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.”

Jon Hein on TV

Howard Stern Show Wrap-Up guru and Jump the Shark creator Jon Hein and his Diabetes are coming to a television near you.

It was announced this week that Hein has been cast as the host of a new reality show called ‘Fast Food Mania’. FFM will premiere on Discovery’s new ‘Destination America’ network on June 3rd. ‘Destination America’ will replace the environmentally conscious and low-rated ‘Planet Green’ network. Fast Food Mania’ will feature the “best fast food places to see what makes them work”. Sorry cows.

Hein has co-hosted ‘The Fast Food Show’ on Howard Stern’s secondary Sirius XM channel Howard 101 with HSS associate producer Jason Kaplan since 2010. Kaplan threw a deep fried hissy fit over the news of Hein’s T gig during Monday morning’s radio broadcast, accusing Hein of keeping the audition a secret to cut him out of the competition. Hein states that he landed the job through an open audition that was advertised on CraigsList.

Kaplan has also complained that Hein’s fast food critiques lack credibility because he doesn’t use a lot of toppings on his grease-soaked fast food.

Artie Lange Plotting HUGE Radio/TV Comeback in September

Sources with direct knowledge of the negotiations tell us Artie would team with his pal and fellow comedian Nick DiPaolo for the talk show.

We’re told the people behind “The Dan Patrick Show” are putting the deal together — and like Dan’s show … Artie and Nick’s would be nationally simulcast on DirecTV and Fox Sports Radio.

Artie hasn’t had a permanent home on the air since leaving Stern in January, 2010 — but when he guest hosted an FSR show last week … he said he definitely wants to come back to radio.

It’s not a done deal yet … but we’re told both sides are anxious to make it happen in time for a September premiere.

Stay tuned.

Howard Stern Signs New TV Deal

Howard Stern has inked a deal that will extend his on-demand TV presence.

The “King of All Media” renewed an agreement with In Demand that gives subscribers over 40 hours of uncensored programming each month.

A statement from the company announced, “We are thrilled that he will be continuing his iconic show, and proud to be able to deliver Howard TV to cable audiences around North America who want to see Howard Stern in action.

Beth and Baba Booey on Extra

Extra’s” special correspondent and Howard Stern’s wife Beth Ostrosky Stern and Stern’s longtime radio producer Gary “Baba Booey” Dell’Abate joked about who knows the radio shock jock the best.

“You have been in a relationship with my husband longer than I have been,” Ostrosky laughed, “What’s something that you think you know that I don’t know?” Dell’Abate replied, “I don’t know if there’s anything because I gotta tell you, Beth, he tells you everything, he really does!”

Dell’Abate is promoting his bestselling memoir, “They Call Me Baba Booey,” talking about everything from why his mother beat their neighbors with their own shrubbery to why you never want to lose a bet with Howard. Watch the interview!

Medicated Pete Dating Game – Date and Recap

Howard came back and said he had Yucko there and also had Dynah the girl who went on the date with Pete yesterday. He had her on the phone. Dynah said that she has to pee. She was waiting for him to come back though. Howard told her to go ahead and pee and they’ll listen in. She didn’t want to do that. She said it was okay and they could go through the interview.

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