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THE WORLD TELEVISION PREMIERE STAND-UP SPECIAL
"ARTIE LANGE: JACK AND COKE"
PREMIERES SATURDAY, JANUARY 23 AT 10:00 P.M.

NEW YORK, January 4, 2010 — COMEDY CENTRAL is about to sit back, have a drink and share a hearty laugh at Artie Lange’s comical musings in the World Television Premiere of “Artie Lange: Jack and Coke,” debuting Saturday, January 23 at 10:00 p.m.

COMEDY CENTRAL is bringing Artie Lange’s shocking, uncensored observations and incredible knack for funny storytelling to the stage. Lange returns as raw as ever in his new special from the famed Gotham Comedy Club in New York City. Listen as he talks about his competition with Heath Ledger and the opening monologue he’d do if he were ever asked to host the Oscars in this brand-new, one-hour stand-up special debuting Saturday, January 23 on COMEDY CENTRAL.

This comedian, actor, writer, producer, entrepreneur and radio personality is best known to audiences as the hilarious sidekick and regular on the nationally syndicated “The Howard Stern Show.” Lange began his improvisation career in the comedy clubs of New York City, where he helped to create the popular sketch comedy group, “Live On Tape.” His first major break came when he was cast as an original member of Fox’s “MADtv.” Since then, Lange has had a successful career in television and film. His feature film credits include “Elf” with Will Ferrell, “Old School” with Vince Vaughn and Will Ferrell, “The Bachelor” with Chris O’Donnell and the critically-acclaimed “Beer League,” which he starred, co-wrote and produced. Lange also has a variety of television credits, including roles on “The Norm Show,” “Entourage” and “Rescue Me.” In 2008, Lange released his first book; a memoir entitled Too Fat To Fish, which debuted at Number One on the New York Times Bestseller List.

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