Bill Maher was born in New York City and grew up in River Vale, NJ. His Irish Catholic father, William, was a radio announcer and news editor. His Jewish mother, Julie, was a nurse. Maher was raised in the Catholic faith. While attending Cornell University, he decided to try stand-up comedy. His first stand-up routine was in a Chinese restaurant on Route 17 in Paramus...See full bio »
1997The 49th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards
Himself - Nominee: Best Performance in Variety or Music Program/Best Variety, Music or Comedy Series Program/Best Writing in a Variety or Music Program
199648th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards
Himself - Nominee: Best Variety, Music or Comedy Series/Best Writing for a Variety or Music Program & Presenter: Best Writing for a Miniseries or a Special
I think people hate us around the world because they perceive that we waste what we could share. And they're not totally wrong about that. We have a holiday where we stuff food into other food... I mean, Thanksgiving is really typical of how we think about third-world indigenous people. We celebrate the one nice moment we ever had with the Indians.
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Was a major supporter of Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry during the 2004 presidential election. Though he traditionally supports Democrats, in 2000 he threw his support behind Green Party candidate Ralph Nader.
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