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Bill Maher

William "Bill" Maher, Jr. ( /ˈmɑːr/; born January 20, 1956) is an American stand-up comedian, television host, political commentator, author and actor. Before his current role as the host of HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher, Maher hosted a similar late-night talk show called Politically Incorrect originally on Comedy Central and later on ABC. Maher is known for his political satire and sociopolitical commentary, which targets a wide swath of topics including religion, politics, 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. He supports the legalization of marijuana and same-sex marriage, and serves on the board of PETA. He is also a critic of religion and is an advisory board member of Project Reason, a foundation to promote scientific knowledge and secular values within society. In 2005, Maher ranked at number 38 on Comedy Central's 100 greatest stand-up comedians of all time. Bill Maher received a Hollywood Walk of Fame star on September 14, 2010. Maher was born in New York City, the son of Julie (née Berman), a nurse, and

Bill Maher -- Don't Cross the 'Gay Mafia' ... Or You'll Get Whacked

Bill Maher
Don't Cross the 'Gay Mafia' ... Or You'll Get Whacked

Bill Maher believes there's a secret gay mafia ... and the "Real Time" host says the group will take out anybody who stands in its way.Maher's show panel Friday night was discussing the recent… READ MORE >

Bill Maher -- Catholics Demand Boycott ... One Priest Joke Too Many

Bill Maher
Catholics Demand Boycott One Priest Joke Too Many

The leading Catholic rights group in America wants to organize their own hate campaign -- because they hate the anti-religious hatred they claim Bill Maher spews on his show ... and now it's… READ MORE >

- 890 days ago
Donald Trump Drops $5 Million Orangutan Lawsuit Against Bill Maher

Donald Trump
Drops $5 Mil Monkey Suit Against Bill Maher (For Now)

Donald Trump is done beating his chest ... at least for now ... TMZ has learned The Donald has withdrawn the $5 million lawsuit he filed against Bill Maher for calling him monkey spawn. Trump sued… READ MORE >

- 1128 days ago
Donald Trump vs. Bill Maher -- Going Ape ... Over $5 Million Lawsuit!!

Trump vs. Maher
Going Ape Over $5 Million Lawsuit

Bill Maher jokingly bet Donald Trump $5 million bucks to prove his father wasn't an orangutan -- but y'know what's even funnier? Getting sued for that $5 million! Sometimes jokes hurt.Check out… READ MORE >

- 1183 days ago
Donald Trump Rips Bill Maher -- How Dare You Insult My Parents!

Trump Rips Bill Maher
How Dare You Insult My Parents!

Donald Trump has made it clear ... his legal war with Bill Maher isn't just about the money ... it's personal -- telling TMZ the comic CROSSED THE LINE when he suggested Trump's mom banged an… READ MORE >

- 1183 days ago
Donald Trump Sues Bill Maher for $5 Million -- I PROVED I'm Not Part-Orangutan

Trump Sues Maher for $5 Mil
I PROVED I'm Not Part-Orangutan

Donald Trump's mother is no orangutan-banger ... so says the Donald himself in a new, actually-filed lawsuit obtained by TMZ. Seriously, Trump actually filed this. The Donald just sued Bill Maher… READ MORE >

- 1183 days ago
Bill Maher -- Take That, Tebow Nation!

Bill Maher
Take That, Tebow Nation!

Bill Maher is at it again ... poking fun at Tim Tebow on Twitter just a week after he took some serious heat for mocking the Broncos QB on Christmas Eve.Maher took a not-subtle-jab at Tim… READ MORE >

- 1584 days ago
Bill Maher -- I Did Crystal Meth in College (Or Did I?)

Bill Maher

Did Bill Maher really admit to doing crystal meth on last night's episode of "Real Time"?  READ MORE >

- 1739 days ago
Brad Pitt -- Retired Pot 'Artist'

Brad Pitt -- Retired Pot 'Artist'

Back in his day, Brad Pitt could roll a joint like nobody's business -- but those days are over. Bill Maher told Brad Pitt he thought Brad rolled the most perfect joints ever, but Brad has since… READ MORE >

- 2453 days ago
Brad Pitt -- Mr. Perfect?

Brad Pitt -- Mr. Perfect?

Could Brad Pitt "beat a nun to death on a pile of dead puppies" and still be loved by America?Bill Maher threw out an interesting theory about Brad on his show last night -- right to his face --… READ MORE >

- 2454 days ago

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