02/22/2012 06:40 am ET Updated Feb 22, 2012

Bill Maher Compares Newt Gingrich To 'A Batman Villain' On 'Late Late Show' (VIDEO)

Bill Maher makes no secret of his antipathy toward Newt Gingrich. He recently mocked Gingrich's attack on the New York subway-riding "elite" on his HBO show, and on "The Late Late Show" (Weeknights, 12 a.m. EST on CBS) Tuesday night he pulled no punches, comparing Gingrich to a "Batman" villain.

Maher seemed surprised when host Craig Ferguson told him that Gingrich had appeared on the show, and having already referred to the former Speaker of the House as "the biggest, fattest turd from the '90s," Maher said "Newt Gingrich is a 'Batman' villain."

No, not a Heath Ledger "Dark Knight"-style scary villain, Maher was talking old-school, Cesar Romero-type villain.

"I mean like from the old Adam West 'Batman'. ... I'm talking about a fat, over-the-hill character actor with two henchmen in dog suits in a warehouse."

Maher also poked fun at Gingrich's religious convictions: "He was born a Lutheran, then went to Baptist -- probably to win an election in Georgia -- and now he's a Catholic. I love people who have three of 'the one true faith'!"

"The Late Late Show" airs Weeknights at 12 a.m. EST on CBS.

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