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Bill Maher, Like Him Or Hate Him?  
User currently offlineMSYtristar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1453 times:

I think the guy is brilliant. His show on HBO is one of the few highlights of cable television as far as i'm concerned. I'm sure he's hysterical in person, hope to catch him live at some point.

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User currently offlineN317AS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1451 times:

Used to like him. Now I can't stand him. Glad he's on HBO so I'll never have to see him again.

User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26812 posts, RR: 75
Reply 2, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1450 times:

I have actually seen Real Time live, in person at CBS Television City in Hollywood. It is a great atmosphere and I love the show. We actually have had parties at my place to watch the show. He is very funny, relevant and very well informed.


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User currently offlineZOTAN From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 612 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1450 times:

I like him, but the show can get boring if the panel is not interesting.

User currently offlineTWAMD-80 From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 1006 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1446 times:

Quoting N317AS (Reply 1):
Used to like him. Now I can't stand him. Glad he's on HBO so I'll never have to see him again.

I couldn't agree more. I never used to mind his show, but now I can't stand him.

TW



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User currently offlineTexdravid From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1365 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1443 times:

I think he's very annoying and way too political. Can't make a non-political joke to save his life.

Also, his extreme left views make him unpalatable.



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User currently offlinePA110 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2017 posts, RR: 23
Reply 6, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1439 times:
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Quoting Texdravid (Reply 5):
I think he's very annoying and way too political. Can't make a non-political joke to save his life.

Also, his extreme left views make him unpalatable.

Now that's funny!!! Dude, he's a political comedian... Politics is what he does. Sorry you're so far to the right not to appreciate his humor. He has poked fun of both parties. The folks in power generally are the target of his humor. He scorched the Clinton administration for the sake of punchlines, now he's doing the same to the Republikkkans.



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User currently offlineZippyjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 5549 posts, RR: 13
Reply 7, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1433 times:

Still like him. It is ashamed, that Politically Incorrect died. Well, ABC crammed too many damn commercials breaking up the flow of the show. In a way, it proved that the show was a moneymaker due to the log jam of vapid commercials. I still love Bill Maher's joke regarding those stupid drug commercials:
I like that commercial where the couple dances on the clock and they melt into the clock; I want the drug those folks took!"



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User currently offlineSlider From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6924 posts, RR: 34
Reply 8, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1419 times:

I used to like him and his acerbic wit when he made more libertarian type observations that nuked all politicians.

Now, however, for some reason, he just comes off as a smarmy leftist trying to salvage what was a decent career.


User currently offlineJpetekYXMD80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 4391 posts, RR: 26
Reply 9, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1416 times:

He's one of my favorites. I try to catch real time on HBO which is pretty good usually. Some of his specials are brilliant, especially "Victory begins at home" which is amazing. I love the part where he talks about the 2000 election and the main issue being 'I FUCK MY WIFE!'. Its so true if you think about it.


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User currently offlineSlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 10, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1416 times:

A little of each.

It does not bother me that he finally made up his mind that he is a liberal. That is a valid point of view, fair enough.

But when he announced a few weeks ago that he is a board member of PETA he lost 90% of his remaining credibility.

He does have some interesting guests, but he also has a tendency to shout them down with buzzwords and bumper-sticker phrases which he then causes to go un-answered. I wish more conservatives would agree to appear on his show. He always makes the call for them, but not many answer. Re-read the sentence above for the probable explanation for that.

It is okay with me if entertainers want to be political but they must remember that they are entertainers. They are the court fool, not the wizard, and should not take themselves too seriously. He usually is entertaining, so I'll give him points for that. He seems sincere; points for that. Love his "New Rules" points for that.

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User currently offlineMSYtristar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1409 times:

I always think it's funny when he criticizes the catholic church in the sense that the church is basically anti-gay, but, as he sad in last week's episode, "the whole ceremony surrounding the pope's death was so gay, with all the pastels and the ornate head pieces, etc". Always good for a laugh.

User currently offlineRayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 8037 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1402 times:

I think Bill Maher already has lost a lot of his audience when he came out with his anti-religion tirades. Have you noticed that Jon Stewart (of the very popular The Daily Show with Jon Stewart on Comedy Central) has been careful not to blatantly offend the religious crowd like Maher has done?

User currently offlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 17824 posts, RR: 46
Reply 13, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1401 times:

" It is ashamed, that Politically Incorrect died. Well, ABC crammed too many damn commercials breaking up the flow of the show. In a way, it proved that the show was a moneymaker due to the log jam of vapid commercials."

So true!

I liked him a lot on Politically Incorrect. When he switched to HBO I never watched since I don't get HBO, but I've caught a couple episodes. And when he started fawning over Michael Moore the relationship was over....don't care for him anymore.



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User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13199 posts, RR: 15
Reply 14, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1391 times:

Like any comedy entertainer, they have their things I like and some I don't like. I love political/politican bashing, as long as against both sides. Humor like Maher does is one of the best ways to criticize and I often find my head nodding in agreement as to his humorous takes on issues. A couple of weeks ago when he had that Professor Churchill on, I decided not to watch that show. Last week, his first guest was former NYS Governor Mario Cuomo, whom I deeply admire for his intellegent views (although I may not agree with all of them). I like his 'New Rules' segment, as he is often on point, and if one joke flops, then the next one will fly.
One thing I don't like with Maher on his HBO program is his heavy use of foul language, especially as in last Friday's show where a popular foul word (similar to Clocksucker) from the HBO program 'Deadwood' was used by him and all of his guests (one of his guests was Ian McShane, a nasty bad guy from that show).


User currently offlineWaterpolodan From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1649 posts, RR: 5
Reply 15, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1385 times:

Quoting RayChuang (Reply 12):
Have you noticed that Jon Stewart (of the very popular The Daily Show with Jon Stewart on Comedy Central) has been careful not to blatantly offend the religious crowd like Maher has done?

Ever seen the segment called "This week in God"? Hehe... sure, it isn't as offensive to the religious as some of the things Maher says, but damn is it hilarious!


User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7811 posts, RR: 16
Reply 16, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1383 times:

Never been much of a fan of Bill Maher. While I probably agree with many of his political viewpoints I find his style to be abrasive. And frankly once you become abrasive you don't encourage good discourse. Yes, political comedy should encourage discourse.

If I had a choice I would much rather watch Dennis Miller's show. But unless either of them have good guests I find their brand of comedy to be rather stale and hack.



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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26812 posts, RR: 75
Reply 17, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1377 times:

Quoting Texdravid (Reply 5):
Also, his extreme left views make him unpalatable.

Extreme left huh? You ever hear this thing on the prisoners at Gitmo and snausages?

Quoting Texdravid (Reply 5):
I think he's very annoying and way too political. Can't make a non-political joke to save his life.

Hmm, might have something to do with the fact that he does a political show?? Maybe?? Huh??  scratchchin 

Quoting PA110 (Reply 6):
Republikkkans.

As the Guinness scientists say, BRILLIANT!!

Quoting Zippyjet (Reply 7):
It is ashamed, that Politically Incorrect died

You mean ABC killed it?

Quoting MSYtristar (Reply 11):
I always think it's funny when he criticizes the catholic church in the sense that the church is basically anti-gay, but, as he sad in last week's episode, "the whole ceremony surrounding the pope's death was so gay, with all the pastels and the ornate head pieces, etc". Always good for a laugh.

Naturally. And remember, he was raised a catholic

Quoting RayChuang (Reply 12):
I think Bill Maher already has lost a lot of his audience when he came out with his anti-religion tirades.

Excuse me? He has always been anti-religion. I would not see why he would have lost any audience because of it now.

Quoting MaverickM11 (Reply 13):
And when he started fawning over Michael Moore the relationship was over....don't care for him anymore.

Well, does it help that he has likely slept with Ann Coulter?

Quoting DesertJets (Reply 16):
If I had a choice I would much rather watch Dennis Miller's show

Too bad Dennis Miller has gone over to the dark side and in doing so really is no longer funny



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User currently offlineSlider From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6924 posts, RR: 34
Reply 18, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1347 times:

Quoting DesertJets (Reply 16):
If I had a choice I would much rather watch Dennis Miller's show.

Ditto- I've always loved his obscure references. His rants were classic, but he's gotten much tamer.


User currently offlineFalcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1346 times:

Quoting Texdravid (Reply 5):
Also, his extreme left views make him unpalatable.

Oh, the doctor is back in the house, to tell us all what is wrong. Dude, you ever hear that guy hit Clinton when he was in office? The man is an Equal Opportunity Annoyer, and his humor, like most comedians, picks on the party currently in power. Or didn't they teach you about humor when you were in Medical School?  Silly


User currently offlineRayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 8037 posts, RR: 5
Reply 20, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1339 times:

Quoting DesertJets (Reply 16):
While I probably agree with many of his political viewpoints I find his style to be abrasive. And frankly once you become abrasive you don't encourage good discourse.

It also doesn't help that Maher has a very whiney voice that turns off a lot of viewers in no time flat.  thumbsdown 


User currently offlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 17824 posts, RR: 46
Reply 21, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1329 times:

"Well, does it help that he has likely slept with Ann Coulter?"

Did he do that on the show?



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User currently offlineContnlEliteCMH From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1465 posts, RR: 44
Reply 22, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1305 times:

Quoting RayChuang (Reply 12):
think Bill Maher already has lost a lot of his audience when he came out with his anti-religion tirades. Have you noticed that Jon Stewart (of the very popular The Daily Show with Jon Stewart on Comedy Central) has been careful not to blatantly offend the religious crowd like Maher has done?

I'm not a fan of either show, though I have watched both. I think Jon Stewart is 10x the political comedian that Bill Maher is, and he's surrounded by a fabulous cast.

Stewart and I will agree on virtually nothing (his openness about his own position -- left -- is a refreshing change from others whose positions are constantly obscured) but he is a funny, funny dude. I even laugh when he offends me.



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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26812 posts, RR: 75
Reply 23, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1299 times:

Quoting MaverickM11 (Reply 21):
Did he do that on the show?

No, but it is a pretty strong rumor in Hollywood

Quoting RayChuang (Reply 20):
It also doesn't help that Maher has a very whiney voice that turns off a lot of viewers in no time flat.

One, he doesn't whine and two, no one cares about his voice, just what he is saying.



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User currently offlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 17824 posts, RR: 46
Reply 24, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1294 times:

"No, but it is a pretty strong rumor in Hollywood"

Why would I care about what he is RUMORED to have done in his PRIVATE life?



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25 MartinairYYZ : I love him........ he is extremely funny and it is great how he hates dubya and makes fun of rich people and politicians everywhere!
26 Post contains images Dragon-wings : I watch his show almost every week! He is a very funny guy. Did you guys see the show 2 weeks ago (when Alec Baldwin and Woopie Goldberg was the guest
27 N1120A : Because I was using scarcasm to dismiss your comment about him fawning over Michael Moore.
28 EA CO AS : He was funny. Once upon a time. Then again so were other entertainers who let politics turn them into self-promoting, now decidedly unfunny people lik
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