05/13/2005: More on the Real Bill Maher…
The Chicago tribune has a couple of articles on one of my favorite shows - Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO).
This first one is from Terry Armour (Chicago Tribune)
Maher likes keeping it real:
”Does Bill Maher consider himself one of the most powerful men in politics?
"I don't know about that," Maher told the Tribune. "But I think we do a good job of entertaining people, and the events of the day give us a lot of material to work with."
Maher was talking about his weekly political confab, HBO's "Real Time," which ends its third season Friday--it returns to the air in August….”
And this update on the show By Lynn Elber (Associated Press television writer) Is Maher mellow -- or being polite?:
”It's an unlikely suspicion, but a kinder, gentler Bill Maher seems to be emerging on television.
On a recent episode of HBO's "Real Time With Bill Maher," he made sure conservatives were as well-represented in the audience as on the panel.
These days, Maher also prides himself on hosting a talk show as opposed to a shouting show, a dominant TV genre that he admits included his old ABC program "Politically Incorrect."
Asked if he's softening even as so many others in a polarized America become more brittle and intractable, Maher offers a quick reply: No….”
Well, if you read my unofficial transcript from last week’s show, you’ll see he’s been in “rare form” and TOOO FUNNY. Looking forward to his season closer this tonight. Plus he’s coming to the area this September and I’m going to try to get tickets for his performance.
Karen on 05.13.05 @ 12:20 PM CST