• Brody Stevens: comedian, actor dead at 48 by apparent suicide

    Comedian Brody Stevens was found dead Friday afternoon in Los Angeles. Police are investigating the cause of death as suicide by hanging. He was 48. The well-liked comic was found shortly before 1:00 p.m. The Blast reported that Stevens had told friends that he took himself off his medications amid worries that they were dulling his creativity. The Chelsea Lately panelist spoke about his struggles with mental health in the past,

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    Pete Davidson SNL absence caused by skipped rehearsals; celebrities concerned about mental health

    Pete Davidson had a hard week last week. Many started to worry about the comedian’s mental health after he posted to Instagram what seemed to be suicidal thoughts. Davidson was then suspiciously absent from this past weekend’s Saturday Night Live. He only appeared for one line, to introduce musical guest Miley Cyrus and had a small cameo in a pre-recorded sketch. This came after a whirlwind weekend leading many fans

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    Laughspin Podcast: Jeannette Rizzi talks Blindsided, suicide, monks and nuns

    On the newest episode of The Laughspin Podcast – the historic 100th episode! – Laughspin editor Dylan Gadino sits down with comedian Jeannette Rizzi. While the chat with Rizzi is filled with fun, laughs, hijinks and more, the pair do delve into more serious fare like depression and suicide. It’s all part of Rizzi’s hope to bring awareness to suicide prevention. She’s currently raising money to properly fund Blindsided, a

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    Doug Stanhope shares a fan’s suicide note

    Doug Stanhope may have outdone himself in stomping on taboos with the post on his blog (and to his email list) today. He opened with a brief and fitting memorial to his friend and fellow comedian Frank Lunney, who, as Stanhope puts it, “croaked” in his sleep early last month at the age of 53. On what would have been Lunney’s 54th birthday, Stanhope writes: My good old buddy Frank

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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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    Artie Lange “trying to better himself” and working on new book

    The last time we heard about stand-up comedian and Howard Stern Show castmember Artie Lange, it was April of 2010; it seemed like he was doing better after his suicide attempt in January of last year. He popped up at New York City’s Comedy Cellar to do a short set and even attended a family dinner, accompanied by a sober coach, according a Punchline Magazine source. Today we hear he’s

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