He is well known for the HBO political talk show Real Time with Bill Maher (2003–present) and the similar late-night show called Politically Incorrect, originally on Comedy Central and later on ABC.
Maher is known for his sarcastic attitude, Maher supports the legalization of cannabis and same-sex marriage.
is an American comedian, political commentator, and television host.
You know who you are: You broke Bill Maher's heart. It was sophomore year at Pascack Hills High School, and the awkward kid from River Vale was on top of the world. He was half-nerd (who ranked seventh in a class of 400-plus students), half-class-clown (whose a-little-too-edgy standup act forced the termination of the long-running school talent show). He recently referred to his high school years this way: "I was kind of a loser, certainly socially. And you can't get mad at the boss or be in a bad mood for eight hours.
He was trying to fit in, like every high school kid, and he had a girlfriend — that bulletproof vest for the male ego against the social ammunition of the painful teen years. "Raising kids is tough, but you can tell them to 'Shut the (heck) up, I'm going to watch this soap opera. In a 25-minute interview, Maher touched on several Jersey topics, like the governor ("He's great for material. I'm going to look in my files and see how bad it was.
Politically Incorrect won an array of awards, including an Emmy Award for Outstanding Technical Direction, two Cable ACE awards for Best Talk Show Series, and a Genesis Award for Best Television Talk Show. In the same year, he expressed his deep regrets and apologized after being widely criticized for comparing his dogs to retarded children.
Maher earned numerous award nominations for his producing, writing and hosting of Politically Incorrect, including ten Emmy nominations, two TV Guide nominations, and two Writers Guild nominations. In a 1998 episode, Maher controversially defended 35-year-old teacher Mary Kay Letourneau and her 14-year-old student, who had a sexual relationship and two children together beginning when he was 12.