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Bill Maher comes from the United States. He is a comedian, actor, political commentator, and TV host. Real Time with Bill Maher on HBO and Politically Incorrect on Comedy Central (later on ABC) made him a household name in the political sphere. In 2022, he started a podcast called Club Random.
Maher is known for his satire and social and political commentary. He usually talks about religion, the media, and being politically correct. Religulous, the documentary he made in 2008, was based on how he felt about religion.
He works for animal rights and has been on the board of PETA since 1997. He is also on the advisory board for Project Reason.
As of 2005, Maher was placed #38 on Comedy Central's list of the 100 greatest stand-up comedians of all time.
On September 14, 2010, Maher got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and in 2014, he won a Primetime Emmy Award for his work as the executive producer of Vice.
Early Life and Childhood
Bill Maher's parents, William Maher and Julie Julie Maher (née Berman), lived in New York City. His mother worked as a nurse, and his father in the broadcasting industry. He was raised a Catholic and didn't find out his mother was Jewish until he was a senior in high school.
He grew up in the River Vale area of New Jersey, where he went to Pascack Hills High School. In 1978, he got his B.A. in English from Cornell University.
Maher got his start in show business as a stand-up comedian and actor. In 1979, he ran the comedy club Catch a Rising Star in New York City. In 1982, the famous person started to appear on the shows Johnny Carson and David Letterman.
He was in many shows, like Sara, Murder, Max Headroom, She Wrote, and Charlie Hoover. He made his first full-length movie, D.C. Cab. Later; he was in Ratboy, Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death, House II: The Second Story, Newhart, and Pizza Man. He also hosted the CBS talk show Midnight Hour.
In 2006, Maher was named the "Top Pot Comedian" by High Times, and Real Time won the "Best Cable News Show" Stony Award that year. In the end, High Times named him "Stoner of the Year."
Maher was up for 41 Primetime Emmy Awards, and in 2015, Vice won the Outstanding Informational Series or Special award. He was also up for several Producers Guild of America and Writers Guild of America awards and nominated for two Grammys.