Bill Maher Biography

William "Bill" Maher, Jr. is an American stand-up comedian, television host, political commentator, writer, producer, 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 sarcastic attitude, political satire and sociopolitical commentary, which targets a wide swath of topics including religion, politics, bureaucracies of many kinds, political correctness, the mass media, greed among people and persons in positions of high political and social power, and the lack of intellectual curiosity in the electorate.

Maher supports the legalization of marijuana and same-sex marriage. His critical views of religion were the basis for the 2008 documentary film Religulous. He is a supporter of animal rights, currently serving on the board of PETA, and is an advisory board member of Project Reason. In 2005, Maher ranked at number 38 on Comedy Central's 100 greatest stand-up comedians of all time. Bill Maher received a Hollywood Walk of Fame star on September 14, 2010. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Bill Maher
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Comedian, Actor, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Author, Commentator, Television producer, Presenter
Ethnicity:
Jewish people, Irish American
Religion:
Agnosticism, Catholicism
Date of Birth:
January 20, 1956 (62)
Astrological Sign:
Aquarius
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