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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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46.

Willie    

Who is this guy and what is a howard show?

1112 days ago
47.

clintharless53    

ARTIE -- BIG Huge mistake leaving Howard.

1112 days ago
48.

kevin king    

I heard he stabbed himself in the stomach looking for new veins to shoot heroin into because all the others had scarred over. Good to see he's been able to roll up off his fat ass to attempt a chinup off the bottom rung of show business.

1112 days ago
49.

Buckwheat's Ghost    

It's good to see Artie taking another "stab" at show biz. Go get em, you fat, lazy, un-funny, baby gorilla...why don't you work at a zoo, and stop bothering people..Just kidding. Kick some ass Art. Buckwheat's Ghost is watching. ..!..-_-..!..

1112 days ago
50.

Whamo    

It's good to see most of the people here supporting Artie, To all the people that call him a druggie and fat, well you're right but the guy is also a human being with a good heart (well not physically ) and a great sense of humour. To the person who said he brought testosterone to the Stern show well said. Artie talked about sports and just general guy stuff. Howie's a ***** and wouldn't know what it's like to be a man if his life depended on it. All Howard talks about now is people's feeling and how their relationship with their father is like a little bi t ch. Who the F cares about dancing with the stars and American idol, The Bachelor I mean does Howie even have ba lls anymore? The Stern show is DONE DONE DONE. It unlistenable without someone to guide it down a different path other than girly ****e. F Howard, F Robin, F The Howard Stern Bore!

1112 days ago
51.

Ramon    

He's about as funny as a turd in a punch bowl...

1112 days ago
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January Jonez    

Drew 10 hours ago

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

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Totally agree!!

1112 days ago
53.

GarrettW    

This just in: Artie's arteries planning HUGE bloodclot resulting in award-winning heart attack.

1112 days ago
54.

cc    

I doubt Howard and the crew want him back, so it's best for Artie to start fresh. I agree with Drew, Artie and Nick would make a great team.

1112 days ago
55.

HeatherCawley    

i heard he stabbed himself in the gut like 12 times with a steak knife trying to kill himself..... sad.

1112 days ago
56.

grinds my gears    

The man had everything and cannon balled the whole deal. was it not enough to have the best job in history working on the howard stern show? I wish the man the best. I strugle to pay my bills.And yet, whitey is on the moon..

1112 days ago
57.

habit73    

Sad thing is Artie would have a larger audience with FOX Sports radio these days. Howard needs Art back in the mix as much as Artie would like to be back on the show. Not going to happen. The show has evolved past Artie now. Honey Badger don't give a **** these days and neither does Howard.

1112 days ago
58.

bunny    

That's what Howard gets for not allowing Artie to come back at least for one interview. Artie will make a different show successful and changes are, people will go to Artie instead because Howard's show has been really boring without him and most people stopped listening after.

1112 days ago
59.

JulieB    

It's a wonder he's not dead yet.

1112 days ago
60.

fu waddd    

FORGET raddiuos GET YOUR PHAT GRITTY Face and Plat goose necks to the MOVIES as a bad tass funny mean guy with a baseball game voice and become a billionare stay healthy and those mean plaht faced bad guys rolls you will own the box office.DUDE I`ant kiding you one starmucxker NO ONE IN THE INDUSTRY LIKE YOU keep youtr head thdas time

1112 days ago
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