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Real Time with Bill Maher 

Comedian and political satirist Bill Maher discusses topical events with guests from various backgrounds.
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Comedian and political satirist Bill Maher discusses topical events with guests from various backgrounds.

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Unabashed, Unfiltered, Uncensored election coverage (season 6) See more »

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21 February 2003 (USA)  »

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Real Time with Bill Maher: Electile Dysfunction '08  »

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Bill Maher: New rule: if you're one of the people who scored free tickets to see the Pope when he visits, and now you're scalping them online for 500 bucks, I don't even believe in hell, but you're going there.
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Bill Maher: Don't you see? You're cashing in on people's desperation for salvation. And that's the church's job.
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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.216 (2013) See more »

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Unstable mix of Politics and Comedy.
12 March 2005 | by See all my reviews

Of course, some people are attracted to the unstable. I have to watch this show whenever I notice it is on, even when I find it to be an episode that I have already seen. You are never sure if you should laugh or wince as Bill takes aim at everything ridiculous about America. He even lets himself be ridiculed, which is the mark of a fair commentator. The guests on his shows frequently disagree with him and the show is more fun when they disagree. The first time I really took to Bill's style was watching a show where one of the guests(Andrew Sullivan, I think) slammed a comment of Bill's that they then discussed for a few minutes. The only thing I don't like about the show is that it is too short. Bill frequently has to cut discussions off to make way for other topics, which gives it the feel in pace of PTI. An important show with a perfect home in HBO, where you can actually say what you want to say.


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