After quitting the "Howard Stern Show," surviving a suicide attempt and hosting his own DirecTV program, comedian Artie Lange is venturing into a new frontier -- podcasting.
"It's the best medium for a comic," says Lange, 47. "You sit behind a mic and get directly to the people."
Lange sells his Artie Quitter podcast to subscribers for $6.95 a month at artiequitter.com. He was offered his own show on SiriusXM, but he chose to go in a different direction.
"What appealed to me is that it's truly uncensored," says Lange. "There's no corporate input."
The show, which also features comedians Joe Matarese and Chris Cotton, has the vibe of hanging out with the guys -- talkin' sports and bustin' chops.
"The show is going to be about honesty. It will be mostly comedy, but it will be real," says Lange. "I don't know how to do it any other way."
Broadcasting four days a week from his condo in Hoboken, New Jersey, gives him the flexibility to maintain a standup career as well.
"This is the life I've always wanted," says Lange. "It's a dream situation."