Bill Maher

 

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William "Bill" Maher, Jr. (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: religion, politics, bureaucracies of many kinds, political correctness, the mass media, greed among people and persons in positions of high political and social power, the lack of intellectual curiosity of the electorate, among many topics. 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

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Bill Maher

Born 1956-01-20 (64 years ago) in New York City, New York, USA.
Height 173 centimeters.

Awards
Award Ceremony Year Awarded for
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Informational Series Or Special (Vice) 66th Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards 2014 Vice
PGA Television Producer of the Year Award in Variety Television (Real Time with Bill Maher) Producers Guild of America Awards 2006 2007 Real Time with Bill Maher
Nominated for awards
Award Ceremony Year Nominated for
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing - Variety Series (Real Time with Bill Maher) 64th Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards 2012 Real Time with Bill Maher
PGA Producer of the Year Award in Live Entertainment And Competition Television (Real Time with Bill Maher) Producers Guild of America Awards 2010 2011 Real Time with Bill Maher
PGA Producer of the Year Award in Live Entertainment And Competition Television (Real Time with Bill Maher) Producers Guild of America Awards 2008 2009 Real Time with Bill Maher
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety Series (Real Time with Bill Maher) 60th Primetime Emmy Awards 2008 Real Time with Bill Maher
PGA Producer of the Year Award in Live Entertainment And Competition Television (Real Time with Bill Maher) Producers Guild of America Awards 2007 2008 Real Time with Bill Maher
PGA Television Producer of the Year Award in Variety Television (Real Time with Bill Maher) Producers Guild of America Awards 2006 2007 Real Time with Bill Maher
PGA Television Producer of the Year Award in Variety Television (Real Time with Bill Maher) Producers Guild of America Awards 2005 2006 Real Time with Bill Maher
Primetime Emmy Award for Individual Performance - Variety Or Music Program (Real Time with Bill Maher) 56th Primetime Emmy Awards 2004 Real Time with Bill Maher
Tony Award for Best Special Theatrical Event (Bill Maher: Victory Begins at Home) 57th Tony Awards 2003 Bill Maher: Victory Begins at Home
Primetime Emmy Award for Individual Performance - Variety Or Music Program (Politically Incorrect) 49th Primetime Emmy Awards 1997 Politically Incorrect
Parents

William Maher, Sr., Julie Maher

Sibling

Kathy Maher

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William "Bill" Maher, Jr. (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: religion, politics, bureaucracies of many kinds, political correctness, the mass media, greed among people and persons in positions of high political and social power, the lack of intellectual curiosity of the electorate, among many topics. 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. Maher currently ranks number 38 on Comedy Central's 100 greatest stand-ups of all time. Bill Maher got a Hollywood Walk of Fame star on September 14, 2010. His is the 2,417th star dedicated on the famous sidewalk.

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