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Last night on Real Time with Bill Maher guests included Donald Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway and actor Kerry Washington. Conway recently took over the campaign and fortutiously Trump ratings have been on the up since, you can watch her and Bill sparring on Real Time in the clip below. She practiced law before working for a Gop polling company and is a frequent guest on TV as a political commentator. Her appointment by Trump is seen as an attempt to improve his appeal with all-important female voters. Conway is also the first woman to run a Republican presidential campaign. Maher and...read more »
- James Wray
On Friday's Real Time, Bill Maher welcomed his "friend" Kellyanne Conway, the conservative pollster whose star has risen from appearances on Maher's Politically Incorrect in 1996 to the title of Donald Trump's campaign manager. The host grilled his longtime guest about how she could be "enabling pure evil."
"Now you're perhaps the most important person in the world, because you seem to be the only person who's been able to tame Donald Trump," Maher told Conway. "Many have tried, but only you were able to pull that sword from the stone. »
Bill Maher called out presidential contenders Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton for abandoning a long-standing tradition, noting that they “are the first two candidates in memory not to call and congratulate each other after they won their respective races.” “Civility is nearly dead in this country,” the host of HBO’s “Real Time” lamented on Friday, pledging to make the courtesy call in November a campaign issue. For Maher, the break with tradition was the latest indication of just how corrosive political culture has become in the U.S. “Filibustering has become not a rare, principled protest but the everyday, »
- Thom Geier
Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway turned the tables on Bill Maher Friday night, telling the HBO host that her opposition to Hillary Clinton’s candidacy was because “I can’t support someone who lies for a living.” “You just said you can’t support someone who ‘lies for a living,'” the “Real Time” host replied. “When I read a list of provable lies.” Moments earlier in the interview, Maher had listed a series of false statements by Donald Trump, including statements about his ignorance of former Klan leader David Duke, his friendship with Vladimir Putin (whom he’s never »
- Thom Geier
The run for the gold in variety talk series has shaped up to be a maiden race — none of this year’s six nominees has previously gone home with an Emmy.
Two of the contenders, “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and “Real Time With Bill Maher,” have been on the air since 2003, the same year “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart” began a decade-plus run of dominance broken only by spinoff “The Colbert Report.”
But with those shows both now out of the race, it’s anybody’s category to win.
The field breaks down to two traditional talk shows (NBC’s “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” ABC’s “Kimmel”), two snarky political commentators (HBO’s “Real Time With Bill Maher” and “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver”), and two surprise contenders (Crackle’s “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,” CBS’ “The Late Late Show With James Corden”).
The most momentum rests with the current king of rant, Oliver »
- Susan Young
The host of Real Time With Bill Maher insisted to Julian Assange last week that he didn't donate $1 million to Hillary Clinton as the Wikileaks editor-in-chief alleged – but he might. Today, reps for Maher tell Deadline that the comedian may actually write such a deep-pocket check if the former Secretary of State appears on his HBO show in the next few months. "He did say he would consider giving a $1 million dollar donation to her Super Pac should she come on Real Time… »
Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder, remarked on Friday that the site was working on obtaining Donald Trump’s tax returns — however, WikiLeaks dismissed Assange’s claim on Saturday. WikiLeaks Denies Assange’s Claim On Donald Trump’s Tax Returns Assange’s statement came during an interview with Real Time host Bill Maher — in which he discussed WikiLeaks recent exposure […]
- Shantel Whitaker
Head of WikiLeaks Julian Assange made a promise to Bill Maher on Friday telling the “Real Time” host he’s planning on hacking into Donald Trump’s tax returns. Speaking from the embassy of Ecuador in London, Assange told Maher he was “working on it.” But he’s really not. Just a few hours later, Wikileaks tweeted his assertion was all in jest. “WikiLeaks isn’t ‘working on’ hacking Trump’s tax-returns. Claim is a joke from a comedy show. We are ‘working on’ encouraging whistleblowers,” said the tweet. Also Read: Trump: I'll Release My Tax Returns When Obama Releases »
- Itay Hod
Bill Maher used this Friday’s “New Rules” segment to ask that socially aware voters keep quiet until after the 2016 election.
VideosSeth Meyers to Clinton: Ignore Trump, Prep ‘Jim Halpert Look’ for Debates
The Real Time host argued that above all else, defeating Donald Trump should be the No. 1 priority of anyone who wants to see their “boutique issues” — including equal rights for the transgender community — eventually addressed by the U.S. government following this “Armageddon election.”
“From now until Election Day, everything else — every issue, every fight, every cause — has to take a backseat to defeating Trump,” he contended. »
One of the biggest stories at this past week's Democratic National Convention was the smoother-than-expected, yet still occasionally bumpy, landing of the Bernie Sanders plane. On Friday night's edition of HBO's Real Time, host Bill Maher helped to illustrate part of why that landing was as difficult as it was when he praised Sen. Sanders for his graciousness by comparing him to former Vice President and 2000 presidential election winner/loser Al Gore. »
- Tommy Christopher
With such a heated election, it's no surprise that Real Time with Bill Maher is having one of its most-watched seasons. It's also no surprise that HBO has renewed this popular program through season 16 which will air in 2018.Here's the cable channel's announcement:HBO Renews "Real Time With Bill Maher" Through 2018Current Season Of Real Time Is Show's Most-Watched Since 2003Los Angeles, July 30, 2016 - HBO has renewed Real Time With Bill Maher through 2018, with season 15 scheduled for 2017, and season 16 scheduled for 2018, it was announced today by Casey Bloys, president, HBO programming. Currently averaging 4.4 million viewers, Real Time is enjoying its most-watched season since the show's 2003 debut season.Read More… »
Bill Maher has extended his HBO contract through 2018, which will take “Real Time” through an impressive Season 16. Additionally, the pay-tv network unveiled premiere dates for the upcoming “Westworld,” “Divorce” and “Insecure.” The first is set for Sunday, Oct. 2, the latter two will debut one week later. “Westworld,” inspired by the 1973 film of the same title written by Michael Crichton, is about a futuristic theme park populated by artificial beings. The HBO version stars Ben Barns, Anthony Hopkins, James Marsden, Ed Harris, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal and Clifton Collins Jr. Also Read: Bill Maher Tells Hillary Clinton to Embrace Gop Stereotypes, Become 'Notorious Hrc'. »
- Tony Maglio
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders made a valedictory appearance on Bill Maher‘s “Real Time” on Friday night one day after the Democratic National Convention in which he fell short of his goal of becoming the party’s presidential nominee. “I think what comes out of that convention, Bill, is the understanding that Donald Trump is the most dangerous presidential candidate in the modern history of this country and he must be defeated,” Sanders told the HBO host and longtime Sanders supporter. “And I say that, Bill, not just because of his absurd views on so many issues — you know, he believes climate. »
- Thom Geier
Bill Maher and guests Salman Rushdie, Michael Moynihan and Amy Holmes discussed the 2016 Democratic National Convention during Thursday’s special edition of Real Time. The episode was preceded by a repeat due to Hillary Clinton’s speech running long and began about 27 minutes later than scheduled. Maher noted that Clinton had just become the first woman nominated to run for President by a major political party in this country, and that elsewhere in the world they were… »
The Real Time host described the hour-long address as “filled with hope and promise and real solutions to actual problems, which Fox News called ‘one way to go, I guess.'” And while he wasn’t willing to set jokes aside, the HBO funnyman seemed positive we had just seen the next President of the United States address the nation.
“So you just watched history being made, »
“Do you want Bernie Sanders getting off Air Force One and making a deal with … Seriously. On foreign policy, do you think he’s at the level that we need?” Wagner asked.
“F— yeah,” Maher said. “The guy who voted right on the Iraq War? Yeah, I do.”
This will mark Sanders’ first appearance since losing the Democratic nomination.
Aside from Sanders, former Mass. Rep. Barney Frank is set to be the mid-show interview guest.
“Real Time” has been expanding its election coverage this month with special shows during the Republican and Democratic conventions, presenting »
- Lamarco McClendon
Who would line up in an NBC waiting room for hours as the clock ticks past midnight? Dozens of people, as it turns out, all coming to the network’s New York City headquarters in a bid to watch history being made.
The crowd hunkering down at NBC’s 30 Rockefeller Center headquarters on the night of July 22 expected to see the first live broadcast in the on-air tenure of the network’s wee-hours “Late Night” franchise. The idea was to get a view of Seth Meyers making fun of that evening’s Republican National Convention on live TV quickly after Donald Trump accepted the nomination – something David Letterman, Conan O’Brien and Jimmy Fallon had never done during their time on the show. To make it happen, staffers rejiggered their routines, even bringing in extra cue-card writers so riffs could be readied for the host as quickly as the writers, watching »
- Brian Steinberg
Hillary Clinton may be the most widely known people on the planet, so Bill Maher had to do some digging to fill out his joking list of “25 Things You Don’t Know About Me” when it came to the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee. “We’ve done a bunch of the other candidates and we thought we would circle back because this is her big week coming up,” said the host of HBO’s “Real Time” of the segment, a sendup of a regular feature in Us Magazine. Since Clinton’s interview, Maher has put other candidates on the spot and poked fun at them. »
- Rasha Ali
The liberal-minded host of HBO’s “Real Time With Bill Maher” pulled no punches Friday night during his New Rules segment, equating the mindset of Donald Trump as being 60 years behind the times. To drive home his point, Maher rolled a clip of an interview the Gop presidential nominee did in 1994 on ABC News’ “Primetime Live.” “I think that putting a wife to work is a very dangerous thing,” Trump said in the interview. “When I come home and dinner’s not ready, I go through the roof.” Also Read: 11 Angriest Quotes from Donald Trump's Republican Convention Speech The “Real Time” host said. »
- Rasha Ali
Bill Maher and Trevor Noah each got off to a late start on Thursday following Donald Trump’s lengthy speech at the Republican National Convention. Both Real Time and The Daily Show were pushed back over 30 minutes to allow each host to respond to an address that Maher described as both “bleak” and “remarkable.”
“[It] was pretty remarkable how bleak this speech was,” Maher explained. “It was really just about death. Crime is going to kill you, immigrants are going to kill you, terrorists are going to kill you. »
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