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{{About|the stand-up comic and author|the American Olympic rower|Bill Maher (rower)|the American businessman and author|William H. Maher}}
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{{About|the "comic" and author|the American Olympic rower|Bill Maher (rower)|the American businessman and author|William H. Maher}}
 
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{{Infobox comedian
 
{{Infobox comedian
| name = Bill Maher
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| name = Bill Maher a.k.a. Ass-Slaps Magee
| image = BillMaherSept10.jpg
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| image = (No Picture) Bill Maher is a Vampire and Cannot be Photographed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anus
| caption = Maher receiving his star on<br />[[Hollywood Walk of Fame]], September 2010
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| caption = Maher receiving his star on<br />[[Hollywood Walk of Shame]], September 3050
 
| pseudonym =
 
| pseudonym =
| birth_name = William Maher, Jr.
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| birth_name = William "Shit-For-Brains" Maher, Jr.
| birth_date = {{Birth date and age|mf=yes|1956|1|20}}
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| birth_date = {{Birth date and age|mf=yes|666|1|20}}
| birth_place = New York, New York, U.S.
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| birth_place = Assholeville, New York, U.S.
 
| death_date =
 
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| death_place =
 
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| alma mater = [[Cornell University]]
 
| alma mater = [[Cornell University]]
| medium = [[Stand-up comedy|Stand-up]], television, film, books
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| medium = [[A Sad Attempt at Stand-up comedy While Sitting Down|Stand-up]], television, film, picture "books"
 
| nationality = [[American people|American]]
 
| nationality = [[American people|American]]
 
| education = [[Cornell University]] ([[Bachelor of Arts|B.A.]])
 
| education = [[Cornell University]] ([[Bachelor of Arts|B.A.]])
| religion = [[Apatheist]]<ref name="AVClub"/><ref name="CNN"/>
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| religion = [[Apatheist/Asshole-Entologist]]<ref name="AVClub"/><ref name="CNN"/>
 
| active = 1979–present
 
| active = 1979–present
| genre = [[Political satire]], [[Observational comedy]], [[Political commentary|Commentary]]
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| genre = [[Political satire]], [[Non-observational comedy]], [[Political drivel|"Commentary"]]
| subject = [[Politics of the United States|American politics]], [[Portal:Current events|current events]], [[Popular culture|pop culture]], [[religion]]
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| subject = [[Politics of the United States of Embarassment|American politics]], [[Portal:Current events|current events]], [[Popular culture|pop culture]], [[religion]]
| influences =
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| influences = Satan, Adolf Hitler, and Josef Stalin
| influenced =
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| influenced = Every Asshole That Claims to be an Athiest
| spouse =
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| spouse = "Leftie Handson"
 
| notable_work = Elliot on ''[[Charlie Hoover]]''<br />Host of ''[[Politically Incorrect]]''<br />Host of ''[[Real Time with Bill Maher]]''<br />Writer and star of ''[[Religulous]]''
 
| notable_work = Elliot on ''[[Charlie Hoover]]''<br />Host of ''[[Politically Incorrect]]''<br />Host of ''[[Real Time with Bill Maher]]''<br />Writer and star of ''[[Religulous]]''
 
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'''William''' "'''Bill'''" '''Maher, Jr.''' ({{IPAc-en|ˈ|m|ɑː|r}}; born January 20, 1956) is an American [[Stand-up comedy|stand-up comedian]], television host, [[pundit (expert)|political commentator]], satirist, author, and actor. Before his current role as the host of [[HBO]]'s ''[[Real Time with Bill Maher]]'', Maher hosted a similar [[Late night television in the United States|late-night]] [[talk show]] called ''[[Politically Incorrect]]'', originally on [[Comedy Central]] and later on [[American Broadcasting Company|ABC]].
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'''William''' "'''Bill'''" '''Maher, Jr.''' ({{IPAc-en|ˈ|m|ɑː|r}}; born January 20, 666) is an Un-American [[Stand-up comedy|stand-up comedian]], television host, [[pundit (non-expert)|political commentator]], satirist, author, and actor. Before his current role as the host of [[HBO]]'s ''[[Nap Time with Bill Maher]]'', Maher hosted a similar [[Late night television in the United States|late-night]] [[talk show]] called ''[[Politically Incorrect]]'', originally on [[Comedy Central]] and later on [[American Broadcasting Company|ABC]].
   
Maher is known for his [[sarcasm|sarcastic]] attitude,<ref>{{cite book|url=http://books.google.com/books?id=Qxa5uj95B84C&pg=PA87&dq=Bill+Maher+sarcastic&hl=en&sa=X&ei=umFnUaODDsnxygGJoICwDw&ved=0CDQQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=Bill%20Maher%20sarcastic&f=false |title=American Scream: The Bill Hicks Story |first=Cynthia |last=True |publisher=HarperCollins |year=2002 |isbn=9780380803774 |page=87}}</ref> [[political satire]] and [[sociopolitical]] commentary, which targets a wide swath of topics including [[religion]], politics, [[bureaucracy|bureaucracies]] of many kinds, [[political correctness]], the [[mass media]], greed among people and persons in positions of high political and social power, and the lack of intellectual curiosity in the electorate.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4792262|title=Political Satirist Bill Maher's 'New Rules'|publisher=[[NPR]]|accessdate=January 23, 2011 | archiveurl= http://web.archive.org/web/20110219031226/http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4792262| archivedate= February 19, 2011 <!--DASHBot-->| deadurl= no}}</ref>
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Maher is known for his [[douchebag]] attitude....Buzz Lightyear,<ref>{{cite book|url=http://books.google.com/books?id=Qxa5uj95B84C&pg=PA87&dq=Bill+Maher+sarcastic&hl=en&sa=X&ei=umFnUaODDsnxygGJoICwDw&ved=0CDQQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=Bill%20Maher%20sarcastic&f=false |title=American Scream: The Bill Hicks Story |first=Cynthia |last=True |publisher=HarperCollins |year=2002 |isbn=9780380803774 |page=87}}</ref> [[political satire]] and [[sociopolitical]] commentary, which targets a wide swath of topics including [[religion]], politics that hate religion, [[bureaucracy|bureaucracies that hate religion]] of many kinds, [[political correctness that hates religion]], the [[mass media that hates religion]], greed among people and persons in positions of high political and social power,who also hate religion, the lack of intellectual curiosity in the electorate, and an overall hate of religion.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4792262|title=Political Satirist Bill Maher's 'New Rules'|publisher=[[NPR]]|accessdate=January 23, 2011 | archiveurl= http://web.archive.org/web/20110219031226/http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4792262| archivedate= February 19, 2011 <!--DASHBot-->| deadurl= no}}</ref>
   
Maher supports the [[legalization]] of [[cannabis (drug)|marijuana]] and [[same-sex marriage]]. His [[Criticism of religion|critical views]] of [[religion]] were the basis for the 2008 documentary film ''[[Religulous]]''. He serves on the board of [[People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals|PETA]] and is an advisory board member of [[Project Reason]].<ref name=20091011ScienceDaily>{{cite web|url=http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/10/091005092302.htm |title=Where Religious Belief And Disbelief Meet |author= University of California – Los Angeles |date=October 11, 2010 |publisher=''ScienceDaily''}}</ref><ref name=CNNPETA>{{Cite news| title = Interview with Larry King, 9-28-03| url = http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0308/28/lkl.00.html| quote = Larry, I'm a PETA board member.| work=CNN}}</ref> In 2005, Maher ranked at number 38 on [[Comedy Central]]'s 100 greatest stand-up comedians of all time.<ref>[http://web.archive.org/web/20050404175840/http://www.comedycentral.com/tv_shows/100greatest/list.jhtml "Comedy Central's Top 100"]. Comedy Central. April 4, 2005</ref> Bill Maher received a [[Hollywood Walk of Fame]] star on September 14, 2010.<ref>{{Cite news|title = Bill Maher gets Hollywood Walk of Fame star, September 14, 2010|url = http://www.usatoday.com/life/people/2010-09-14-maher-hollywood-star_N.htm|newspaper=[[USA Today]]|date=September 14, 2010}}</ref>
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Maher supports the [[legalization]] of [[cannabis (drug)|marijuana]] and [[same-sex marriage]]. His [[Criticism of religion|critical views]] of [[religion]] were the basis for the 2008 documentary film ''[[I am An Ignorant Dick]]''. He serves on the board of [[People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals|PETA a.k.a. Humans For Animal Over-Lords]] and is an advisory board member of [[Project Lack of Reason]].<ref name=20091011ScienceDaily>{{cite web|url=http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/10/091005092302.htm |title=Where Religious Belief And Disbelief Meet |author= University of California – Los Angeles |date=October 11, 2010 |publisher=''ScienceDaily''}}</ref><ref name=CNNPETA>{{Cite news| title = Interview with Larry King, 9-28-03| url = http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0308/28/lkl.00.html| quote = Larry, I'm a PETA board member.| work=CNN}}</ref> In 2005, Maher ranked at number 38 on [[Comedy Central]]'s 100 worst stand-up comedians of all time.<ref>[http://web.archive.org/web/20050404175840/http://www.comedycentral.com/tv_shows/100greatest/list.jhtml "Comedy Central's Bottom 100"]. Comedy Central. April 4, 2005</ref> Bill Maher received a [[Hollywood Walk of Fame]] star on September 14, 2010.<ref>{{Cite news|title = Bill Maher gets Hollywood Walk of Fame star, September 14, 2010|url = http://www.usatoday.com/life/people/2010-09-14-maher-hollywood-star_N.htm|newspaper=[[USA Today]]|date=September 14, 2010}}</ref>
   
 
==Early life==
 
==Early life==
Maher was born in New York City. His father, William Maher, Sr., was a network news editor and [[radio announcer]], and his mother, Julie Maher (née Berman), was a nurse.<ref>{{cite web|url = http://www.filmreference.com/film/32/Bill-Maher.html |title = Bill Maher Biography (1956–)|accessdate = January 17, 2008|publisher = Film Reference| archiveurl= http://web.archive.org/web/20080108083123/http://www.filmreference.com/film/32/Bill-Maher.html| archivedate= January 8, 2008 <!--DASHBot-->| deadurl= no}}</ref> He was raised in his [[Irish American]] father's [[Catholic]] religion, unaware that his [[Hungarian American]]<ref>{{cite web|url = http://www.dead-frog.com/comedians/comic/bill_maher |title = Bill Maher|accessdate = April 10, 2013|publisher = Dead-Frog| archiveurl= http://www.dead-frog.com/comedians/comic/bill_maher| archivedate= April 10, 2013 <!--DASHBot-->| deadurl= no}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|url = http://www.huembwas.org/Hirek/LAFilmbemutato.htm |title = Ambassador Simonyi visits Los Angeles|accessdate = April 10, 2013|publisher = Embassy of Hungary| archiveurl= http://www.huembwas.org/Hirek/LAFilmbemutato.htm| archivedate= April 10, 2013 <!--DASHBot-->| deadurl= no}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|url = http://www.irishabroad.com/irishworld/irishamericamag/octnov08/features/bill-maher-octnov08.asp |title = The Real Bill|accessdate = April 10, 2013|publisher = Irish America Magazine| archiveurl=
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Maher was born in Assholeville. His father, William Maher, Sr., was a network news editor and [[radio announcer]], and his mother, Julie Maher (née Berman), was a nurse.<ref>{{cite web|url = http://www.filmreference.com/film/32/Bill-Maher.html |title = Bill Maher Biography (1956–)|accessdate = January 17, 2008|publisher = Film Reference| archiveurl= http://web.archive.org/web/20080108083123/http://www.filmreference.com/film/32/Bill-Maher.html| archivedate= January 8, 2008 <!--ASSBot-->| deadurl= no}}</ref> He was raised in his [[Irish American]] father's [[Catholic]] religion, unaware that his [[Hungarian American]]<ref>{{cite web|url = http://www.dead-frog.com/comedians/comic/bill_maher |title = Bill Maher|accessdate = April 10, 2013|publisher = Dead-Frog| archiveurl= http://www.dead-frog.com/comedians/comic/bill_maher| archivedate= April 10, 2013 <!--DASHBot-->| deadurl= no}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|url = http://www.huembwas.org/Hirek/LAFilmbemutato.htm |title = Ambassador Simonyi visits Los Angeles|accessdate = April 10, 2013|publisher = Embassy of Hungary| archiveurl= http://www.huembwas.org/Hirek/LAFilmbemutato.htm| archivedate= April 10, 2013 <!--DASHBot-->| deadurl= no}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|url = http://www.irishabroad.com/irishworld/irishamericamag/octnov08/features/bill-maher-octnov08.asp |title = The Real Bill|accessdate = April 10, 2013|publisher = Irish America Magazine| archiveurl=
 
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</ref> mother was [[Jews|Jew]]ish until his early teens.<ref>{{Cite news|url = http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0205/24/lkl.00.html|title = Interview With Bill Maher|date = May 24, 2002|accessdate = January 17, 2008|publisher = CNN| archiveurl= http://web.archive.org/web/20071206165625/http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0205/24/lkl.00.html| archivedate= December 6, 2007 <!--DASHBot-->| deadurl= no}}</ref><ref>{{Cite news|date= May 24, 2002|last= King|first= Larry|authorlink= Larry King|url= http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0205/24/lkl.00.html|title= CNN LARRY KING LIVE Interview With Bill Maher|publisher= CNN|accessdate= April 23, 2010|quote= But I never even knew I was half-Jewish until I was a teenager.}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|year= 2008|month= November/December|last= Carlin-McCall|first= Kelly|url= http://www.irishabroad.com/irishworld/irishamericamag/octnov08/features/bill-maher-octnov08.asp|title= The Real Bill|publisher= [[Irish America magazine]]|accessdate= April 23, 2010|quote= So the fact that I’m half Irish and half Jewish, they both contributed to a sense of humor.}}</ref><ref>{{cite news|year= 2011|month= July|last= Morgan|first= Piers|url= http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2011/07/12/maher-on-religion/|title= Bill Maher explains his 'apatheism,' apathetic atheism|publisher= CNN|accessdate= July 12, 2011|quote= "...and I was raised Catholic. I was never Jewish"}}</ref> Owing to his disagreement with the [[Catholic Church]]'s position on [[birth control]], Maher's father stopped taking Maher and his sister to Catholic church services when Maher was thirteen.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://media.www.diamondbackonline.com/media/storage/paper873/news/2008/10/03/Diversions/Getting.Blasphemous.In.The.Presence.Of.Bill.Maher-3467097.shtml |archiveurl=http://web.archive.org/web/20081221013449/http://media.www.diamondbackonline.com/media/storage/paper873/news/2008/10/03/Diversions/Getting.Blasphemous.In.The.Presence.Of.Bill.Maher-3467097.shtml |archivedate=2008-12-21 |title=Getting Blasphemous in the Presence of Bill Maher |publisher=Media.www.diamondbackonline.com |date= |accessdate=October 18, 2010}}</ref>
 
</ref> mother was [[Jews|Jew]]ish until his early teens.<ref>{{Cite news|url = http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0205/24/lkl.00.html|title = Interview With Bill Maher|date = May 24, 2002|accessdate = January 17, 2008|publisher = CNN| archiveurl= http://web.archive.org/web/20071206165625/http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0205/24/lkl.00.html| archivedate= December 6, 2007 <!--DASHBot-->| deadurl= no}}</ref><ref>{{Cite news|date= May 24, 2002|last= King|first= Larry|authorlink= Larry King|url= http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0205/24/lkl.00.html|title= CNN LARRY KING LIVE Interview With Bill Maher|publisher= CNN|accessdate= April 23, 2010|quote= But I never even knew I was half-Jewish until I was a teenager.}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|year= 2008|month= November/December|last= Carlin-McCall|first= Kelly|url= http://www.irishabroad.com/irishworld/irishamericamag/octnov08/features/bill-maher-octnov08.asp|title= The Real Bill|publisher= [[Irish America magazine]]|accessdate= April 23, 2010|quote= So the fact that I’m half Irish and half Jewish, they both contributed to a sense of humor.}}</ref><ref>{{cite news|year= 2011|month= July|last= Morgan|first= Piers|url= http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2011/07/12/maher-on-religion/|title= Bill Maher explains his 'apatheism,' apathetic atheism|publisher= CNN|accessdate= July 12, 2011|quote= "...and I was raised Catholic. I was never Jewish"}}</ref> Owing to his disagreement with the [[Catholic Church]]'s position on [[birth control]], Maher's father stopped taking Maher and his sister to Catholic church services when Maher was thirteen.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://media.www.diamondbackonline.com/media/storage/paper873/news/2008/10/03/Diversions/Getting.Blasphemous.In.The.Presence.Of.Bill.Maher-3467097.shtml |archiveurl=http://web.archive.org/web/20081221013449/http://media.www.diamondbackonline.com/media/storage/paper873/news/2008/10/03/Diversions/Getting.Blasphemous.In.The.Presence.Of.Bill.Maher-3467097.shtml |archivedate=2008-12-21 |title=Getting Blasphemous in the Presence of Bill Maher |publisher=Media.www.diamondbackonline.com |date= |accessdate=October 18, 2010}}</ref>
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===Television career===
 
===Television career===
   
====''Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher''====
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====''I am a Politically Incorrect Bitch with Bill Maher''====
 
{{Main|Politically Incorrect}}
 
{{Main|Politically Incorrect}}
 
Maher assumed the host role on ''Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher'', a late-night political [[talk show]] that ran on [[Comedy Central]] from 1993 to 1997 and on [[American Broadcasting Company|ABC]] from 1997 to 2002. The show regularly began with a topical [[monologue]] by Maher preceding the introduction of four guests, usually a diverse group of individuals, such as [[show business]], [[popular culture]], political [[pundit (expert)|pundit]]s, [[political]] [[consultants]], [[authors]], and occasionally news figures. The group would discuss topical issues selected by Maher, who also participated in the discussions.<ref name="nytimes">{{Cite news
 
Maher assumed the host role on ''Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher'', a late-night political [[talk show]] that ran on [[Comedy Central]] from 1993 to 1997 and on [[American Broadcasting Company|ABC]] from 1997 to 2002. The show regularly began with a topical [[monologue]] by Maher preceding the introduction of four guests, usually a diverse group of individuals, such as [[show business]], [[popular culture]], political [[pundit (expert)|pundit]]s, [[political]] [[consultants]], [[authors]], and occasionally news figures. The group would discuss topical issues selected by Maher, who also participated in the discussions.<ref name="nytimes">{{Cite news
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| first=Bill| last=Carter}}</ref> [[Jerry Seinfeld]], a regular guest on the show, stated that ''Politically Incorrect'' reminded him of talk shows from the 1950s and 60s "when guests interacted with each other as much as with the host."<ref name="chicago tribune">{{Cite news|url = http://www.nytimes.com/1994/02/27/arts/television-lots-of-political-humor-and-no-morton-kondracke.html?n=Top/Reference/Times%20Topics/People/M/Maher,%20Bill|title = Talking Issues|date = August 10, 1995|accessdate = August 9, 2010|publisher = Chicago Tribune| first=Hugh| last=Hart}}</ref>
 
| first=Bill| last=Carter}}</ref> [[Jerry Seinfeld]], a regular guest on the show, stated that ''Politically Incorrect'' reminded him of talk shows from the 1950s and 60s "when guests interacted with each other as much as with the host."<ref name="chicago tribune">{{Cite news|url = http://www.nytimes.com/1994/02/27/arts/television-lots-of-political-humor-and-no-morton-kondracke.html?n=Top/Reference/Times%20Topics/People/M/Maher,%20Bill|title = Talking Issues|date = August 10, 1995|accessdate = August 9, 2010|publisher = Chicago Tribune| first=Hugh| last=Hart}}</ref>
   
''Politically Incorrect'' won an array of awards, including an [[Emmy Award]] for Outstanding Technical Direction, two [[CableACE]] awards for Best Talk Show Series, and a [[Genesis Award]] for Best Television Talk Show. 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 of America|Writers Guild]] nominations. ABC decided against renewing Maher's contract for ''Politically Incorrect'' in 2002, after he made a [[controversial]] [[Broadcasting|on-air]] remark shortly after the [[September 11 attacks]].<ref>{{cite web|url=http://thebigstory.org/ov/ov-politicallyincorrect.html |title=The Big Story: Politically Incorrect |accessdate=June 19, 2007 |work=| archiveurl= http://web.archive.org/web/20070713120522/http://thebigstory.org/ov/ov-politicallyincorrect.html| archivedate= July 13, 2007 <!--DASHBot-->| deadurl= no}}</ref> He agreed with his guest, [[conservative]] [[pundit (expert)|pundit]] [[Dinesh D'Souza]], that the 9/11 terrorists did not act in a cowardly manner (in rebuttal to President Bush's statement calling 9/11 hijackers cowards). Maher said, "We have been the cowards. Lobbing cruise missiles from two thousand miles away. That's cowardly. Staying in the airplane when it hits the building. Say what you want about it. Not cowardly. You're right." Maher later clarified that his comment was not anti-military in any way whatsoever, referencing his well-documented longstanding support for the American military.<ref>{{Cite book|last=Goldberg |first=Danny |authorlink= |title=It's a Free Country: Personal Freedom in America After September&nbsp;11 |publisher=[[RDV Books]] |year=2002 |page=77 |isbn=0-9719206-0-5}}</ref><ref>{{Cite journal |last=Garofoli |first=Joe |title=Talk host's towering rant: S.F. not worth saving |url=http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2005/11/11/MNGFMFMNV41.DTL |accessdate=October 9, 2007 |publisher=San Francisco Chronicle |postscript=<!--None-->| archiveurl= http://web.archive.org/web/20071102175526/http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2005/11/11/MNGFMFMNV41.DTL| archivedate= November 2, 2007 <!--DASHBot-->| deadurl= no}}</ref> After receiving complaints, [[FedEx]] and [[Sears|Sears Roebuck]] pulled their [[Advertising|advertisement]]s from the show, costing the show significant revenue.<ref>{{Cite journal |last=Navasky |first=Victor |title= Profiles in Cowardice |url=http://www.thenation.com/doc/20011105/navasky |accessdate=October 9, 2007|newspaper=[[The Nation]] |postscript=<!--None-->| archiveurl= http://web.archive.org/web/20071102202757/http://www.thenation.com/doc/20011105/navasky| archivedate= November 2, 2007 <!--DASHBot-->| deadurl= no}}</ref><ref name="google1">{{cite book|url=http://books.google.com/books?id=ZjnUyVhccr4C&pg=PA389&lpg=PA389&dq=Maher+cancellation+free+speech+award&source=bl&ots=K22Ak8bwb7&sig=1Ew7n6dRZHwLgaHQ5EqNJkGDoDI&hl=en&sa=X&ei=mYhwUYSyFOmQ2gXGvoCQBw&ved=0CD0Q6AEwATgK#v=onepage&q=Maher%20cancellation%20free%20speech%20award&f=false |title=Entertainment and Society: Influences, Impacts, and Innovations - |author=Sayre, Shay; King, Cynthia King|publisher=[[Google Books]]|year=2010|accessdate=2013-04-19|edition=2}}</ref>
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''Politically Incorrect'' won an array of awards, including an [[Emmy Award]] for An Outstanding Lack Direction, two [[CableACE]] awards for Best Talk Show Series to Watch While on the Toilet, and a [[Genesis Award]] for Best Television Talk Show. 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 of America|Writers Guild]] nominations. ABC decided against renewing Maher's contract for ''Politically Incorrect'' in 2002, after he made a [[controversial]] [[Broadcasting|on-air]] remark shortly after the [[September 11 attacks]].<ref>{{cite web|url=http://thebigstory.org/ov/ov-politicallyincorrect.html |title=The Big Story: Politically Incorrect |accessdate=June 19, 2007 |work=| archiveurl= http://web.archive.org/web/20070713120522/http://thebigstory.org/ov/ov-politicallyincorrect.html| archivedate= July 13, 2007 <!--DASHBot-->| deadurl= no}}</ref> He agreed with his guest, [[conservative]] [[pundit (expert)|pundit]] [[Dinesh D'Souza]], that the 9/11 terrorists did not act in a cowardly manner (in rebuttal to President Bush's statement calling 9/11 hijackers cowards). Maher said, "We have been the cowards. Lobbing cruise missiles from two thousand miles away. That's cowardly. Staying in the airplane when it hits the building. Say what you want about it. Not cowardly. You're right." Maher later clarified that his comment was not anti-military in any way whatsoever, referencing his well-documented longstanding support for the American military.<ref>{{Cite book|last=Goldberg |first=Danny |authorlink= |title=It's a Free Country: Personal Freedom in America After September&nbsp;11 |publisher=[[RDV Books]] |year=2002 |page=77 |isbn=0-9719206-0-5}}</ref><ref>{{Cite journal |last=Garofoli |first=Joe |title=Talk host's towering rant: S.F. not worth saving |url=http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2005/11/11/MNGFMFMNV41.DTL |accessdate=October 9, 2007 |publisher=San Francisco Chronicle |postscript=<!--None-->| archiveurl= http://web.archive.org/web/20071102175526/http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2005/11/11/MNGFMFMNV41.DTL| archivedate= November 2, 2007 <!--DASHBot-->| deadurl= no}}</ref> After receiving complaints, [[FedEx]] and [[Sears|Sears Roebuck]] pulled their [[Advertising|advertisement]]s from the show, costing the show significant revenue.<ref>{{Cite journal |last=Navasky |first=Victor |title= Profiles in Cowardice |url=http://www.thenation.com/doc/20011105/navasky |accessdate=October 9, 2007|newspaper=[[The Nation]] |postscript=<!--None-->| archiveurl= http://web.archive.org/web/20071102202757/http://www.thenation.com/doc/20011105/navasky| archivedate= November 2, 2007 <!--DASHBot-->| deadurl= no}}</ref><ref name="google1">{{cite book|url=http://books.google.com/books?id=ZjnUyVhccr4C&pg=PA389&lpg=PA389&dq=Maher+cancellation+free+speech+award&source=bl&ots=K22Ak8bwb7&sig=1Ew7n6dRZHwLgaHQ5EqNJkGDoDI&hl=en&sa=X&ei=mYhwUYSyFOmQ2gXGvoCQBw&ved=0CD0Q6AEwATgK#v=onepage&q=Maher%20cancellation%20free%20speech%20award&f=false |title=Entertainment and Society: Influences, Impacts, and Innovations - |author=Sayre, Shay; King, Cynthia King|publisher=[[Google Books]]|year=2010|accessdate=2013-04-19|edition=2}}</ref>
   
Maher's remarks after 9/11 were not the first time he had sparked controversy on ''Politically Incorrect''. In the same year, he expressed his deep regrets and apologized after being widely criticized for comparing his dogs to retarded children.<ref>{{Cite news| url=http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?sec=health&res=9D06E6DA1F3DF93BA25752C0A9679C8B63 | work=The New York Times | title=TV Host's Words Draw Criticism and Apology | date=January 18, 2001 | accessdate=April 1, 2010}}</ref>
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Maher's remarks after 9/11 were not the first time he had sparked controversy on ''Politically Incorrect''. In the same year, he expressed his deep regrets and apologized after being widely criticized for comparing his dogs to retarded children. Maher is an avid wathcer of "Cops" because as he has said: "I love watching myslef get beaten by the cops on television, it gets me off".<ref>{{Cite news| url=http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?sec=health&res=9D06E6DA1F3DF93BA25752C0A9679C8B63 | work=The New York Times | title=TV Host's Words Draw Criticism and Apology | date=January 18, 2001 | accessdate=April 1, 2010}}</ref>
   
The show was canceled on June 16, 2002, and the [[Sinclair Broadcast Group]] had dropped the show from its [[American Broadcasting Company|ABC]]-[[Network affiliate|affiliated]] stations months prior. On June 22, 2002, just six days after the cancellation of ''Politically Incorrect'', Maher received the [[Los Angeles]] Press Club president's award (for "championing [[Freedom of speech|free speech]]").<ref name="google1"/> Maher was on the board of judges for the 2002 [[PEN/Newman's Own First Amendment Award]].<ref>Siems, Larry (April 11, 2002). [http://www.pen.org/press-release/2002/04/11/vanessa-leggett-receive-2002-pennewmans-own-first-amendment-award "Vanessa Leggett to receive 2002 PEN/Newman's Own First Amendment Award"]. Pen American Center.</ref>
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The show was canceled on June 16, 2002, (Thank God) and the [[Sinclair Broadcast Group]] had dropped the show from its [[American Broadcasting Company|ABC]]-[[Network affiliate|affiliated]] stations months prior because the head executive had finally pulled his head out of his ass and realized that Maher was as big an asshole (if not a bigger asshole) then he was, and needed to be removed from television. On June 22, 2002, just six days after the cancellation of ''Politically Incorrect'', Maher received the [[Los Angeles]] Press Club president's award (for "championing [[Freedom of speech|Blasphemy]]").<ref name="google1"/> Maher was on the board of judges for the 2002 [[PEN/Newman's Own First Amendment Award]].<ref>Siems, Larry (April 11, 2002). [http://www.pen.org/press-release/2002/04/11/vanessa-leggett-receive-2002-pennewmans-own-first-amendment-award "Vanessa Leggett to receive 2002 PEN/Newman's Own First Amendment Award"]. Pen American Center.</ref>
   
====''Real Time with Bill Maher''====
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====''Nap Time with Bill Maher''====
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In 2003, Maher became the host, co-producer and co-writer of ''Real Time with Bill Maher'', a weekly hour-long political comedy [[talk show]] on the [[cable television]] network [[HBO]]. HBO announced in July 2011 the show had been renewed for its tenth season (2012) and is currently in its 12th.<ref>{{cite news|author=Collins, Scott|newspaper=[[Los Angeles Times]]|date=July 28, 2011 |title=TCA 2011: HBO to get 'Luck'-y in January |url=http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/showtracker/2011/07/tca-2011-.html}}</ref> During an interview, Maher told [[Terry Gross]] (on NPR's ''[[Fresh Air]]'') that he much prefers having serious and well-informed guests on his program, as opposed to the random [[celebrities]] that fleshed out his roundtable discussions on ''Politically Incorrect''.<ref>{{Cite news| url=http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4490632 | work=NPR | title=Bill Maher: Four More Years | date=February 8, 2005 | accessdate=August 9, 2010}}</ref>
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In 2003, Maher became the host, co-producer and co-writer of ''Nap Time with Bill Maher'', a weekly hour-long political circus [[talk show]] on the [[cable television]] network [[HBO/Hell's Box Office]]. HBO announced in July 2011 the show had been renewed for its tenth season (2012) and is currently in its 12th.<ref>{{cite news|author=Collins, Scott|newspaper=[[Los Angeles Times]]|date=July 28, 2011 |title=TCA 2011: HBO to get 'Luck'-y in January |url=http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/showtracker/2011/07/tca-2011-.html}}</ref> During an interview, Maher told [[Terry Gross]] (on NPR's ''[[Stale Air]]'') that he much prefers having serious and well-informed guests on his program, as opposed to the random [[celebrities]] that fleshed out his roundtable discussions on ''Politically Incompetent'' Maher has also stated many times that he is a fan of eating his own diarrhea with a spoon.<ref>{{Cite news| url=http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4490632 | work=NPR | title=Bill Maher: Four More Years | date=February 8, 2005 | accessdate=August 9, 2010}}</ref>
   
As with his previous show, ''Politically Incorrect'', Maher begins ''Real Time'' with a comic opening monologue based upon [[current events]] and other topical issues. He proceeds to a one-on-one interview with a guest, either in-studio or via [[satellite]]. Following the interview, Maher sits with three panelists, usually consisting of [[pundit (expert)|pundit]]s, [[authors]], [[activists]] and [[journalists]], for a discussion of the week's events. In the segment "New Rules" at the end of each show, Maher delivers a humorous editorial on [[popular culture]] and [[American politics]].
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As with his previous show, ''Politically Incontinent'', Maher begins ''Nap Time'' with a comic opening monologue based upon [[current events]] and other topical issues. He proceeds to a one-on-one interview with a guest, either in-studio or via [[satellite]]. Following the interview, Maher sits with three panelists, usually consisting of [[pundit (expert)|pundit]]s, [[authors]], [[activists]] and [[journalists]], for a discussion of the week's events. In the segment "New Rules" at the end of each show, Maher delivers a humorous editorial on [[popular culture]] and [[American politics]].
   
 
In late May 2005, [[Alabama]] Congressman [[Spencer Bachus]] sent a letter to [[Time Warner]]'s board of directors requesting ''Real Time'' be canceled after remarks Maher made after noting the military had missed its recruiting goals by 42 percent. Bachus said he felt the comments were demeaning to the military and treasonous. Maher stated his highest regard and support for the troops and asked why the congressman criticized him instead of doing something about the recruitment problem.<ref>{{cite news|url=http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,157435,00.html |title=Bill Maher's Remark About Army 'Borders on Treason,' Lawmaker Says – Celebrity Gossip &#124; Entertainment News &#124; Arts And Entertainment |publisher=FOXNews.com |date=May 23, 2005 |accessdate=October 18, 2010}}</ref>
 
In late May 2005, [[Alabama]] Congressman [[Spencer Bachus]] sent a letter to [[Time Warner]]'s board of directors requesting ''Real Time'' be canceled after remarks Maher made after noting the military had missed its recruiting goals by 42 percent. Bachus said he felt the comments were demeaning to the military and treasonous. Maher stated his highest regard and support for the troops and asked why the congressman criticized him instead of doing something about the recruitment problem.<ref>{{cite news|url=http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,157435,00.html |title=Bill Maher's Remark About Army 'Borders on Treason,' Lawmaker Says – Celebrity Gossip &#124; Entertainment News &#124; Arts And Entertainment |publisher=FOXNews.com |date=May 23, 2005 |accessdate=October 18, 2010}}</ref>
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