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Bill Maher ... Himself

Directed by
Keith Truesdell 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Bill Maher 

Produced by
Tom Bull .... producer
Scott Butler .... associate producer
Sandy Chanley .... executive producer
Marc Gurvitz .... executive producer
Bill Maher .... executive producer
Keith Truesdell .... producer
Production Design by
Bruce Ryan 
Art Direction by
Gage Williams 
Makeup Department
Michelle Daurio .... hair stylist
Michelle Daurio .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Dempsey .... associate director
Art Department
Holly Chasin .... logo designer
Sound Department
Jeffrey Fecteau .... audio assist (as Jeff Fecteau)
Hugh Healey .... production mixer (as Hugh Healy)
Murray Siegel .... audio assist
Camera and Electrical Department
Tom Beck .... lighting director
Allen Branton .... lighting designer
Rocky Danielson .... camera operator
Matt Firestone .... lighting director
Thomas Geren .... camera operator (as Tom Geren)
Randy Gomez .... camera operator
Michael T. Goodwin .... lighting director
Larry Heider .... camera operator
Bob Highton .... camera operator
Marc Hunter .... camera operator
Mark Sanford .... video control
Tom Thompson .... gaffer
Danny Webb .... camera operator (as Daniel Webb)
Other crew
Mitchell Boyce .... utilities
Stacy Brewster .... assistant to Ms. Chanley
Tony Carey .... production executive
Scott Cohn .... production accountant
Kim Dao .... production consultant
Seth Ford-Young .... production associate
Bron Galleran .... teleprompter operator
Eric Hilburn .... production associate
Michael D. Jones .... production coordinator
Matthew Kennedy .... production secretary
Tim Kubit .... NEP maintenance engineer
Frank Linder .... head utility
Seth Mellman .... stage manager
Amy Nelson .... audience coordinator
Alicia R. Perre-Dowd .... production associate
Lori Pond .... chyron operator
Wes Quon .... tape operator
Frank Rainey .... NEP technical supervisor
Dominic V. Ruiz .... production associate
Scott Spiegel .... utilities
Danny Vermont .... announcer
Keith Winikoff .... technical director

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68 min

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A philosophy I can agree with, 9 October 2013
Author: Steve Pulaski from United States

The title of Bill Maher's comedy special, Be More Cynical, is addressed at the beginning, where he says that we've become too stupid and need to look at things in a more realistic, pessimistic sense. It was only two years ago I saw Bill Maher as an unfunny comedian with a clear political bias in his material. It wasn't until I began watching his weekly HBO program Real Time With Bill Maher that I realized he is a seriously insightful, entertaining personality with an honesty that few people possess. His comedy special, Bill Maher: Be More Cynical was shot in 2000, a big time in politics seeing as the presidential election between George W. Bush and Al Gore was going on and controversial issues such as gay marriage and abortion were being raised more prominently in the public eye. Maher, who openly dislikes both men, refers to the election as "Bore and Gush." He cements how he doesn't like Bush for his simplicity and Gore for being over-the-top with issues and a poor representative of the Democrats. As he goes on, he continues his laundry-list of rants on topics such as religion and social issues, making this special have more of a social-critique than a political-critique. Regardless, Maher never runs out of steam and the result is a pleasing, if a big redundant, special focusing on a key-point in American politics when things were about to get shaken in terms of the economic, social, and political agenda.

Starring: Bill Maher. Directed by: Kevin Truesdell.

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