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Bill Maher (written by)
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Release Date:
13 February 2010 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Stand up comedy special by Bill Maher. | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination See more »
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2010 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Award Winners
 (From GeekTyrant. 30 August 2010, 12:02 AM, PDT)

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Cast

 
Maureen MacDonald

Bill Maher ... Himself

Cait Mathis ... Burqa Girl (as Caitlin Mathis)

Directed by
John Moffitt 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Bill Maher  written by

Produced by
Benn Fleishman .... supervising producer
Marc Gurvitz .... executive producer
Cynthia Kistler .... associate producer
Bill Maher .... executive producer
John Moffitt .... executive producer
Pat Tourk Lee .... producer
 
Production Design by
Bruce Ryan 
 
Art Direction by
Larry Wiemer 
 
Makeup Department
Lisa Brescher Zimmitti .... hair stylist
Lisa Brescher Zimmitti .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Risa Thomas .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sandra Restrepo .... associate director
 
Art Department
Vincent Jimenez .... graphic designer
Edwin McCormick .... carpenter
Juli Pritchard .... graphic designer
 
Sound Department
Tony Bandelato .... sound
Jason Farah .... sound mixer
Fritz Lang .... sound mixer
Justin Milner .... sound
Christian Schrader .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
David Acuff .... camera operator
Alan Adelman .... lighting technician
Bob Benedetti .... camera utility
Tom Blancato .... gaffer
Anthony De Fonzo .... camera utility
Bob DelRusso .... camera operator
David Eason .... camera utility
John Ellar .... best boy
John Kosmaczewski .... camera operator
Jay Millard .... camera operator
Lyn Noland .... camera operator
Darrick Peterson .... camera utility
Matty Randazzo .... videotape operator
Jack Roche .... video
Carlos Ríos .... camera operator
David Smith .... camera operator
Paul Sonnleitner .... lighting technician
Tu Tran .... camera utility
Jim Washburn .... camera utility
 
Transportation Department
Sarah Cowperthwaite .... transportation manager
 
Other crew
Christina Aldridge .... production assistant
Jose Canaca .... engineer
John Coppola .... engineer
Fred Cotton .... engineer
Jeanie Daniels .... production accountant
John Dugan .... engineer
Tommy Gravina .... stage manager
Smokey Hernandez .... engineer
Cynthia King .... production coordinator
Camille Kuznetz .... assistant to executive producer
Mike Lemieux .... engineer
Katarzyna 'Kait' Malec .... production assistant
Andrea Naier .... stage manager
Beth Osborne .... teleprompter
Allyson Payer .... assistant to executive producer
Alan Reback .... production accountant
Cynthia Saporito .... teleprompter
Ashley Schiller .... script supervisor
Samantha Stamler .... production assistant
Keith Winikoff .... technical director
Paul Wolf .... engineer
Michele Zugschwerdt .... script supervisor
Brandon Loulias .... production assistant (uncredited)
 

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79 min
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8 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
The difference between Maher and Carlin: Carlin got even better with time., 27 October 2010
Author: JWJanneck from United States

I used to like Maher's stand-up, but this show is clear proof that he lost his edge. It's difficult to diagnose exactly what has changed --- on the face of it, it's still pretty much the same basic kind of material, poking much-deserved fun at the bigotry and absurdity of American public life.

The wife says that he has gotten lazy, and there seems to be evidence of that: his jokes frequently lack punch and timing, and the flow of his monologue often seems contrived and unrehearsed.

It is not only that, however. For me, the most tedious bits were those that clearly formed part of a dialog between Maher and whoever he perceives as addressing him --- the political right, a hostile part of his audience, Palin, the tea-baggers. Maher clearly sees himself as being engaged in a debate, he is involved in a discourse, he feels that he needs to make a point on behalf of whatever cause he has adopted as his own, and he visibly wants to convince his audience, instead of entertaining them. For a comedian to get away with that, he would need to be better informed, wiser, more detached, and a better orator than Maher is. Jon Stewart can pull it off on his better days, and of course Carlin could.

Yet Maher is no Carlin. While that acerbic curmudgeon got better and tougher with age, Maher gets more preachy and involved. Perhaps he is a victim of is own success --- the publicity he achieved with the rants he published in various ways (stand-up, TV show, book, movie) caused him to take himself and his rants too seriously, and to see himself as a bona fide party in a debate when he should really be the clown that points out and accentuates the funny and crazy bits from the sideline. To be funny, he needs to rise above the fray, instead of involving himself in it. He is a pretty decent comedian (as evidenced in the better segments of this show), but he is a failure when it comes to lecturing on serious matters.

As it turns out, the title of the show is an omen to what is fundamentally the problem with it: it is about Maher being right (or at least "not wrong") about whatever it is he cares to be right about, rather than simply being funny, which obviously is no longer enough for Maher. Watch "I'm Swiss" instead.

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