Former Mad TV cast member Artie Lange took over Jackie Martling's role as the show's comic sidekick from 2001 until early 2010, when he attempted to kill himself. Since then he's been recovering privately. "Artie has even said to me recently that he would be willing to come back on the show and explain what happened," Stern tells Rolling Stone. "I don't feel strong enough within myself or that I'd be doing the right thing by him, because I don't want to do the wrong thing for Artie. I just want Artie to stay alive."