• Russell Brand documentary explores comedian’s past drug use (Video)

    Russell Brand has been alcohol and drug free for 10 years, but, like most addicts, it’s still a daily struggle for him to remain that way. In a documentary, Russell Brand: From Addiction to Recovery, airing on BBC 3 in the UK, Brand addresses this and more. “Ten years ago, though, I couldn’t get enough of them,” he says in the film, some of which is shown in the interview

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    Tommy Chong: I have cancer and I’m treating it with cannabis

    Although he’s likely been living with the disease for years and was officially diagnosed a month ago, longtime comedian Tommy Chong, best known as one half of Cheech & Chong, just announced he’s been battling prostate cancer. And the famous marijuana advocate, unsurprisingly, claims he’s fighting the disease with cannabis. Instead of smoking marijuana, however, he currently ingests hemp oil before going to bed so, “I won’t be woozy all

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    Darrell Hammond admits to smoking crack, cutting himself

    Substance abuse is certainly, and sadly, not a rarity in the world of comedy. But it seems some of the stories Saturday Night Live alum Darrell Hammond tells in his upcoming memoir are surprising– even by standards levied by jaded comedy enthusiasts. Copies of the book God, If You’re Not Up There, I’m Fucked: Misadventures In Stand-Up, Saturday Night Live, and Other Mind-Altering Mayhem (out Nov. 8), were sent to

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    Read Russell Brand’s touching tribute to his “vulnerable” friend, Amy Winehouse

    Surely, by now you all know singer Amy Winehouse was found dead yesterday at the age of 27. Though she had a very public battle with drugs and alcohol, no cause has yet been named for her death– despite an autopsy being completed. However, you can speculate with decent certainty that drugs had something to do with her passing. After reading comedian Russell Brand’s tribute to the pop star, it’s

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    Artie Lange confirms return to radio, opens up about his recovery

    Embattled comedian Artie Lange, who’s been off the radio airwaves since his suicide attempt in January of last year, confirmed today that he’ll be returning to the job on Sept. 12. But, it won’t be with Howard Stern. Lange told comedian Joe Matarese, on his podcast Fixing Joe, that Lange and longtime friend, comedian Nick Di Paolo will host their own show on Fox Sports Radio. “It’s going to be

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    Louis C.K. talks with Playboy about growing up in Mexico, Sarah Palin, doing drugs

    Louis C.K., as he appears in the new issue of Playboy

    Though the new issue of Playboy won’t officially hit stands until tomorrow, we’re thrilled to give you a peek inside comedian Louis C.K.’s 20-Question feature, which proves you can get a lot done in 20 questions. Here’s a few excerpts from the interview. On growing up in Mexico: “It makes me feel differently about America.

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    Mike DeStefano to debut one-man show “Drugs, Disease and Death: A Comedy”

    They say that a difficult, tumultuous life is prime fuel for comedy. If that’s the case, then Mike DeStefano has more than enough to last a lifetime. Drawing on a rough past that includes drug addiction, the loss of his wife, and an HIV diagnosis, DeStefano will move from his successful venture on NBC’s Last Comic Standing to a new one man show called Drugs, Disease and Death: A Comedy.

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    Robert Kelly: Cringe comedy with a side of sensitive

    Just the Tip isn’t just the name of comedian Robert Kelly’s new Comedy Central album; it’s also where the former Tourgasm star’s career is headed. Ok, and it’s a reference to one of his dick jokes. But there’s a lot more to this tough Boston native. Robert Kelly is a bit tuckered but in a great mood as we stride through New York City’s West Village on a chilly March

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