Real Time With Bill Maher

Friday 10:00 PM on HBO Premiered Feb 21, 2003 In Season





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  • His HATRED of America is too much to stomach

    In his last episode, Bill Maher talked about how he wanted the American economy to CRASH, so it would hurt Trump. He literally said he wants millions to suffer, just to hurt Donald J. Trump. Is that beyond insanity or what? Who would watch such a nutjob...
  • Bill Marher 'Blowhard'

    I used to like Real Time a few years ago, but after the other blowhard: Trump got elected, Maher has been eating sour grapes, and he hates his guests as much as he hates Trump. He is so over the top, conceded, bitter, and smug. he is disgusting to watch. HBO sucks, because they 'over push' agendas, and try to force sick shit on the general public. Example: It isn't enough that we accept gays, and their lifestyle, now HBO makes sure they show what goes on behind closed doors, like showing a dude on his back with another one on top of him with his dong up the other guy's butt. I guess that's called the "missionberry" position. If HBO had any class it would either find a new host for Real Time, or take it off the air. Here are reviews I gave to two of Bill Maher's Real Time shows this year:

    Show: 15.18

    The entire show prior to Ice Cube's appearance was completely negated, once the self proclaimed speaker for the entire African American community arrived, and spanked Maher for a comment he had already apologized for many times.

    It was a pitiful, and painful scene to watch Maher all squirmed down in his chair taking a worse beating than he ever imposed on those he may have offended with his 'off color N word' remark.

    The time would have been better spent discussing the use of the N word by African Americans to describe themselves, if they ever expect the rest of the world to eliminate the word from the English language.

    Personally, I have heard the word enough from 'both colors'.

    This episode was a 'show stopper' for me. Knowing all that Maher has done to help the black community, this show completely ended my Realtime love affair, and I'll never tune in again.

    Show: 16.2

    Maher is over the top again this week with his ego and being rude to guests. I don't know why he bothers inviting anyone on in the first place, because they can't get a word in.

    He reminds me of a blowhard from the 70s on cocaine. You start your sentence, and then he finishes it. "The show should be called "The World According to Bill Maher".

    Then poor Zooey Deschanel comes on to talk about food, and he interrupts almost every sentence with his opinion. I haven't seen him be that rude to a back end guest EVER. He really needs to have his producer give him a reality check.

    I promised myself I wasn't going to watch the A-hole anymore, after his stint on episode #15.18 with Ice Cube. I broke my promise last night, and watched this crappola show. NEVER again.
  • Great show if hosted by someone else

    I can't believe HBO would air a show that promotes so much hatred and division among it's viewers. it's an hour of bashing the President and degrading the Americans that support him. Bill Maher and his quest have so much hatred for our president and anything he tries to accomplish you would thing they were from another country. In which case they really are since they have no idea what's good for and what the average American wants and needs. I didn't think there was anyone more arrogant self centered and so out of touch with reality than Hillary Clinton but I think he takes the cake. Bill and the others in Hollywood think they are so much better, smarter and informed than everyone else in America. But truthfully they are average and below average people that just happen to have a talent to play someone else equal to teaching a bird to talk dog to sit and other animals to act like something they are not. Soon Hollywood will be able to make a movie or tv show without any actors with the ever advancing computer animation and CGI and makes me wonder how us average people will get by without them telling us what our political social and other important thoughts should be. So HBO is shit for airing Real Time With Bill Maher but at least Bill will have a job for the next 8 years so he can put down Americans and the President. SO FUCK BILL MAHER!!!!
  • Show has taken a nose dive

    The only whiny little bitch is him
  • Take this crap out of HBO

    This show needs to be stopped. Period
  • Is this guy real or just a ***?

    I have never watched such a lame TV host, he's still in denial. With people like you spreading your words of hate it explains part of what happened to our country in the last 8 years.
  • Stop the Hate!

    One of the worst shows on TV. Bill Maher spouts hate on every show, don't find hate amusing.
  • Eating Trump crow

    It's about time, after months of badmouthing to the tenth degree, Maher is now the Whiney little bitch. In fact he is Trump's little bitch. After being so wrong, this elitist,millionaire could barely get his million dollar donation to appear on his show. Now who is the Huge loser? Suck it up and admit you were so wrong and miscalculated the intelligence of the American public. Go ahead and have a good cry and remember when President elect Trump runs again in 2020 that eating Trump crow is beginning to taste awfully good.
  • Misleading in every way

    Not funny, not intelligent, not respectful. Being outspoken does not require being insufferable (see John Critical thinking is questioning broad strokes and superficial ideas, not just promoting new ones the public hasn't seen before. Heavy-handed, almost bullying behavior does not lend itself to wit.

    I personally have a huge problem with his coverage of Islam. Rather than fleshing out a complex debate, he takes another overly simplifying stance and is singlehandedly responsible for a new, very common argument among Islamophobes, while refusing to consider the outcome of his (immature and ignorant) rhetoric. It's funny how much a self-proclaimed liberal echoes the voices of people like Donald Trump and Ted Cruz.
  • Love Your Show

    Dear Bill Maher,

    Thank You! For bringing humor with the truth

    Have you ever done a comparison test of Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler? Hitler at his rise to power before 1932 beat people up that came to his political meetings throw them out in the street. The killing came later. Trump had people beat and thrown out of his meetings too! Will the killing come later? Again both made racial statements.

    Yes Hitler destroyed a people and his nation. Trump is not good for America or the World he has NO diplomatic knowledge. Yes he will divide America. I am retired Military

    Like to see this make to TV wake people UP!
  • I blame you for the legalization of pot!

    I agree with a great deal of what you say. And you say it in a funny way, which always gets through to people. You know, "Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand" has always been my favorite Mark Twain quote. However, your constant nagging and going on about legalizing pot is doing a great disservice to America and young people. What you forget is this is a drug. A hallucinogen drug at that. And one that has grown 1000 times stronger than the stuff we smoked in HS. Like all drugs, it works on people in different ways. I can tell you, everyone I know was frightened on it. Paranoid, scared. Who wants to feel that way for God sakes? Some kids have even wound up in mental hospitals because of it. Anything that can make you feel paranoid like that, cannot be called an 'innocent do no harm' drug. Now thanks to you and your influence, I get dizzy shopping in the food store b/c the clerks are in back smoking that 'innocent drug' and people passing by get contact high. I have a right to NOT feel dizzy, which I feel trumps your "RIGHT" to smoke weed and not be arrested. Sure, it should be decriminalized, but not legal! Don't we have enough hell with drunks on the road? Now I have to worry about my kid getting a hold of this DRUG when he goes Trick or Treating!? Is this REALLY what you want to be known and remembered for? Seriously!? An intelligent man like you harping on such a childish "HIGH SCHOOL" topic is ridiculous! Grow up already Bill! Who cares that you have to stand outside to smoke? It's not all about you! Remember you are not always right, I think you think you are. You aren't. Look at Donald Trump. Is he intelligent because he runs successful businesses? No, he's as dumb as a stump! But he is smart in some areas... grow up! Stop harping on about your damn weed! Kids should be considered!
  • agnostic from utah

    Mr. Maher,

    thank you for providing some of the more reliable and entertaining news extant.

    This is not your usual format, but I think the humor within should be experienced by other people. It is short but true. I think of "Religulous" every time I read it.

    Faith Litmus Test

    (377 words)


    . Smith

    Once started, the university professor yielded the floor to debate. Students in Philosophy 101 voiced pros and cons up and down the lecture hallback and forth across the rows, before settling in the middle.

    Sitting on the left side of the aislerow seven, seat eight, a young man in a white T-shirt and blue jeans stated that "People don't need A detached look of assurance on his face, he flipped his bangs out of his eyes before continuing with "We can just as easily navigate the world with reason

    Up the steps and on the right side of the aisle, a young man of continually rankled forehead sputtered in response, "You can'tegh. You don'tugh. I mean, you'd have to be crazy to think that people don't need faith!" If his emphatic eyebrows and his face of heavy consternation didn't convince people of how seriously he took his responsibilities as Student Body President, then the dark serge suit and tie with white shirt he wore for church or business extinguished all residual doubt.

    "Maybe you do," said his new-found theological nemesis, tossing his hair and spreading an incredulous smirk across his face. "But that doesn't mean everyone else

    The class president's furrowed brow clenched alternately in anger and surprise to his classmate's remarks. After he heard that impertinent voice mention "science and evidence," he flushed red glaring down across the aisle and interrupted with "Don't tell me about science! I have faith and I'm a scientist!"

    Upon the next word from seat number eight, the Honors Society presidentbald, phallic, and standing up behind the class president, rifled down an accusatory finger, "Hey! You take it easy on Spunk there!"

    "His nickname is 'Spunk'?" number eight rejoined. "Happy-go-lucky or jissom?"

    Amidst the laughter, a plaintive cry from a seat in the shadows near the top of the hall begged, "Please, I'm the valedictorian. No profanity! Please!"

    When the well-read hoodlum suggested that scientists work with evidence and not faith, Spunk bolted upright from his seat and shouted what his force and volume suggested had to be the conclusive salvo in the debate, "Are you trying to tell me Einstein didn't have faith when he invented the light bulb!"

    B. E. Smith is a freelance writer from Utah. In addition to essay and article publications, his stories and poems have appeared in anthologies and magazines such as Gutter Eloquence, Zygote in My Coffee, The Legendary, Static Movement, the delinquent, and in the current issue of The Binnacle. He lives in Salt Lake City and is writing a memoir.

  • Bill is the best

    Bill Maher is one of a handful of reasons why TV worth watching. He is brutally honest, but also takes his license as a comedian to use hyperbole, irony, and sarcasm, which are almost always on the mark. I don't laugh much, but he keeps me laughing out loud. Keep it up Bill! And he doesn't care what Fox or Limbaugh sympathizers think. He's got their number. Keep it up, Bill Maher!
  • Typical liberal non-critical thinking.

    Requesting liberals to become introspective in their thought processes is obviously a mythical request. Bill Maher validates the foregoing each and every time he opens his mouth. He attempts to pretend he is sophisticated and informed but the antithesis is apparent due to his "bucket-over-his-head" concept of reality.
  • Maher Is A Scumbag

    They ought to call this show Real Slime Is Bill Maher. This lowlife greasy headed weasel is such a hate monger like Rush Limbaugh is for the right. He like Chris Matthews are such in the tank for Obama that they are not objective. Bill Maher does not hide his hatred for George W. Bush and Fox News and for that I applaud is honesty but it gets repulsive and incredibly hard to watch. He always has his fellow leftist celebrities in his weekly bashfest. Since Real Time With Bill Maher is on HBO which is owned by Time Warner who owns CNN don't expect to see any fairness in the future. I only wish he can get a score of 0.0. Bill Maher has reached a new low by calling God a mass murderer. HBO should fire this scumbag now.
  • Jealous of Maddow?

    Rachel's viewers will decide when the Christie scandals are not of interest. I think you are just jealous because a smart woman journalist is doing such a great job reporting on this scandal that impacts the lives of many people in New Jersey.
  • Harpers Bizarro Poll

    That Harpers poll you used last week in your rant on "seniors" was a little bit off the mark. Social Security isn't government spending , per se, on "seniors" and shouldn't be included in spending comparisons to children, defense, agriculture, welfare, etc. And ,for the record Medicare doesn't cover Viagra or Cialis. By the way, . Cupp , is the only female "conservative " commentator I can take or that I like.

    Thanks, Joe
  • But,he IS wrong!

    If ever there was a Reason to listen to Rush Limdah,This Moron is and Pro-Censorship,The things he says about Conservitive women makes anything Rush says about Liberal women seem tame by comparason.
  • ***y bill sucks ass

    I would like to stoop down to Bill's level and call him a huge ***. That bigot is trying to destroy what made this country great. Its not like he matters though, now that people are waking up and the presidents approval ratings are at ~40% its not like any democrat has a chance. Im not a republi*** btw, I wouldn't be surprised if the repubs turned into the new whig party. Lrn2history liberal ***s

    Bill Maher is back and better than ever. I love this show. I especially love the panel discussions. Bill presides over a diverse panel from both sides of the aisle, and the show sizzles when the panel goes at it. I can't wait to see what Bill and his guests are going to say. Bill is extremely funny and smart, and I miss him when he's not on. You rock, Bill.
  • Never miss a show

    Keep up the great work. Entertaining, interesting, and thoughtfully presented topics are always on no matter when I tune in. Bill Maher rocks!
  • Bill, you are the only one who will examine health care costs fairly

    Bill, I appreciate that you've touched on the obscenity of US health care costs. But, please devote an entire episode to the costs of health care. This is among the top issues in this off-presidential year. I received a standard doctor's visit and strep test bill for $600, 4x the cost of those with insurance, and 8 times the cost that Walgreens clinic charges. During the doctor's visit, the doctor didn't touch my daughter, but rather had a nurse do the strep test. We just needed the prescription, knowing after 4 times, what my daughter had. I'd like to hear from a provider, an insurance a Walgreens rep, a Medicare rep, and AMA rep to explain this ridiculous charging structure and find some solutions, or at least, have the debate.
  • can you rate higher than 10??

    Hands down, best show on TV. I'm sad on the weeks Bill and the gang take a break. Funny, Informative, and fair. Right wingers, left wingers, scientists, movie stars, as well as rappers covering a whole range of topics, some times even topics not covered by the rest of our lazy media. Whoever cancelled Politically Incorrect was an idiot. I hope this show is on til I'm 100, and as long as it is, I will always pay for HBO !
  • Half or Half Cracked

    Watched the segment on police response to catching the "alleged" bomber in the boat. Bill, FYI. There is not a single "half track" in any photo you showed. Those were armored Humvees. An image search on Google would have shown you a half track, thereby not making you look, HALF CRACKED!
  • Muslims in Obama administartion

    Bill please review link and comment on in your fuutre is monumentally scary!!!

  • Inspiring 16 year old Leukemia Fighter


    I am writing this with regards to my cousin Jorie Elliott.

    Jorie was diagnosed with Acute Pro-myilotic Leukemia which is a type of Acute Non-lymphocytic Leukemia she was 15 years old when she was diagnosed with this on January 9th 2013. Jorie turned 16 years old which she had to spend in the hospital alone in London Ontario.

    She is a straight "A" student and a very athletic person playing 7 different sports on 10 different teams, due to cancer Jorie had to give up her love for her sports and her school. But this hasn't stopped her she has already convinced her mom to let her play hockey every now and then.

    Jorie loves turtles in the summer of 2008 when Jorie was 10 she wrote her first letter to the Municipality of Kincardine about her concerns that turtles would get killed trying to cross the street. After not hearing any news about this issue Jorie decided to send in another letter this time including an essay about Ontario's turtle populaton and how 6 of Ontario's 8 species of turtle are at-risk. Jorie's 2 year wait paid off as the Municipality began to search for a turtle crossing sign. Jorie set out to raise money to pay for the signs herself.

    When Jorie was 11 she planned on taking school supplies and clothes over to Cuba were she goes on winter vacation. Jorie states that she wants to make them feel like the luckiest kids in the world. Thanks to Jorie 31 packages were sent with her to Cuba and handed out to the children in Varadero.

    Jorie's wish is to meet Justin Bieber so I am asking you to help her out, she puts everyone before herself and always stands up for what she believes in, and now it's our turn to give back to her.

    We have also started a #turtlesforjorie campaign and are trying to get it to "trend" on twitter. So every time you see a turtle think of a girl who is battling something no child/teenager/person should have to.
  • Bill Mather

    If I owned a television I would choose only a few one would be the Bill Mather show. He's very funny and truly insightful in all that is happening in today's world.
  • i am done

    Bringing Julian Assange to the show is the final straw. I will no longer watch Bill's show. I generally love him to death but he has gone way too far this time.
  • I love Bill Maher, but Bullsh-t Bullsh-t Bullsh-t about 911 investigations!!! Get your facts strait, Please!

    There were bullsh-t investigations into the 911 debacle. The government paid off the insurance claims for almost everyone in those buildings. These were for the most part, fairly well paid people that worked in the World Trade Center. They likey almost all had some sort of life insurance. But they never let the insurance investigators do their job. If the Bush administration hadn't bailed out all these peoples insurance policies, there would have likely been literally hundreds of independant investigations into this incident! We didn't bail out the victims of Oklahoma City, so why the World trade Center full of well to do workers. Maybe I'm talkin Bullsh-t, but you simply cannot say that 911 was truly investigated. The only thing we can truthfully say about 911 is that we don't really know what happened, and we probably never will know! In my humble opinion. I better shut up or Cheney'll blow my A-- up!
  • Real Time

    My favorite show very informative and funny. BILL MAHER IS A COMEDIAN he says stuff that offends people from time to time guess what u can change the channel. Only someone very lame would go out of their way to go on its webpage to trash a show. Trust me if i hate a show im not watching it. Its creepy how seemingly smart people shut off their brain when religion and politics are concerned. Blind devotion is Creepy.