Real Time With Bill Maher continues its tenth season Friday, January 27, exclusively on HBO, with an instant replay at 11:00 p.m. following the live presentation. Allowing Maher to offer his unique perspective on contemporary issues, the show includes an opening monologue, roundtable discussions with panelists, and interviews with in-studio and satellite guests.
The roundtable guests this week are journalist Martin Bashir, satirist Kennedy and Cal. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher; chef Mario Batali and former Fla. Rep. Mark Foley are interview guests.
A favorite of subscribers since his first special on the network in 1989, Maher has starred in nine solo specials on HBO, including the hour-long presentations œBill Maher¦But I′m Not Wrong, œThe Decider and œI′m Swiss (both nominated for an Emmy in the Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special category), œVictory Begins at Home, œBe More Cynical, œThe Golden Goose Special and œStuff That Struck Me Funny, and two half-hour stand-up specials, plus the HBO specials œ30 Seconds Over Washington and œComic Relief VI„¢.
Maher was the creator and host of œPolitically Incorrect, which was produced by HBO Downtown Productions and debuted on Comedy Central in 1993. The series moved to ABC in 1997 and ran through 2002.
His latest book, œThe New New Rules: A Funny Look at How Everybody but Me Has Their Head Up Their Ass, was published in November and made the New York Times bestseller list. Maher′s 2006 book, œNew Rules: Polite Musings from a Timid Observer, also made the New York Times bestseller list, as well as bestseller lists across the country.
He is also author of the books œWhen You Ride Alone You Ride with Bin Laden: What the Government Should Be Telling Us to Help Fight the War on Terrorism, œDoes Anybody Have a Problem with That? The Best of Politically Incorrect and the novel œTrue Story. Maher produced and starred in the 2008 feature film œReligulous, the seventh most successful documentary of all time.