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NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 16: EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE: Comedian Artie Lange performs onstage during the 10th Annual Laugh For Sight NYC All-Star Comedy Benefit at Gotham Comedy Club on November 16, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Zimmerman/Getty Images)

Artie Lange appeared in court Friday on a probation violation, and his nose was totally deflated from years of drug use.  Luckily, he was spared jail time, and he said, quote, “I’m never gonna give up.  Don’t u give up on me.”


Artie Lange avoids jail but tests positive for cocaine at N.J. court appearance. 'It's in my system'

Comedian Artie Lange, who appeared in state Superior Court in Newark for a probation violation on Friday, avoided jail time even though he tested positive for drugs. Instead, Judge Nancy Sivilli directed Lange's attorney to make an application to drug court. If Lange is not accepted into the program, he will again face a jail sentence.