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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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writenow    

Yeah, that'll work. As if there's a shortage of substance abusing, ego filled morons. Yeah. Big need for those.

1168 days ago
17.

Sam    

Would much rather have him save the failing Stern show but will happily listen to him wherever he is! Happy to hear he is doing so well.

1168 days ago
18.

snowcat    

The Stern is just not the same anymore without Artie:(
I don't think it is up to Howard whether he comes back on the show or not.He pulled so much crap on The Stern Show,I don't think the powers that be at Sirius would take Artie back.Plus he was not on the show during the last contract negotiations.

Too bad,because the show REALLY needs him,the show has become kind of boring.It seems as if it has "jumped the shark".

1168 days ago
19.

GOD    

This is going to make Hampton Howie PISSED. He refused to talk about him or have him on even as a guest and now our favorite junkie will steal the remaining fans that have tolerated that mess he calls a show. Good luck with your billion dollar lawsuit howie, lol.

1168 days ago
20.

some guy    

@Howard


I think Fred should play the sound of a cold beer being cracked open and poured into a glass every minute while Artie's there. See if he starts drooling and shaking.

Maybe have a couple beer bikini girls do body shots off each other in front of Artie.

1168 days ago
21.

RonBurgundy    

Artie Lange is a selfish, talentless, piece of garbage. He has destroyed every relationship he's ever had all because he chose to get high.

He is a full blown junkie. He will be dead very soon as this new this talk show will never make it longer than a few weeks. He has nothing to offer society except sad tales of his heroin use.

Yawn...Dead before Christmas.

1168 days ago
22.

TMZgossip    

Artie is going to take a STAB at his own radio show?

1168 days ago
23.

RLDAVIS70    

WHO?

1168 days ago
24.

Kevin    

I dont get how he always is so down on himself and miserable all the time. He was making boat loads of cash, he was well liked on the show and by the fans, and he tries killing himself by stabbing himself over and over with a kitchen knife. Grow a pair and enjoy life while you have it man.

1168 days ago
25.

Truth    

Nick and Artie were HILARIOUS on Fox Sports last week.

The show would be very entertaining. Don't waste your time on Stern.

1168 days ago
26.

4ff0087b    

Missed you Artie! I'm glad you feel well enough to work again, even though it won't be on the Stern show :-(

In case you were wondering, things have not been fun or funny since you've been gone.

1168 days ago
27.

myliverhurts    

Ron Burgundy, Hey loser he has more going for him than you ever thought about. I hope you'll be dead before Christmas, because your attitude sucks balls. your so negative towards this guy. sure he has issues but who doesn't. Yawn, go away s***bag...

1168 days ago
28.

bob    

Artie is everything you could ever want in a comedian. Except if you wanted your comedian thin or funny.....

1168 days ago
29.

roll3567    

i hope he has success. so many others get second and third and hundredth chances, why not artie? hes talented and deserves to work if he wants to. i just hope hes past all the anger, cause it got ugly at the end. his time on howard has passed and for him to go back to the show would seem forced and is taking the show in the wrong direction. if he does something, i'd check it out. howards show is not the old show anymore not because of arties absence, but because of howard and sirius. im sure he regrets staying.

1168 days ago
30.

cosmo    

you all dont get the point...howard wont take himm back.he screwed howard over and howard cant have him on the show while walking on egg shells worried that a suicide joke will send artie back to the needle.howard cant have that and let his humor fly.artie will relapse for sure and just like last time many will blame howard again for that.fred and robin should stop their egos for the fans sake and let jackie back on.howard took it under consideration but fred said he would quit if jackie came back.jackie is perfect fodder for the show.loved artie but howard is the most loyal person ever,and artie is so not.

1168 days ago
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