Bill Maher, November 2007
|Birth name||William Maher, Jr.|
|Born||January 20, 1956
New York City, New York, USA
|Medium||Stand-Up, Television, Movie, Books|
|Years active||1979 – Present|
|Genres||Political satire, Observational comedy|
|Subject(s)||American politics, current events, American culture, pop culture, freedom of speech, environmentalism, religion, human sexuality, recreational drug use, libertarianism, American liberalism|
|Influences||Johnny Carson, George Carlin, David Frost, Steve Allen|
|Notable works and roles||Host of Politically Incorrect
Host of Real Time with Bill Maher
William "Bill" Maher, Jr., (pronounced /ˈmɑɹ/; born January 20 1956) is an American stand-up comedian, television host, political commentator, actor, and author. He hosted the late-night television talk show Politically Incorrect on Comedy Central and ABC, and is currently the host of Real Time with Bill Maher on HBO. The show has been nominated for more than ten Emmy Awards. On June 1, 2006, he also began hosting an Internet-exclusive talk show on Amazon.com entitled Amazon Fishbowl.
In 2013 Maher became the producer of a HBO TV series called Vice.
Views of Bill Maher[change | change source]
Mahrer is a supporter of the pro-animal welfare group, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. He has said that marijuana should be legal. He feels that more problems are caused by it being illegal than would be caused if it were legal.
Maher has disagreed with many religious beliefs. He says that they can create problems for society. He was the host of the documentary, Religulous that dealt with religion and how it affects society in the United States. Maher is also the creator of the website Disbeliefnet. He has said that morality and religion are not the same thing and that religion is used as a reason to oppose gay rights.
|“||"Would we be having this debate about whether gay people can lead their lives just like any other people if it wasn‘t for religion? Religion makes people not respect other people‘s lives."||”|