Artie Lange Opens Up About Getting In Trouble On Twitter

04/28/2015 03:03 pm ET | Updated Apr 28, 2015

"Thank God I stopped doing coke before Twitter."

Comedian Artie Lange has been doing comedy for nearly 30 years and spent almost a decade sitting alongside Howard Stern on a radio show where pretty much anything goes, but it's his 140-character jokes that get him trouble.

Lange sat down for an AOL Build interview on Monday to discuss his cameo in the dark new comedy, "Laugh Killer Laugh," written and directed by his friend (and former "Jerky Boy") Kamal Ahmed. In addition to explaining the difference between playing a comedian in a movie vs. being one in real life (spoiler alert: it's always better when the audience is paid to laugh), Lange opened up about his Twitter activity before and after he came under fire for tweeting some shockingly offensive jokes about a female ESPN anchor.

Lange's not the only one saying inappropriate things on Twitter. Warning, the above clip includes some strong language.

You can watch Lange's full interview below to hear him talk about his "addiction" to doing stand-up, the craziest fan interactions he's had after shows, and why the slogan "Hugs not drugs" wasn't very effective on him as a child.

"I don't want to lie to the kids: hugs are not better than drugs," he says. "I'll put it this way, I never drove to Harlem at 4:00 in the morning to get somebody to hug me."

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