Bill Maher

American comedian, writer Bill Maher

William "Bill" Maher, Jr. is an American stand-up comedian, television host, political commentator, author, and actor. Before his current role as the host of HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher, Maher hosted a similar late-night talk show called Politically Incorrect originally on Comedy Central and later on ABC.
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Bill Maher: Trump Is 'Plainly A Traitor Who Doesn't Defend His Own Country'
Huffington Post - 7 days
The "Real Time" host also posed a question for Trump's supporters.
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Bill Maher tries to rain on Trump's parade
Fox News - 14 days
Thanks to President Donald Trump’s recent call for a military parade in Washington, comedian Bill Maher had some material for Friday's edition of his HBO show.
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Bill Maher To Trump Fans: Just Admit He Duped You About Mexico Border Wall
Huffington Post - 21 days
"Everything that wall represents — the bigotry, the racism, the ignorance, the paranoia — is already in your heart."
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Bill Maher Compares Melania Trump's Marriage to the Holocaust - Daily Beast
Google News - 28 days
Daily Beast Bill Maher Compares Melania Trump's Marriage to the Holocaust Daily Beast The First Lady of the United States, who, after over a dozen women came forward to accuse her husband of sexual harassment or assault, spent the first several months of his presidency several states away from him, and who allegedly never wanted the ... Trump Hits Alps, but Melania Is Frosty in FloridaNew York Times Melania Trump aide slams 'salacious & flat-out false reporting' about first ladyABC News Melania Trump's Aide Slams 'Fake News' Amid Rumored Icy Reaction To Stormy Daniels ReportHuffPost Press-Enterprise -Vanity Fair -Breitbart News -New York Daily News all 474 news articles »
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Bill Maher: 'I'm Down With #MeToo, I'm Not Down With #MeCarthyism'
Huffington Post - about 1 month
"Giving up on the idea that even bad things have degrees, that is as dumb as embracing the idea of alternative facts."
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Bill Maher Uses Children's Book To Explain Donald Trump's Deal With Democrats
Huffington Post - 5 months
"Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi, they’re city mice and that’s who a consummate New Yorker like Donald Trump relates to."
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Bill Maher Asks Donald Trump's Supporters: 'You Know You’re Being Conned, Right?'
Huffington Post - 5 months
"The only prescription Trump has for unrigging the economy is tax cuts" that "almost exclusively benefit the people who are doing the rigging."
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He Puts Bill Maher on TV, and Jefferson, Dickens and Tolstoy on Stage
NYTimes - 5 months
Scott Carter, a longtime late-night producer, talks about the creative and spiritual journey that led him from the profane to the sacred.
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Bill Maher On Donald Trump: 'This Is Not Bipartisan, This Is Bipolar'
The Huffington Post - 5 months
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He Puts Bill Maher on TV, and Jefferson, Dickens and Tolstoy on Stage
NYTimes - 5 months
Scott Carter, a longtime late-night producer, talks about the creative and spiritual journey that led him from the profane to the sacred.
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Bill Maher Sat Down With Ken Bone To Find Out Who He Voted For
Yahoo News - 6 months
Ken Bone played hardball on Friday when Bill Maher asked him who he voted for in the 2016 election.
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Bill Maher: The Presidency's Unwritten Rules Must Now Be Written Down
Huffington Post - 6 months
"Trump reminds us that some people will break every rule that’s not specifically enumerated."
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Bill Maher
    FIFTIES
  • 2016
    Age 60
    On May 13, 2016, Maher and his friend Michael Moore announced on YouTube that they are going to make a movie called "The Kings of Atheism".
  • 2014
    Age 58
    In 2014, Maher was dating Ontario-born singer Anjulie Persaud.
    Maher endorsed a 2014 Maine referendum to ban the use of bait, traps, and dogs to hunt bears in Maine.
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    In the leadup to the 2014 midterm elections, Maher conducted a "Flip a District" contest on his HBO show.
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  • 2013
    Age 57
    On June 7, 2013, Bill Maher expressed on his show limited support for the NSA's PRISM intelligence data collection from private phone calls and the Internet, saying that the threat of terrorists obtaining and using nuclear weapons was the tipping point for him.
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    Maher is a gun owner, and explained in his February 12, 2013 appearance on the late night TV talk show Conan that he owns guns for personal home protection.
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    Also in 2013, Maher appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and offered to pay $5 million to a charity if Donald Trump would produce his birth certificate to prove that Trump's mother had not mated with an orangutan.
    In 2013 Maher became one of the executive producers for the HBO newsmagazine series Vice.
  • 2010
    Age 54
    On September 17, 2010, Maher aired a clip of Delaware Republican Senatorial candidate Christine O'Donnell from the October 29, 1999 episode of his old show Politically Incorrect on his current show Real Time with Bill Maher, where she discussed that she had "dabbled in witchcraft". This was one of the most notable of numerous controversial statements by O'Donnell that made her the most covered candidate in the 2010 mid-term election cycle.
    Maher co-emceed the final show of Larry King Live on December 16, 2010 with Ryan Seacrest.
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    Maher appeared as a special guest on the June 29, 2010 edition of the show, on which CNN anchor Larry King announced his retirement.
  • 2009
    Age 53
    From 2009 to 2011, Maher dated neuroscientist, science educator, and current Skeptics' Guide to the Universe co-host Cara Santa Maria.
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  • 2008
    Age 52
    Maher has expressed the view that a lot of illness is the result of poor diet and lack of exercise, and that medicine is often not the most appropriate way of addressing illness. In an episode of his show about the 2008 presidential candidates' health plans, Maher stated that poor nutrition is a primary cause of illness, and that "the answer isn't another pill."
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    In the 2008 U.S. presidential election, Maher announced his support for Senator Barack Obama.
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  • 2007
    Age 51
    Real Time has earned widespread praise. It has been nominated for more than ten Primetime Emmy Awards and six Writer's Guild awards. In 2007, Maher and his co-producers were awarded the Television Producer of the Year Award in Variety Television by the Producers Guild of America.
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  • FORTIES
  • 2005
    Age 49
    In 2005, he began dating Karrine Steffans, best-selling author and former hip hop model.
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  • 2003
    Age 47
    In 2003, he began dating former Playboy Cyber Girl Coco Johnsen. In November 2004, at the end of their 17-month relationship, she sued him for USD $9 million for "pain and suffering" for alleged "insulting, humiliating and degrading racial comments".
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    In 2003, Maher became the host, co-producer and co-writer of Real Time with Bill Maher, a weekly hour-long political comedy talk show on the cable television network HBO.
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  • 2002
    Age 46
    ABC decided against renewing Maher's contract for Politically Incorrect in 2002, after he made a controversial on-air remark six days after the September 11 attacks.
    Maher was on the board of judges for the 2002 PEN/Newman's Own First Amendment Award.
    On June 22, 2002, just six days after the cancellation of Politically Incorrect, Maher received the Los Angeles Press Club president's award (for "championing free speech").
  • 2001
    Age 45
    He has also referred to himself as a "9/11 liberal", noting that his formerly liberal view of the Islam religion changed as a result of the attacks on September 11, 2001, and he differentiates himself from liberals of the opinion that all religions are alike.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1993
    Age 37
    Maher assumed the host role on Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher, a late-night political talk show that ran on Comedy Central from 1993 to 1997 and on ABC from 1997 to 2002.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1982
    Age 26
    Maher began appearing on Johnny Carson's and David Letterman's shows in 1982.
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  • 1979
    Age 23
    Maher began his career as a stand-up comedian and actor. He was host of the New York City comedy club Catch a Rising Star in 1979.
  • 1978
    Age 22
    He then attended Cornell University where he double majored in English and history and graduated in 1978.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1974
    Age 18
    Maher was raised in River Vale, New Jersey, and graduated from Pascack Hills High School in Montvale in 1974.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1956
    Age 0
    Born on January 20, 1956.
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