Bill Maher

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Bill Maher
Bill Maher, November 2007
Birth nameWilliam Maher, Jr.
Born (1956-01-20) January 20, 1956 (age 67)
New York City, New York, USA
MediumStand-Up, Television, Movie, Books
Years active1979–present
GenresPolitical 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
InfluencesJohnny Carson, George Carlin, David Frost, Steve Allen
Notable works and rolesHost 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 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.[1] 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.[2]

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.[3] 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."

—Bill Maher[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. PETA ad by Maher
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Scarborough Country transcript, Feb 15, 2005". MSNBC. 15 February 2005. Archived from the original on 23 April 2008. Retrieved 31 January 2017.
  3. Bill Maher takes on Religion in new Documentary

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