No subject in politics or culture is safe from Bill Maher’s reliably ruthless wit. Politically incorrect and proud of it, he is a comedian and commentator who plays by no one else’s rules. This quality has made him a favorite of audiences and TV viewers for over four decades.
After cutting his teeth at his hometown’s legendary comedy club Catch a Rising Star in the late ‘70s, the native New Yorker gained a wider profile through appearances on The Tonight Show and Late Night with David Letterman. He got his chance to show off his own skills as a talk show host when Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher debuted on Comedy Central in 1993. The Emmy-winning late-night political show continued to garner laughs and controversy on ABC from 1997 to 2002.
Since 2003, Maher and his guests have enjoyed free rein on Real Time with Bill Maher, the fearless and freewheeling talk show that begins its 18th season on HBO in 2020. But as busy as he may be on his own show and as a guest commentator on CNN, MSNBC and elsewhere, Maher is always ready to demonstrate his enduring prowess as a live stand-up in venues throughout the U.S. and Canada.