Free TV Tickets For Real Time with Bill Maher

Real Time with Bill Maher Summary

  • Show Status: Active
  • Real Time with Bill Maher is 1 hr long
  • 1 Taping(s) per week
  • Opened February 21, 2003
  • Show Closes: Open ended
  • Comedy/Talk Show/Satire
  • Cable

Comedian Bill Maher talks about politics and current events with Liberals and Republicans alike in this live HBO comedy series.

Real Time with Bill Maher Ticket Information

Getting tickets to Real Time with Bill Maher is not an easy feat. HBO MAX used to operate the Real Time ticket line at 323-575-2345 and HBO Max also had a web page for online ticket requests, but as of late 2023 that phone line has been closed down and the webpage is now defunct.

What is confusing is that the show DOES however still tape live TV shows with an audience and they still give out show tickets. This is now done in-person at three locations that are local to the taping studio at Television City in Fairfax, California.

  • On the street outside Television City on Beverly Blvd
  • At Whole Foods on Fairfax and 4th
  • At the AC Hotel by Marriott Beverly Hills on Willshire and La Jolla

Friends Of The Show Can Get Still Get Tickets

Anyone with friends at the show production companies can also get tickets - likewise anyone that has been to a previous show and behaved themselves, also gets an invite back to the taping - especially anyone that is local to the studio. If they are not hyper-local - they usually do not get invited back.

Why Does Real Time Only Give Out Tickets Locally Now?

The show taping of Real Time with Bill Maher has been interrupted so many times in the past by protestors, that the production company (Bill Maher Productions and Brad Grey Television Productions) were forced to change the way they got audience members.

The show needs reliable audience members who aren't going to interrupt the taping - not an unreasonable request.

The Change In Ticket Distribution Was Highlighted In A Recent Episode

Bill Maher has referenced this ticket distribution change on his show, so regular fans should already be aware of the new way he gets studio audience members and how they give out tickets.

Who Are Dang The Protestors and What Do They Want?

Protestor groups would request tickets online for the same show and then disrupt the show during taping.

Some of the protestors at Real Time have included the 9-11 deniers, #metoo, 2023 Writers Guild of America strike, Jewish Voice for Peace and different groups of Antifa protestors.

Real Time with Bill Maher Show Schedule

The show tapes once per week on Friday morning at CBS Television City, in the Fairfax District of Los Angeles, California.

Real Time with Bill Maher Broadcast Time

Real Time with Bill Maher airs on HBO.

Real Time with Bill Maher Age Requirements

You have to be 18 years or older to attend the Real Time with Bill Maher TV show hosted by Bill Maher.

Real Time with Bill Maher Background

After the ABC network axed his comic late night talk show Politically Incorrect in 2002 (which initially began on Comedy Central in 1997), irreverent stand-up comedian Bill Maher took his act back to cable.

Real Time with Bill Maher debuted on HBO in 2003 and has enjoyed a great deal of critical success since then, scoring multiple Emmy Award nominations.

Politically Incorrect Compared to Real Time with Bill Maher

Real Time with Bill Maher is similar to Politically Incorrect in that it concentrates on current news events and political topics and features a panel of people with diverse viewpoints, but the latter show is longer and allows Maher and his panelists to tackle subjects more in-depth. without executive control or oversight - HBO allows him to say whatever he wants.

Real Time also features one-on-one interviews (sometimes via satellite) with politicians and news makers, as well as more comedic skits and longer monologues.

Original Show Shot in NYC

The show first taped in New York City, but soon moved to Los Angeles. The New York episodes were shot at the CBS Broadcast Center and the Los Angeles episodes at CBS Television City, where it remained even after its move to ABC.

In addition to his TV shows, Bill Maher has also hosted several stand-up comedy specials, starred in the documentary film Religious, and written several comedic rant-fueled books. A couple of the books are based on the popular "New Rules" segment on Real Time.

CBS Television City 7800 Beverly

7800 Beverly Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90036
Directions: Located at 7800 Beverly Boulevard in Hollywood, the main entrance to CBS Television City cannot be missed. The TV studio complex is located in the Fairfax District of Los Angeles at 7800 Beverly Boulevard, at the corner of Fairfax Avenue. The guest entrance is to the left and guest must check in with security. There is no on-site parking for guests, but local parking garages exists as well as street parking.
Studio Information

Cast Members

Bill Maher


Bill Maher Productions

Brad Grey Television

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