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Bill Maher Finds Another Way to Compare Charlie Sheen to Sarah Palin (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Mar 14th 2011 9:20AM
For the second week in a row, Bill Maher had some fun comparing Charlie Sheen to Sarah Palin on 'Real Time With Bill Maher' (Friday, 10PM ET on HBO.) This time, Maher did so during his "New Rule" segment, which he kicked off by showing a photo from one of Sheen's latest web-rants, in which the actor had been wearing a pair of Ricky Vaughn-like glasses

"New rule: Image isn't everything. It takes more than some clean clothes and a pair of nerd glasses to take an unemployed ego-lunatic and turn them into ... " Maher proclaimed, as the background photo switched from Sheen wearing glasses to one of the always-bespectacled Sarah Palin. "Oh, never mind."

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Bill Maher: Charlie Sheen Is Like Sarah Palin on Cocaine (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Mar 7th 2011 6:15AM
While Charlie Sheen's creative phraseology and fervent commitment to "winning" have garnered him wall-to-wall media coverage and two million followers on Twitter, you can count Bill Maher among those who aren't impressed with the "rock star from Mars."

In fact, on 'Real Time With Bill Maher' (Fridays, 10PM ET on HBO) Maher compared Sheen to Sarah Palin, who has long been Maher's favorite whipping girl.

"It's childish, it's needlessly defensive, it makes no sense," Maher said of Sheen's now world-famous ramblings. "So if you've ever wondered what it would be like if Sarah Palin was on coke ..."

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Kevin Smith and Bill Maher Deal With an Interruption From a 9/11 Truther on 'Real Time' (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Feb 21st 2011 8:20AM
The treatment of women in the Muslim and Arab world was being discussed by the panel on 'Real Time With Bill Maher' (Fri., 10PM ET on HBO) when an audience member began screaming himself into the conversation.

"Bill have you seen what Hellfire missiles do to Muslim women?" The audience member yelled, interrupting the conversation. "Just last week you continued to reify the lies about 9/11 ... "

"Dad, shut up!" panelist Kevin Smith yelled back at the truther, much to the delight of the crowd.

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Bill Maher Fires Back at Elisabeth Hasselbeck With Suge Knight Global Warming Joke (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Feb 14th 2011 5:15PM
On the "New Rules" segment of 'Real Time With Bill Maher' (Friday, 10PM ET on HBO), Maher suggested that hip-hop impresario Suge Knight be the new spokesman for global warming because he would be more intimidating than Al Gore and Prince Charles, who are generally associated with the cause.

"Yeah, lets' see George Will poo-poo climate change when he's hanging upside down by his ankles off the balcony of the Beverly Hills Hotel," Maher joked, referencing an alleged incident in which Knight got Vanilla Ice to sign away his royalties to 'Ice, Ice Baby' by employing this heavy-handed tactic.

Then Maher set his sights on Elisabeth Hasselbeck, who Maher has been feuding with ever since he made a joke last week about trading her to Egypt for CBS foreign Correspondent Lara Logan, who had been briefly detained there.

"A note to Elisabeth Hasselbeck and all the joke-challenged," Maher continued. "I'm not actually suggesting that Suge Knight do this to George Will, or that he be a spokesperson for global warming."

Yes, folks, you just heard a bit that involved Suge Knight, Prince Charles, George Will and Elisabeth Hasselbeck. Treasure it, because it will probably never happen again.

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Neil deGrasse Tyson Offers Astrophysicist's Interpretation of What the N-Word Stands For (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Feb 7th 2011 2:20PM
During a discussion of racism and politics on 'Real Time With Bill Maher' (Friday 10PM ET on HBO) astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson offered up a unique take on what the n-word stands for.

"(Senator) Robert Byrd, who just left us, was referring to the n-word just a few years before he died," columnist John Fund pointed out during the discussion.

"Right, absolutely," Maher agreed. "And Strom Thurmond ... "

"Nuclear?" Neil deGrasse Tyson cut in, before Maher could finish his thought.

"It's another n-word in culture, nuclear," Tyson, who is black, explained, as the crowd began to laugh.

"You invited an astrophysicist ... "

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Congressman Jack Kingston (and D.L. Hughley) Reject Evolution on 'Real Time With Bill Maher' (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Jan 31st 2011 6:15PM
Bill Maher loves to tweak the religious set, and he got the chance to on 'Real Time With Bill Maher' (Fridays, 10PM ET on HBO) when Georgia Congressman Jack Kingston flat out rejected the concept of evolution.

"I don't believe that a creature crawled out of the sea and became a human," Kingston stated, after arguing that he came from God, and not a monkey.

With the audience clearly on their side, Maher and former Canadian Prime Minister Kim Campbell tried to convince Kingston he was wrong about evolution. Feeling ganged up on, Kingston appealed to panelist Will Cain for help, but the conservative pundit stated that he too believed in evolution.

Finally, comedian D.L. Hughley weighed in, agreeing with Kingston that evolution doesn't explain human life, and taking some of the heat off the beleaguered congressman.

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Michael Moore to Obama: 'Please Take Off Your Pink Tutu' (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Nov 15th 2010 9:30PM
Michael Moore thinks President Barack Obama needs to get tougher with the GOP and fight for the people. Appearing on 'Real Time With Bill Maher' (weekdays, 10PM ET on HBO), Moore had a colorful way of expressing this opinion:

"I would like to say to (Obama,) with all due respect, to please take off your pink tutu,because it's time to put on the boxing gloves and go fighting for the people."

With all due respect to Michael Moore, if you are going to tell a man to take off his pink tutu, you should probably nix the patronizing "with all due respect" qualifier. (Unless he actually is wearing a pink tutu.)

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Bill Maher Criticizes the Rally to Restore Sanity: 'You Might as Well Make It About Something' (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Nov 8th 2010 10:50AM
Bill Maher was apparently not a fan of the Rally To Restore Sanity and/or Fear. On Real Time With Bill Maher (Friday, 8 PM ET on HBO), Maher criticized the event, which was put on by Comedy Central personalities Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, for its lack of purpose.

"If you are going to have a rally in which hundreds of thousands of people show up, you might as well make it about something," Maher said.

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Zach Galifianakis Answers Weed Incident with On-Air Wig Reveal (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Nov 4th 2010 5:50AM
Zach Galifianakis Reveals Wig on 'Late Night'When Zach Galifianakis appeared on 'Late Night' (weeknights, 12:37AM ET on NBC), of course Jimmy Fallon had to broach the subject of the actor/comedian's smoking a real (or fake?) joint on HBO's 'Real Time with Bill Maher.'

Galifianakis said, "In the entertainment business, [there's] a lot of smoke and mirrors, and there's a lot of things that aren't necessarily true or real--" at which point, he swiftly removed his mop of hair to reveal a shaved head.

The studio audience gasped, and the host pulled on his beard to see if that too was fake. The actor jokingly blamed bedbugs, and he cracked up when Fallon referenced unabashed wig queen Wendy Williams.

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Zach Galifianakis Lights Up a Joint on 'Real Time' (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Nov 1st 2010 2:20PM
On 'Real Time With Bill Maher' (Friday, 10 PM ET on HBO) the panel was discussing California's ballot initiative Proposition 19, which would legalize various marijuana activities and allow local governments to collect taxes on marijuana sales. Zach Galifianakis decided to make an unusual contribution to the debate.

"It's a tricky thing politically to jump on that bandwagon, Galifianakis said. "Because I think that maybe people see it as taboo still..."

Then, as Lawrence O'Donnell began to say something, the crowd started laughing and applauding because Galifianakis had lit up a joint.

After inhaling with great gusto, Galifianakis passed the joint to Margerat Hoover, who didn't partake but smelled it and confirmed that it was real.

Galifianakis's point was that smoking pot doesn't suddenly make you a dysfunctional freak, as he believes some opponents of Prop 19 think it does. While it's doubtful that Galifianakis's stunt is actually going to influence how any Californian votes Tuesday, it does further confirm the comedian's role as this generation's Andy Kaufman.

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Bill Maher -- I "Created and Destroyed" Tea Partier Christine O'Donnell (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Oct 27th 2010 2:45AM
Bill Maher -- I 'Created and Destroyed' Tea Partier Christine O'DonnellComic and pundit Bill Maher showed up on the new 'Lopez Tonight' (weeknights, 11PM ET on TBS). Bill and host George Lopez had a freewheeling discussion about the state of American politics. Bill also claimed that he had "created" a polarizing figure -- current Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell.

Lopez wasn't a fan of Ms. O'Donnell, calling her a "anti-masturbation witch." At this point, Maher raised his hand in the air -- and took the credit (or the blame) for Christine. "Well, I'm responsible for [her,]" he said. O'Donnell first gained national prominence on 'Politically Incorrect,' Maher's old show.

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Levi Johnston Talks Bristol Palin, Calls Sarah Palin "Hostile" (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Oct 25th 2010 2:16AM
Levi Johnston Talks Bristol Palin, Calls Sarah Palin 'Hostile'The feud between Sarah Palin and former son-in-law Levi Johnston continues. Levi appeared on 'Real Time With Bill Maher' (Fri., 10PM ET on HBO). On the show, Johnston discussed his campaign to become the new mayor of Wasilla, Alaska. Levi also dished about his relationship with Bristol Palin ... and shared his feelings about Sarah Palin.

Bill Maher wanted to know whether Johnston was still in contact with Bristol Palin. Levi was pretty nonchalant about the whole thing. This was his response: "We're friends." The host was surprised that the young man no longer had feelings for Bristol.

Levi took a break from acting blasé -- in order to confess that he was cheering for Bristol on 'Dancing With the Stars.' That's very polite, coming from a jilted lover.

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Bill Maher Shows Montage of Christine O'Donnell Exasperating a Bevy of Panelists on 'Politically Incorrect' (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Oct 18th 2010 9:51AM
Watching the Delaware senatorial debate between Christine O'Donnell and Chris Coons gave Bill Maher an idea for a segment on 'Real Time' (Friday, 10 PM ET on HBO), which doubled as a message to Chris Coons.

"I saw (O'Donnell) debate this week and, I thought, she is exasperating this poor guy. And I wanted to send (Coons) this clip . . . to show that she has exasperated a lot of people," Maher explained, before showing a hilarious montage of O'Donnell befuddling a range of guests on Maher's old show, 'Politically Incorrect.'

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Bill Maher Gets an Expert Opinion on Christine O'Donnell -- She's "Spectacularly Stupid" (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Oct 11th 2010 1:15AM
Bill Maher Gets an Expert Opinion on Christine O'Donnell -- She's 'Spectacularly Stupid'Bill Maher's feud with Delaware Tea Party candidate Christine O'Donnell has generated national headlines. On the new episode of 'Real Time With Bill Maher' (Fri., 10PM ET on HBO), the host added more fuel to the fire.

Christine believes in creationism -- she thinks the earth was made about six thousand years ago. As a result, O'Donnell also believes that evolution is a "myth." On Maher's previous show, 'Politically Incorrect With Bill Maher,' she posed a fairly head-scratching question to the host. If evolution is real, she asked, then "why aren't monkeys still evolving into humans?" Hmm. That's a good one.

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Actor Jon Hamm: The Tea Party Is "Racist" (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Sep 20th 2010 3:14AM
Actor Jon Hamm -- the Tea Party Is The latest episode of 'Real Time With Bill Maher' (Fri., 10PM ET on HBO) dealt with the important topic of the Tea Party. And host Bill Maher started off with this question: "Anybody think this Tea Party is racist?" Guest Jon Hamm agreed that he thinks the party is a racist movement.

Jon, Bill, and the rest of the guests discussed the most recent provocation from Newt Gingrich. Apparently, Gingrich said that President Barack Obama was a person who was "outside our comprehension." Newt also said this:

"This is a person who is fundamentally out of touch with how the world works, who happened to have played a wonderful con, as a result of which he is now president."

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