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Russell Brand documentary explores comedian’s past drug use (Video)

Russell Brand documentary explores comedian’s past drug use (Video)

By | August 16, 2012 at 4:39 pm | No comments

Russell Brand has been alcohol and drug free for 10 years, but, like most addicts, it’s still a daily struggle for him to remain that way. In a documentary, Russell Brand: From Addiction to Recovery, airing on BBC 3 in the UK, Brand addresses this and more. “Ten years...

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Tommy Chong: I have cancer and I’m treating it with cannabis

Tommy Chong: I have cancer and I’m treating it with cannabis

By | June 11, 2012 at 9:51 am | No comments

Although he's likely been living with the disease for years and was officially diagnosed a month ago, longtime comedian Tommy Chong, best known as one half of Cheech & Chong, just announced he's been battling prostate cancer. And the famous marijuana advocate, unsurprisingly,...

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Darrell Hammond admits to smoking crack, cutting himself

Darrell Hammond admits to smoking crack, cutting himself

By | October 24, 2011 at 10:41 am | One comment

Substance abuse is certainly, and sadly, not a rarity in the world of comedy. But it seems some of the stories Saturday Night Live alum Darrell Hammond tells in his upcoming memoir are surprising-- even by standards levied by jaded comedy enthusiasts. Copies of the book God, If...

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Read Russell Brand’s touching tribute to his “vulnerable” friend, Amy Winehouse

Read Russell Brand’s touching tribute to his “vulnerable” friend, Amy Winehouse

By | July 25, 2011 at 1:30 pm | One comment

Surely, by now you all know singer Amy Winehouse was found dead yesterday at the age of 27. Though she had a very public battle with drugs and alcohol, no cause has yet been named for her death-- despite an autopsy being completed. However, you can speculate with decent...

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Artie Lange confirms return to radio, opens up about his recovery

Artie Lange confirms return to radio, opens up about his recovery

By | July 21, 2011 at 6:48 pm | 4 comments

Embattled comedian Artie Lange, who's been off the radio airwaves since his suicide attempt in January of last year, confirmed today that he'll be returning to the job on Sept. 12. But, it won't be with Howard Stern. Lange told comedian Joe Matarese, on his podcast Fixing Joe,...

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Louis C.K. talks with Playboy about growing up in Mexico, Sarah Palin, doing drugs

By | May 12, 2011 at 3:53 pm | 2 comments

[caption id="attachment_22753" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Louis C.K., as he appears in the new issue of Playboy"][/caption] Though the new issue of Playboy won't officially hit stands until tomorrow, we're thrilled to give you a peek inside comedian Louis C.K.'s...

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Mike DeStefano to debut one-man show “Drugs, Disease and Death: A Comedy”

By | January 19, 2011 at 1:30 pm | One comment

They say that a difficult, tumultuous life is prime fuel for comedy. If that’s the case, then Mike DeStefano has more than enough to last a lifetime. Drawing on a rough past that includes drug addiction, the loss of his wife, and an HIV diagnosis, DeStefano will move from his...

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Robert Kelly: Cringe comedy with a side of sensitive

By | April 1, 2008 at 6:05 am | 5 comments

Just the Tip isn't just the name of comedian Robert Kelly's new Comedy Central album; it's also where the former Tourgasm star's career is headed. Ok, and it's a reference to one of his dick jokes. But there's a lot more to this tough Boston native. Robert Kelly is a bit...

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