Artie Lange’s newest stand up special was highly anticipated this year, largely because of Artie’s personal struggles which he shared for many years on the Howard Stern Show.
The Stench of Failure was recorded in New Jersey and premiered on Comedy Central. Artie describes it as “stories about me and rehab and drug use and mental homes and general craziness.”
Artie is planning on making his return to the talk radio format on Jan 5th. While his new show won’t be on terrestrial or satellite radio, he is making it available online as a podcast.
Some interesting questions Artie answered during a online question/answer:
Q: When was the last time you talked to Howard Stern?
A: About 2 years ago.
Q: In 2006 you admitted to having a man’s load shot on your chest at an orgy. Since then, have any other men spilled their seed on your body?
A: No, and that was a complete mistake, and no. It’s never happened again, nor will it ever happen again.
Q: Artie, We lost the greatest wack-paker ever, Eric the “Actor”. What was your best memory of this little guy from Sacramento?
A:He came to a comedy gig I did in San Francisco once, and he was onstage for exactly 4 minutes, and got booed offstage and wanted me to pay him $4,000. And I obliged, cuz I loved him, but he had this kind of “I don’t care” attitude that is what you need in show business, I believe.
Q:Loved you on the Stern show, enjoyed both your books too. The show has never been as good since you left. Will you ever do an interview with Stern? Or appear on wrap up maybe?
A:Sure I would if they wanted me to! But the time would have to be right, I think. But of course I would, I would do anything for the show.
Q:What is your podcast going to be like? How many hours/how often, etc? How much will it cost? Loved the direct TV show.
A:The show will be at least 3 times a week for 2 hours per day. And the cost will be $6.95 a month, we’re working on it, nothing too expensive. But it will be COMPLETELY uncensored and a lot of fun, so it’ll be a blast, I promise.
Q:What was your favorite moment ever on Stern?
A:Probably when I got to sing with AC/DC. I got to sing “You Shook Me All Night Long.” Out of a bunch of fun times, that was probably my favorite time.