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The Knights of Prosperity almost included Artie Lange

by Joel Keller, posted Jan 3rd 2007 4:44PM
In our effort to give the public every little bit of Artie Lange news possible, listeners of Howard Stern's Sirius show have been learning over the last few days that he was offered a role on ABC's comedy The Knights of Prosperity, but turned it down.

Which role, you might ask? Well, I'll leave that for you to guess, but here are some clues: Artie told Howard that they were looking for a "New Jersey/New York" guy, with the requisite accent and regular-guy manner. So, either watch tonight's premiere or go to the show's website and figure it out. There seems to be conflicting stories as to why he turned the show down: executive producer Rob Burnett told Howard 100 News that it was due to "scheduling difficulties", but Artie just didn't think the concept was going to fly. Burnett told the Howard 100 folks that he hopes to have Artie on later in the season; maybe the crew will try to rob him instead of him being one of the robbers.

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