When Artie Lange gets honest, he gets REALLY honest. Last night at Town Hall, Lange opened up about his time in rehab, playing Scrabble in psych wards and getting offers to write tweets for Kim Kardashian. He explained why those under 25 are part of the gayest generation and went on a tirade when an audience member yelled out A-Rod's name. Even Artie admitted that "some of these aren't jokes, they're just pure anger."
Despite his troubles over the past two years, Artie still aims to provide guidance and wisdom. He left the audience with this advice for 12-year-olds: "If you give a hooker money to go get cocaine, she will never come back."
Artie opened and closed with standing ovations as he exclaimed, "I'm back, motherf**kers." Currently you can see him on the Nick and Artie Show on DirectTV with Nick DiPaolo, and Artie hinted that a Hurricane Sandy benefit show is in the works featuring him, Nick and Dave Attell.
Stay tuned for more coverage from the New York Comedy Festival.