Bill Maher is one of the most politically astute humorists in America today. His unflinching honesty and commitment to never pulling a punch have garnered him the respect and admiration of millions of fans. In 2003, Maher launched a new show, “Real Time with Bill Maher,” on HBO, a network that’s a perfect fit for his irreverent style. “Real Time with Bill Maher” has received multiple Emmy nominations as well as nominations from the Writer’s Guild of America. Each week, Bill’s hilarious opening monologue, incisive interviews and stimulating panel discussion, as well as his extremely popular “New Rules” segment, serve to wrap up the week’s most important events in a way that makes you think, as well as laugh.
Maher created “Politically Incorrect.” On Comedy Central, Maher brought together some of the most interesting politicians, entertainers, and journalists to participate in some of the most controversial, topical and comical discussions. Winners of four Cable ACE Awards combined, Maher and his program grew in popularity year to year, and capturing the post-“Nightline” time slot. A cutting edge contender of provocative late night television, “Politically Incorrect” survived for five years. “Politically Incorrect” received a total of 18 Emmy nominations.
A combination of 33 new posters, as well as several classics from our government’s archives, and text by Maher, help Americans make the connections between what we do and how it can help our troops and ourselves. Maher went on a nationwide stand-up tour and drew standing ovations for his hilarious routine which utilized the postersto illustrate his commentary.
Maher’s credits include five HBO specials, including the critically acclaimed “Bill Maher: Be More Cynical.” Maher has participated in comedy tours throughout the United States. Most recently, he received a Tony nomination for the three-week run of his one-man Broadway Show, “Victory Begins at Home.”
An English major graduate from Cornell University, Maher began his career honing his act during the ’80s on the New York club scene. He reflects upon this time in True Story, a novelization of his club life and a funny, revealing depiction of the comic.
Books by Bill Maher
- Does Anybody Have a Problem With That?
- Politically Incorrect’s Greatest Hits.
- When you ride ALONE you ride with bin Laden