Articles tagged bill maher

Where G.K. Chesterton and B.F. Skinner Meet: On Real Time with Bill Maher, 21 August 2015

The 21 August edition of Real Time with Bill Maher highlights the imbalance between the good politician, just yet already defeated, and the bad, given to nationalistic pandering and demagoguery.

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Why Not a Republican Vivisection?: On ‘Real Time with Bill Maher’, 14 August 2015

If Bill Maher sees himself as a lone bulwark of reason in a puritanical country still balking at Enlightenment values, the talk-show format of HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher tends to gravitate toward unenlightened left-right binaries.

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Humor vs. Religion: An Unholy War, Part One

Even within the US, where democracy and political openness have fostered a rich tradition of rebellious humor, stains still linger from those periods when “God-is-on-our-side” attitudes swept the nation into a mass hysteria of obedience and fear.

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17 Aug 2011 // 10:30 AM

Bill Maher keeps it political

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Like most comedians, Bill Maher likes to hear himself talk. But he also listens, and truly engages with guests — Democrats and tea party

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The Marriage Ref: NBC’s Next 10 p.m. Revolution?

When NBC moved Jay Leno to ten, the network thought it was going to change the very face of TV. The goals in developing Jerry Seinfeld's The Marriage Ref were undoubtedly more modest. But Jerry may yet succeed where Jay failed.

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22 Feb 2010 // 12:20 PM

Smith and Less-On

Somewhere, the marketing executives behind Cop Out are laughing. Or rubbing their hands together in greedy anticipation. Or praying that none of the recent fat

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14 Oct 2009 // 7:04 AM

Love him or hate him, Bill Maher is a man on a mission. Maher, who hit hard on the big screen last year with the

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20 Apr 2009 // 9:00 AM

If you watch “Real Time With Bill Maher” on HBO these days, you may have noticed something odd: the audience booing the host. It happens

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17 Feb 2009 // 6:30 AM

Bill Maher tries to get religion in ‘Religulous’

When President Barack Obama said in his inaugural address that “We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus, and non-believers,” satirist Bill

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31 Oct 2008 // 4:11 AM

Audiences turn a deaf ear to preachy Hollywood films

Used to be, going to the movies was a way to escape the bustle and stress of the real world for a couple of hours.

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2 Oct 2008 // 11:00 PM

Religulous

Certainty grants Bill Maher an easy target, especially as he is, he says, selling doubt: "That's my product."

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‘Religulous’ Mocks the Mockable

There are certain unwinnable arguments in life, debates where no one side can claim clear victory. Argue over abortion, and see how staunch either position

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Bill Maher hopes to get people thinking with his tirade against organized religion

ORLANDO, Fla.—Never let it be said that Bill Maher ran away from a fight. The comic and cultural critic is famous for questioning and

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The irreverent Bill Maher takes on religion with ‘Religulous’

TORONTO—Bill Maher had to face down protests when he showed up at the premiere of “Religulous” at the Toronto International Film Festival a few

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Talk, Talk, Talk: October 2008

What studio suit thought this was a good idea? With four months to schedule your high priced efforts, you instead unload almost 30 overpriced pictures on an unsuspecting movie audience.

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The always politically incorrect Bill Maher talks politics, cannibals

To say Bill Maher is politically incorrect is about as much of an understatement as is possible. In fact, the wry comedian was so politically

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12 Jul 2007 // 3:58 AM

Bill Maher clearly loves to speak his mind. But unlike other comedians, what is on Maher’s mind isn’t his bad date or his

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19 Jan 2007 // 5:00 AM

George W. Bush has been good for Bill Maher. His administration’s image problems have fueled every season of HBO’s “Real Time with Bill

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20 Feb 2006 // 1:00 AM

Real Time with Bill Maher

Material can turn scandalous, even scatological. Bill Maher is often the first to drag the focus into the social sewer, and he loves to play the non-PC card.

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21 Apr 2003 // 1:00 AM

Real Time with Bill Maher

A provocative, dead-on, and hilarious political roundtable.

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