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Pete Holmes: Artie Lange Was ‘Coming Undone’ on ‘Crashing’

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The last time Pete Holmes saw his friend and fellow stand-up comic Artie Lange he was working on a garbage truck as part of his court sentence. Wearing a New York Giants beanie with a cigarette hanging out of his mouth, Lange, who was charged with heroin possession in 2017 and spent time in jail earlier this year after testing positive for cocaine, told the man filming him on a cell phone, “You’re gonna keep this quiet, right?”

The video ultimately ended up on Lange’s Twitter feed along with a quote from the comedian, who told his fans, “Nothing wrong with a little hard work. Love you all and can’t wait to be back on stage.”

“To know Artie is to be concerned about him,” Holmes tells me during this week’s episode of The Last Laugh podcast. “And I say that with love. I would say that if he were here.”

“I think he’s clean now, he’s been in rehab,” he adds, explaining that while he knows Lange “wants to get well,” watching his friend........

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