• Artie Lange heads to rehab; could face jail time

    Artie Lange announced this week he’s going back to rehab, but first has to go to court. The comedian revealed that he would go into treatment earlier this week on a New Jersey radio show hosted by Steve Trevelise on 101.5 FM. The announcement comes after a meeting with the founder of Hamilton Township’s City of Angels Kevin Meara, who runs the nonprofit that fights drug addiction. “I’m about to

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    Laughspin Podcast, episode 101: Chris Rock, Artie Lange, Lena Dunham

    It’s been a long, long time since we’ve recorded a proper comedy news podcast edition of The Laughspin Podcast with Mike Gogel, Laughspin Podcast co-host. But we finally got it together after many one-one-interview episodes I did with the likes of Judd Apatow, Dane Cook, Cameron Esposito, Carly Aquilino and more. Hopefully you guys enjoyed those or if you haven’t listened yet you’ll feel compelled to do so soon! But

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    Artie Lange banned from ESPN for Cari Champion Twitter jokes, Lange apologizes again (Audio)

    In an update that won’t surprise anyone, Artie Lange will not appear on ESPN in any foreseeable future according to TMZ. Lange became the center of controversy after posting a series of racially and sexually charged tweets on Tuesday. The alleged jokes were directed at ESPN correspondent Cari Champion while he watched her on ESPN’s First Take. Artie Lange went on to share a sexual fantasy of slavery role-play where

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    Artie Lange apologizes to ESPN’s Cari Champion for slavery jokes, blames ‘these groups’ for getting booted from @Midnight

    In a story that’s still developing, Artie Lange claims he’s not allowed to appear on @Midnight tonight due to a series of tweets/jokes he wrote about ESPN correspondent Cari Champion, in which he fantasized about her being a slave and having sex with her. Champion is black. “They’re now telling me I can’t appear on @Midnight tonight because of the pressure they’re getting from these groups,” Lange tweeted. “But who

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    Artie Lange tells Jimmy Fallon he lost $25,000 because of Keith Richards (Video)

    Since taking over the Tonight Show, Jimmy Fallon has hosted hundreds of guests, ranging from accomplished musicians to upsettingly famous reality stars. Some of them have visited more often than others, a distinct honor in itself. That’s why I couldn’t imagine anyone more deserving of the record for most Fallon appearances than Artie Lange. Veteran stand-up comedian and raunchy conversationalist extraordinaire, Artie is known for his long and hilarity packed

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    Artie Lange’s ‘Stench of Failure’ promo for Comedy Central goes old school (Video)

    Since the Oct. 18 Comedy Central premiere of Artie Lange’s one-hour special Artie Lange: The Stench of Failure is fast approaching, the veteran comedian dropped this hilarious promo. It combines three of Artie Lange’s favorite things– gambling, sports and gambling on sports. Check it out below! Sign up to get comedy videos and headlines delivered to your inbox! Be sure to subscribe to the weekly Laughspin Podcast on iTunes or

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    Artie Lange: The Stench of Failure premieres Oct. 18 on Comedy Central

    Most comedians are tortured artists and there are few more tortured than Artie Lange. The 46-year-old veteran comic, former Howard Stern Show star and two-time best selling author has been to hell. But he’s come back, albeit scathed both physically and psychologically, over the last few years. The culmination of Lange’s storied return to the stage takes form Oct. 18 at midnight on Comedy Central, when Artie Lange: The Stench

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    Artie Lange hospitalized after suffering diabetic shock (Photos)

    Artie Lange has been killing it recently, but it seems the veteran comedian has suffered a setback, as he’s been hospitalized. “In the hospital outside of Detroit after going into diabetic shock. Trying to get better. Sorry for missing gigs,” Lange tweeted earlier today, adding the lovely photo below. Lange has been touring the country doing stand-up and hosting The Artie Lange Show on DirecTV. He even released this new

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    Artie Lange’s Pete Rose kidnapping video recalls gambling charges and giant turds (Video)

    Stand-up comedian and radio host Artie Lange has kidnapped shamed baseball legend Pete Rose! Oh no! Well, actually, Pete Rose is just fine. The only person who tied the retired Major League Baseball star was Lange’s cartoonist. A new video from Rug Burn’s YouTube page features the former Howard Stern Show co-host in cartoon form interviewing the former Cincinnati Red Rookie of the Year tied up “against his will” to

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    Artie Lange will write about suicide attempt, drug use and more in new memoir

    Fans of Artie Lange’s raw and honest New York Times 2008 bestseller, Too Fat to Fish will be happy to hear the former Howard Stern Show radio personality will release Crash and Burn, a memoir, on Oct. 29. The book, to be published by Touchstone, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, will include accounts of Lange’s near-fatal addictions to heroin and alcohol as well as his attempted suicide in January

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    Beth Behrs, Artie Lange star in Maria Menounos produced serial killer comedy (Video)

    Serial killers sell, and Maria Menounos and Keven Undergaro’s newly released indie comedy The Adventures of Serial Buddies is adding to the crowded club of popular murder movies. Available today stream on iTunes and through the film’s website, Adventures, written by Undergaro, is a wacky buddy road trip movie about a band of misfit murderers (played by Paul Ashton, Hal Rudnick, Todd Wilson and Gian Molina). The cast also includes

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    Why Katt Williams reneging on his retirement is a terrible idea

    Oh, so you know how we told you Katt Williams announced his retirement? Right. Well, I guess he was just joking? “Katt is definitely not retiring,” his reps said in a statement. “He will be moving forward with the tour.” In fact, Williams is due to perform in Houston tonight at the Toyota Center. His impromptu announcement came after he spent a rough few days in Seattle, getting arrested, being

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    Kevin Hart, Ricky Gervais, Patton Oswalt and more to headline New York Comedy Festival

    This year’s New York Comedy Festival will run Nov. 7 – 11. The schedule was announced this week, and as always they’ve put together an impressive line-up. The ninth annual festival, in partnership with Comedy Central, brings Aziz Ansari, Adam Carolla, Rob Delaney, Jim Gaffigan, Ricky Gervais, Kevin Hart, Artie Lange, Bill Maher, Patton Oswalt, Brian Regan, Marlon and Shawn Wayans and Robin Williams to the city’s biggest venues, including

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    Jerry Seinfeld will guest on the new season of Louis C.K.’s FX show ‘Louie’

    Legendary comedian Jerry Seinfeld will guest star on an upcoming episode of Louis C.K.’s Emmy-winning FX show Louie. When Chris Rock answered his phone today during a press junket for Madagascar 3 (in which he stars), the comedian let it slip that he was talking with his friend Seinfeld, who was currently on the set of Louie in New York City, reports Hollywood.com. Seinfeld joins Artie Lange and Marc Maron,

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    Artie Lange talks rehab, radio, getting back to comedy and more! (Video)

    Comedy Juice, run by LA comic Mark Serittella, is now a regular show at Gotham, every Tuesday night at 10 P.M. I heard that my buddy Artie Lange was going to come in to do a guest spot so I packed up my video equipment and ran down in hopes of catching up with him. I hadn’t seen him since before he went to rehab, and he was very open

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