Addiction and relapse are not new themes for Artie Lange or anyone who has followed his career over the last 25 years. Realities of his life, a recurring cycle of drug use, rehab and relapse are also punchlines in his act.
Friends and fans of the Jersey comedian have taken notice. After he posted a photo of himself this month in which his nose appeared badly swollen, concerned parties called police, who showed up at Lange’s Hoboken doorstep.
The comedian, a Livingston native who hails from Union Township and is perhaps best known for his eight-year stint on “The Howard Stern Show,” had already grabbed headlines in March, when he was arrested at his Hoboken parking garage for possession of heroin, cocaine and drug paraphernalia after police said they found the substances in