Artie Lange: “Pete Holmes Is The Best Comedy Partner I’ve Ever Had”

Filming for HBO’s “Crashing” season 2 is currently underway and comedian Pete Holmes has confirmed Artie Lange will continue to be a regular on the show.

“I play a very naïve character based on myself, I would say when I was 28,” said Holmes. “Then I meet Artie and I’m a guy who wants to get into comedy and Artie’s a guy who’s obviously in comedy and warns me about it, like the ghost of Christmas future. But then we kind of rub off on each other.”

In an interview, Pete talked about the “crashing” aspect of the show, which is supposed to be a reference to couch surfing. Holmes admitted that the concept of the show is not something that would last forever and stated that the show may only go on for two more seasons.

Crashing episode 6 is titled “Artie” which will deal with Artie’s personal problems including the drug issue. Lange admitted that things got a bit emotional in this “Crashing” season 2 episode.

Artie who is best known for being the abrasive unfiltered former comedian of The Howard Stern Show went on to say how much comedy has enlightened him to some liberal ideas.

“The town I grew up in north Jersey is eight miles from this progressive, unbelievable place, New York City. But it has the most closed-minded people about gays, racial stuff. And I’m proud that I became more enlightened than my friends by going into show business. You do meet a lot of interesting people that are more enlightened than you are in the world.”

“Most people who don’t take the leap into a creative world never even try to answer those questions,” Lange says, referring to the spiritual queries about faith and existence that often come up on Crashing. “They just let that all build up and they become my uncle Tony. And I’m trying not to do that.”

The New Artie Lange Show

The Nick & Artie Show appears to have been taken off the air in favor of “The Artie Lange Show.”

A recent post on The Nick & Artie Show’s Facebook page seems to point to what fans had been thinking all week.

You guys have been great detectives on trying to figure out what the new situation will be starting on Monday,” reads the Facebook entry, posted earlier this afternoon. “Nick is pursuing some great opportunities and we are excited to announce the NEW Artie Lange Show.

The Artie Lange ShowWhat made the transition suspicious was a purchase of the domain name Artielangeshow.com,which was registered to a person under the name Ken Kohl. Kohl is the director of operations for the entertainment division of DirecTV, the hub of former The Nick & Artie Show. Their prior website seems to be taken offline and just shows a under construction page.

Di Paolo commented Friday morning that he couldn’t say anything about situation just yet.

Remembering Artie Lange on the Stern Show, some of the best moments and fights with Howard and the staff.

Baba Booey is “nervous” about the Stern / Sirius negotiation

Gary Dell’Abate appeared on the sports WFAN-AM (660) New York morning show with Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton, saying that while both sides continue to negotiate a new contract, the future is very uncertain. Dell’Abate says, ” Howard is negotiating, but we’ve never gone this far before … everybody is nervous, including me.” He also tells Boomer and Carton that Stern wants to remain on Sirius XM. The last show for Stern under his current 5-year/$500 million deal is December 17.