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Artie Lange

Plotting HUGE Radio/TV Comeback

7/14/2011 5:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Comedian Artie Lange is in serious talks to make a triumphant return to the airwaves after leaving "The Howard Stern Show" last year ... TMZ has learned.

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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.

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Christian    

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Please go back to the Howard Stern Show, your true home! Please Artie, we miss you so much!

1107 days ago
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Dragon Tattoo    

who is this dude? Guess I have to google his ass now.....

1107 days ago
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Drew    

Nick DiPaolo is hilarious..Artie and him would make a great team.

1107 days ago
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Canon    

TMZ is getting dull. No recent li low stories and how about a Chris Brown woman beater story?

1107 days ago
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Holmgren    

Artie needs to get his ass back to Howard...I miss him :(

1107 days ago
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some guy    

I think Howard should throw Artie into a Spartan-like physical training regimen and diet plan. Kick his ass a little. Toughen his ass up.

Maybe have him sleep on a rock with some hay on it.

Think it would make pretty good radio to hear artie wheezing and gasping.


Stupid ass drunk.

1107 days ago
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Bob Loblaw    

Howard isn't even trying any more and his audience consists of mainly hardcore fans now. Artie's show will have more listeners than Stern's from the start on terrestrial radio.

1107 days ago
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some guy    

@Howard


Seriously, make this guy pay a little. Guy had the best job in the world and he drinks it away. Or did he snort it away.

1107 days ago
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some guy    

I think it'd be a good move to get Artie in shape. Maybe we could brand corporate sponsorship onto his fat gut. Plenty of room.

1107 days ago
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some guy    

Maybe, as he gets thinner and smaller, ad spots will get more expensive.

1107 days ago
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Bob Loblaw    

For those commenting on Artie's weight: he's lost considerable tonnage since he left Stern's show and (presumably) got clean. He's about where he was during the MadTV/Dirty Work era.

1107 days ago
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Matrinka    

I want Artie back on Stern! It just isn't the same without him... too much Sal and Richard!

1107 days ago
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TruthMuhSucka    

he is no john belushi

1107 days ago
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Roman    

Finally, I can completely ditch listening to the Hampton Howie Show!!!

1107 days ago
15.

nof    

Welcome back, big fella ...

n

1107 days ago
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