Artie Lange (MADtv) Talks with Ari Shaffir (This Is Not Happening) for The Talkhouse Film Podcast

The two stand-up comedians share stories about being high at the Anne Frank house, getting death threats, doing time in L.A. County Jail, and more.

The latest episode of the Talkhouse Film podcast is a conversation between Ari Shaffir, stand-up comedian and host of Comedy Central’s This Is Not Happening, and one of the most recent guests on that show, Artie Lange, best known for The Howard Stern Show and MADtv. In a funny, provocative talk, the two share war stories about their lives as comics, such as Shaffir eating “tarnished” baked goods and receiving death threats for his videos, and Artie doing time in L.A. County Jail, working as a Santa in a strip club, and having a very memorable encounter with Dave Navarro and Carmen Electra. For more filmmakers talking film and TV, visit Talkhouse Film at

The music featured in the podcast is as follows:
1. Intro / outro underscore: “Plastic Man vs. The Giant Red Phase Of The Sun” – Iced Ink

Episode engineered by Elia Einhorn and edited by Mark Yoshizumi

Artie Lange is one of the most sought after live comedians in the business. He got his break in the mid ’90s on MADtv, which helped land him acting roles in Dirty Work, The Bachelor, Lost and Found, Mystery Men, The Fourth Floor, Old School and Elf. Lange was a beloved regular on The Howard Stern Show, and now hosts the Artie Quitter podcast. He is the author of the memoirs Too Fat To Fish, a New York Times bestseller, and its follow-up, Crash and Burn.