• 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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    Viacom and DirecTV strike a deal, though DirecTV still seems a bit annoyed

    Dear, DirecTV subscribers: You no longer need to switch cable providers to watch your favorite Comedy Central, MTV, and Nickelodeon shows. Today Viacom and DirecTV made peace and struck a deal. You may remember the two companies have been fighting over how much DirecTV would pay Viacom for their channels. Before today’s deal, Viacom received about $500 million in payment from DirecTV. The cable provider spends around $10 billion a

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    Viacom drops Daily Show, Colbert Report from online viewing due to DirecTV dispute

    Maybe a lot of viewers weren’t too upset to learn this week that DirecTV had dropped Viacom networks — including Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, and VH1 — because our favorite shows were still available online. But now that has changed. As the battle over increased fees escalates, Viacom’s latest move was to cut Internet access to streaming episodes of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Colbert Report, and several

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