Shock jock Howard Stern has some less-than-flattering things to say about somebody, and this time, it’s not a guest on his show.
The radio host is accusing late-night legend Jay Leno of ripping off his material.
Stern appeared on Piers Morgan’s CNN show and told the host, “Jay is insane. And Jay is a crook. And the world knows exactly what he’s up to. He steals a tremendous amount of material,” the New York Post reports.
This isn’t the first time Stern has gone after Leno in the press. Not one to mince words, Stern said of Leno on the Early Show, “Just the mere mention of Jay Leno’s name makes me to want to vomit,” calling the ‘Tonight Show’ host, “a f****** con man, rip-off artist, no idea mother*******.”
So tell us, Howard, how do you really feel?
The more recent accusations against Leno are nothing new. In 2009, Stern accused Leno of stealing one of his sketch ideas outright. In the bit in question, both hosts invite a chicken to predict football wins for the following week. “This must be a giant ‘Punk’d’ on me,” said Stern following the incident. “This guy’s ripped off like ten major things from my show. But the chicken thing we did for years.”
If there’s one thing we know about Stern, his grudge against Leno isn’t going to end anytime soon, and his grievance has extended to the public at large. “I don’t know how he’s beaten David Letterman in the ratings,” he said. “It’s beyond my comprehension. America must be filled with morons who at night lay in bed — the ones who are watching him, they must be in a coma.”
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