Real Time with Bill Maher Summary

  • 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 Broadcast Time

Real Time with Bill Maher airs on HBO.

Real Time with Bill Maher Background

After the ABC network axed his comic late night talk show Politically Incorrect (which initially began on Comedy Central), 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. 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 new show is longer and allows Maher and his panelists to tackle subjects more in-depth. 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.

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
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Real Time with Bill Maher Ticket Information

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Cast Members

Bill Maher

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