lange as he travelled around the United States promoting his book on national talk shows and in book stores from coast to coast. The result is Artie Lange: Too Fat to Fish Book Special set to premiere on the Howard TV On Demand service starting Thursday, December 18.

Featured in the show are Howard Stern; cast members; special guests Seth Green and Lisa Lampanelli; Stern show's loveable writer Benjy Bronk (appearing as Artie in street sketches); legions of loyal fans; plus friends and family including Artie's mother who originally coined the phrase "too fat to fish."

Artie Lange: Too Fat to Fish Book Special goes behind-the-scenes and captures the authentic Artie. Interviews include Artie himself as well as Howard Stern, Robin Quivers, Gary Dell'Abate, Fred Norris, with Stern show regular the Reverend Bob Levy "trying" to read sections of the book. The special captures memorable events such as the book cover photo shoot with a temperamental East German photographer; Lange's preparations backstage for his appearance on Late Night with Conan O'Brien and his meet-and-greet sessions with fiercely supportive fans at book stores around the country. Howard TV cameras were there at the "Bookends" appearance in Ridgewood, New Jersey at the moment Artie found out his book was slated to debut at number one on the New York Times Best Seller list (non-fiction).

Coincidentally, his mother, sister, aunt, uncle and publisher were all there at that moment.  Wack Pack regulars Beetlejuice, High Pitch Eric, Double A, Fred the Elephant Boy and Marianne from Brooklyn make appearances on the special. Plus, see Artie's fans comment on the book and share their love for him.

Doug Z. Goodstein is the Executive Producer for Artie Lange's Too Fat to Fish Book Special. Mike Gange is Supervising Producer. Keith Fenimore serves as Director/Senior Producer.

About Howard TV On Demand
Stern fans get an uncensored window into Howard's freedom on satellite radio with digital cable's premium video-on-demand (SVOD) service Howard TV On Demand. The service gives digital cable subscribers access to Howard Stern and his colorful cast of characters right into their living rooms 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. As the only place to see Stern, the "all-Stern-all-the-time" channel offers opportunities to exclusively view the daily Sirius shows as well as original programming conceptualized by Howard Stern and the Howard TV On Demand producers.  Fans are able to get these brand new shows at the touch of a button as well as access an archive of some of the best shows from Howard's expansive television library. The Howard TV On Demand channel is currently available to 32 million digital cable subscribers through Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications, Cablevision, Charter Communications, Brighthouse and Rogers cable systems for $13.99 per month (SRP).

About iN DEMAND Networks
iN DEMAND Networks is the pioneer and world leader in providing exciting entertainment delivered through television's most innovative technologies. iN DEMAND creates and delivers programming through three distinct areas of business: Pay-Per-View (PPV), Video-On-Demand (VOD) and high definition (HD) programming. PPV programming includes movies, mega boxing and mixed martial arts events and the digital out-of-market subscription sports packages for MLB, the NBA, the NHL and MLS. The company also offers a range of VOD products including first-run movies, original HD VOD content, and serves as the exclusive TV home of Howard Stern, via its Howard TV On Demand offering. iN DEMAND's owners are Comcast iN DEMAND Holdings, Inc., Cox Communications Holdings, Inc., and Time Warner Entertainment - Advance/Newhouse Partnership. Further information about the company can be found at

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