His rise to stardom began when he started to host the show Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher
, which he also wrote and produced. Starting in 1993 this show ran for nearly ten years; on ABC from 1997 to 2002 and on Comedy Central before that. The show was a huge hit with a distinct format. He allowed guests interaction amongst themselves and the host. After the brilliant opening by Maher, he and his guests, who were chosen from different fields of life, would discuss a topic chosen by the host.
For this show, Bill Maher
was nominated for various awards including 10 Emmy nominations, two TV Guide nominations, and two Writers Guild nominations. The show won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Technical Direction, two CableACE Awards for Best Talk Show Series, and a Genesis Award for Best Television Talk Show. In 2002, Bill Maher
made a controversial remark about 9/11 on his show, and ABC refused to continue it. Ironically a few days later, Maher was awarded the Los Angeles Press Club President's Award for Championing Free Speech.
In 2003, Bill Maher
started to host the HBO show Real Time with Bill Maher
. This show is quite similar to his previous one and has been widely acclaimed. Maher, who is also the co-producer and co-writer of the show, won the Television Producer of the Year Award in Variety Television in 2007. Real Time with Bill Maher
has received 10 Emmy and 6 Writer's Guild awards nominations. Bill Maher
has the unenviable record for the Most Emmy Nominations (twenty-two) without winning. Maher also wrote and starred in the 2008 documentary ‘Religulous’, in which he explored a number of world religions. The movie criticized and mocked religion and received generally positive reviews from the critics. Bill Maher
has hosted an array of celebrity and stars on his shows including Michael Moore, Kevin Costner, Robin Williams, Jesse Jackson, George Clooney, Drew Barrymore, Ben Affleck, Susan Sarandon and Pat Buchanan. Bill Maher
also regularly appears on other shows as well including Larry King Live , The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer , Hardball with Chris Matthews and The Rachel Maddow Show as well as being a regular contributor to the The Huffington Post . Bill Maher
got his star no. 2417 on the Hollywood Walk in 2010. Comedy Central has him at 38 amongst the 100 Greatest stand-ups ever.
His comic routines have avid fans as well as strong critics. Maher’s shows discuss a wide range of topics but primarily are based on politics, religion, the mass media and political correctness. He is extremely opinionated and has very strong views on nearly everything. Not shy in expressing himself on the matter, he is a very strong critic of all religions. He sits on the board of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and Project Reason. The later is an institution that aims to purport secular views as well as values. More so, it advocates scientific awareness and logical reasoning within society. He is also a dedicated environmentalist who mocks economic progress as insolent in all regards. Bill Maher
continues to perform in Las Vegas on over fifty dates a year and and many other cities when he embarks on tours. Bill Maher tickets
for his latest upcoming tours are in huge demand amongst his fans. Those who love his comedy and look out for humor based on social and political satire, Bill Maher tickets
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