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Di Paolo, Lange Launch DirecTV Show on Friday

By Rich Heldenfels Published: September 6, 2012

From the network: DIRECTV is about to give late-night TV a double-barreled dose of outrageous comedy with the premiere of The Nick and Artie Show, beginning Friday, September 7 on Audience Network.

After taking sports talk radio by storm last year, DIRECTV’s The Nick and Artie Show, featuring comedians Nick Di Paolo and Artie Lange, will tackle TV - Monday through Friday from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. ET - with the most outrageous observational humor to be found anywhere. The guys will review and give their unique takes on the day’s top sports and entertainment stories, along with celebrity interviews, movie reviews, live musical performances and a variety of in-studio segments, from cooking with Artie’s Mom to a game of pool.

New to the show are Liz and Marie Canavan. Known as “Twinsanity,” these twin girls from Chicago made their way to Nick and Artie’s New York studio to work as production assistants, report score updates and appear in some of the show’s nightly segments, which will include “Nick’s Nuggets” and “The Twinsanity Assignment.”

Comedian and radio personality Artie Lange is best known for his tenure with the The Howard Stern Show and the comedy sketch series MADtv. Lange has released recordings of comedy performances – It's the Whiskey Talkin' (2004) and Jack and Coke (2009). He co-wrote, produced and starred in his film Artie Lange's Beer League in 2006, and published his book Too Fat to Fish in 2008, which entered The New York Times Best Seller list at number one.

Best known for his seething, sarcastic style, Nick Di Paolo has performed on a wide range of shows, including The Tonight Show, HBO’s Young Comedians Special, Late Night with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Conan. An accomplished writer, he was twice nominated for an Emmy for his writing on The Chris Rock Show. Nick is a permanent fixture on Comedy Central, having had three half-hour stand up specials on the network and is often featured on the hilarious Comedy Central Roasts. His strong political opinions have been heard on Fox News Channel’s Hannity, Red Eye, Fox and Friends, as well as HLN’s The Joy Behar Show. Nick’s one hour comedy special for Showtime, entitled Raw Nerve, debuted last year to rave reviews.


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