Artie Lange Thinks William Shatner Is 'A Bit Of A Douche'

Artie Lange Says William Shatner Is 'A Bit Of A Douche'

In his eight years on "The Howard Stern Show," comedian Artie Lange saw his fair share of celebrities come through. William Shatner was apparently the biggest disappointment.

Lange stopped by HuffPost Live on Wednesday to chat about his new standup special, "Artie Lange: The Stench of Failure," and he elaborated on his Shatner opinions.

"He was a bit of a douche. He acted exactly like a guy you would think would be the captain of a spaceship," Lange told host Ricky Camilleri. "And was pissed that he's no longer the captain of a spaceship. If that person existed in real life, that's how William Shatner acted."

Lange is not the only Shatner detractor. "Star Trek" co-star George Takei still has a sour taste in his mouth on Shatner nearly 40 years after the show was popular, calling Shatner "self-centered" in an interview with Bill Maher.

Conversely, Lange's favorite guest on "Stern" was New York Giants legend Lawrence Taylor. Lange found common ground with him as a Giants fan, and also with Taylor being "a big cocaine fan."

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