Bill Maher, creator of the immensely popular late-night talk show Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher and host of the HBO hit series Real Time with Bill Maher, displays his celebrated, ... See full summary »
Comedian, writer and politically incorrect HBO talk-show host Bill Maher takes time off from his regular hosting duties to perform a hilariously scathing stand-up set in this comedy special... See full summary »
In this special with Bill Maher, the political commentator and satirist discusses midterm elections, income inequality, the Republican psyche, a Trump lawsuit, why the Pope is an atheist and why tattoos are stupid.
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some material recycled from 'Real Time', but mostly very, very topical & funny
One of the things I like a lot on a stand-up comedy special is when the
comedian has a kind of link or flow with the material. With "I'm Swiss"
Bill Maher has a connecting thread- the Government, including domestic
and foreign policies, the president, the public's own ignorance and
faults, and so forth. He also makes some hilarious detours; one of the
funniest things he's ever done, stand-up or otherwise, is in his own
renditions of rap lyrics read out in proper, coherent (non ebonic)
language. There are also some very poignant pieces on Bush, on
religion, on drugs (notably marijana), which then links into homeland
security. Unlike a comedian like George Carlin who may go from topics
in the 'big world' in his act to things in the 'little world' like
spotting the random things in life, Maher is very much a comedian of
the times, on the attack but clear about his political allegiances.
Even when some of the laughs aren't there (there's a few times) it's
made up for in the lucid ideas and writing behind his performance. You
may hear some things you've heard before on his 'Real Time' show, but
if you don't watch the show though this will all be very new.
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