From the Archives: Unmasked with Artie Lange


As part of our podcast sharing select archival episodes of ’s epic interview series Unmasked, this week we are going back to 201 to share an unbelievable hour:  Unmasked with .

The Unmasked series which began in 2008 with a brilliant hour with Patrice O’Neal, has taped nearly 200 episodes since, documenting the careers of the most interesting comedy writers, directors, filmmakers, actors, screenwriters, satirists, political comedians, comedic musicians and of course, stand up comedians in the business. It is a veritable archive of the greatest comedy of our time. Past Unmasked guests have included , Bob Newhart, , Dan Aykroyd, Simon Pegg, , Jim Jefferies, Gilbert Gottfried, Bobcat Goldthwait, Louis C.K., David Brenner, , and over 150 more comedy greats.

Artie Lange is one of the funniest people in comedy. There’s nobody like him.  He’s as beloved by fans and fellow comedians as he is hilarious and so when his life spiraled out of control, and news broke that he had tried to kill himself by stabbing himself in the stomach, the entire comedy world felt the blow in one way or another. Artie recorded this hour with during his promotional tour for his book, Crash and Burn, that addresses everything Artie went through. In the hour Artie goes beyond the book, sharing funny stories, and heartbreaking stories, and some stories that are both funny and heartbreaking.


It’s a sit on the edge of your seat hour hearing Artie talk openly about such personal subjects, and it’s also unbelievably funny.

The episode was taped on November 14, 2013 in the SiriusXM infamous Fishbowl studio in front of a live studio audience. This is Unmasked, from the Archives, with and .



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