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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. See more »
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Directed by
Michael Drumm 
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Produced by
Andrea Allen .... producer
Michael Drumm .... producer
Marc Gurvitz .... executive producer
Bill Maher .... executive producer
Film Editing by
Sara Aderhold 
El Armstrong 
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Janet Barrett .... hair assistant
Janet Barrett .... makeup assistant
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Amy Weller .... assistant director
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Tim Fenoglio .... camera operator: "b" roll
Jeff Ravitz .... lighting designer
Bill Rice .... camera operator
Other crew
Sheila Griffiths .... executive producer: "Real Time with Bill Maher"
Marc Gurvitz .... manager
Nancy Geller .... special thanks

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Also Known As:
"Bill Maher: 'I'm Swiss' and Other Treasonous Statements" - USA (promotional title)
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99 min
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Bill Maher:We're becoming a feminine society. Feelings are more important than facts. Sensitivity is more important than truth. Children are more important than people. Committment is more important than individuality. And safety is more important than fun. Women say that's good because married men live longer. Well yeah, but so does an indoor cat.See more »
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Maher's usual weaknesses are pretty much held at bay by his strengths here, 19 December 2008
Author: bob the moo from United Kingdom

With the exception of the protester outside the venue, the crowd coming to see Bill Maher live in Portland seem keen and on his side – and indeed they are. This is a given but it does help someone like Bill Maher that his audience are already on his side because he doesn't need to worry about winning them over. Having said that, I have seen him lose his own audience sometime with how extreme he can be in his views – or rather, in my view, how divisive his opinions can be. I often find that he is the main problem with Real Time and also that, while criticising Republicans for sweeping generalisations and for refusing to find common ground with others, he is just as guilty of that as well.

Now, in a political discussion show this limits his hosting but in his stand-ups it does at times cost him laughs and audience because he does appear to come out of nowhere – almost going from being coherent and intelligent to being the equivalent of the guy standing outside shouting at people. With I'm Swiss I am very pleased to report that, although his promise to be non-partisan is total BS, he does actually manage to deliver laughs based on reasoned opinion – maybe not opinion that every viewer will agree with but mostly it is opinion where you can see why he feels that way because he has explained it in a way that is also funny.

Here and there he has subjects that I didn't think he did this on, but I recognise that this might also be because I don't agree with his opinions and approach to those subjects, rather than him being the problem – I recognise it as a possibility I mean, but not that it is a reality! Mostly though, I'm Swiss is a really enjoyable show that is intelligent but also funny. Of course it plays best to liberals and of course he goes off on one a couple of times and yes it has a terrible title but still, speaking as someone who thinks Real Time would be better if Maher wasn't who he was, I thought he was great here.

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