The maxim goes that comedy equals pain plus time, but tell that to ruffled standup Artie Lange, who, three years ago, attempted suicide by stabbing himself nine times with a kitchen knife. The former "Howard Stern Show" personality, 46, will detail the suicide attempt and the past four years of kicking an addiction to crack cocaine, crystal meth and heroin in his upcoming memoir, "Crash and Burn." And when he's game to record the eventual audiobook, we hope it will be just as entertaining as his debut book, "Too Fat To Fish," in which Lange, halfway through reading the narrative, relapses again, and the book is instead finished by Howard Stern collaborators Gary Dell'Abate (Baba Booey!) and comic Jim Florentine. Lange, who caught attention for his mid-'90s character roles on "MADtv," is busy these days operating "The Artie Lange Show" on DirecTV, but is never dismissive of a return to Stern. The acerbic comedian (expect him to share the aforementioned relapses in painfully funny detail) will perform at 7 and 9:45 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Sunday at the Palm Beach Improv. 561-833-1812 or PalmBeachImprov.com.
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