William Maher is an American comedian, political commentator, and television host. He is known for the HBO political talk show Real Time with Bill Maher and the similar late-night show called Politically Incorrect, originally on Comedy Central and later on ABC. Maher is known for his political satire and sociopolitical commentary. He targets many topics including religion, political correctness and the mass media. His critical views of religion were the basis for the 2008 documentary film Religulous. He is a supporter of animal rights, having served on the board of PETA since 1997 and is an advisory board member of Project Reason. Maher supports the legalization of cannabis, serving on the advisory board of NORML. In 2005, Maher ranked at number 38 on Comedy Central's 100 greatest stand-up comedians of all time. He received a Hollywood Walk of Fame star on September 14, 2010.
|Birth name:||William Maher|
|Born:||January 20, 1956, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|Medium:||Stand-up comedy, television, film, books|
|Education:||Pascack Hills High School|
|Alma mater:||Cornell University (BA)|
|Genres:||Political/news satire, observational comedy, insult comedy|
|Subject(s):||Mass media/news media/media criticism, American politics, American culture, current events, religion, pop culture, race relations, human sexuality|
|Website:||Bill Maher's Official site|
|Twitter:||Bill Maher's Twitter profile|
|Instagram:||Bill Maher's Instagram profile|
|Facebook:||Bill Maher's Facebook profile|
|IMDb:||Bill Maher's IMDb|
About Bill Maher
Outspoken comedian and host of the HBO political panel show Real Time with Bill Maher. He wrote and starred in the 2008 film Religulous.
He first appeared on Carson and Letterman in 1982.
He hosted Politically Incorrect from 1993-2002.
His father William was a radio announcer and news editor. His mother Julie was a nurse.
In response to Donald Trump's role in the "birtherism" movement that tried to claim that Barack Obama wasn't a US citizen, Maher jokingly offered Trump $5 million to produce his own birth certificate in order to prove that the then-businessman's father wasn't an orangutan. Trump produced his birth certificate, then attempted to sue Maher for the $5 million.
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- Criticism of journalism
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- Drug policy reform activists
- American social commentators
- American cannabis activists
- Free speech activists
- American satirists
- American agnostics
- American television talk show hosts
- Writers from New Jersey
- Male actors from New Jersey
- Journalists from California
- American libertarians
- Primetime Emmy Award winners