Gavin Newsom, Heather McGhee, Robert Reich 14x26 -- Jul 22, 2016 -- Lt. Last week Bill Maher said that if Obama is elected America wins and if Romney is elected comedy wins. Is Real Time with Bill Maher on Netflix or Hulu? The show is filmed in front of a live audience which, in my opinion takes away from the show. If you guessed that Real Time would be taking time off for Labor Day, then you are correct. But the fact is that he doesn't let any neutral scientific person answer. There are exceptions and that's great, and it's great to see people who are not in the fields of journalism or politics but who have strong informed opinion.
I hope he finally disappears from public life--maybe goes to live with his money in the Cayman Islands--so I never have to look at his ugly face again. We then get into the panel where three guests discuss and debate issues. Also, Politically Incorrect was produced four days a week and was pre-recorded, while Real Time only produces one episode a week which is broadcast live. Instead you have always three guys who have pre-written punchlines that they push on any subject to make the crowd applaud. Despite that bias, the show and it's host Bill Maher remain objective throughout but with a tendency to lean left in a humorous way.
Maybe you were on this episode or something! Cupp And Ron Reagan; Spike Feresten 13x29 -- Oct 02, 2015 -- Richard Dawkins; Adam Gopnik, Angela Rye and Matt Welch; Neil Degrasse Tyson 13x30 -- Oct 09, 2015 -- Ernest Moniz; Anne-marie Slaughter, Andrew Sullivan And Rob Thomas; Patrick J. Maher brings in some interesting guests, some of which I would normally go out of my way to avoid, but he manages to extrude interesting television from each and every one of them. It doesn't work if someone isn't offended. Bill Maher was a controversial figure for some time. Since I'm not tied to any political party I tend to really enjoy the whole essence of this show. This is regularly the funniest part of the show making fun of everything from teenagers cell phone addiction to the president. The show has a one-track mind.
But he has become so partisan, I cannot remember the last time I saw him on a serious news or talk show. This is where the show gets into its own space. Often the show gets me heated and occasionally Maher's jokes even go off the edge and into tacky, but that is the razor's edge of iconoclastic comedy. Real Time's audience doesn't go that far nor does the show stick so faithfully to entertaining it's audience. The conversation bubbles along with a rapid pace and humorous tone. You have to admire anybody remotely conservative who braves this lion's den, gets the back of their ears flicked all night by Maher and the 2 other guests ganging up on them and still maintains their composure.
We then go into an interview with a weekly guest. Prior to 2009, approximately 12 new weekly episodes aired in the spring, followed by another such set of new episodes in the fall. But then come the guests, and this is where the goods come in. Audience participation is the reason why I can't stand The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Not as funny as Jon Stewart but Maher goes a bit deeper in his hour than Stewart can. The panelists are former representative John Delaney, Voto Latino founder Maria Teresa Kumar and editor Matt Welch.
I find watching Real Time and Jon Stewart's The Daily Show all I need to keep up with what is happening in that country. Wolff; Hogan Gidley, Amy Goodman and Matt Kibbe; Neil Degrasse Tyson 12x25 -- Aug 01, 2014 -- Ralph Nader; Douglas Brinkley, Doug Heye and Barbara Lee 12x26 -- Sep 12, 2014 -- Nancy Pelosi; Haley Barbour, Jon Huntsman And Andrea Mitchell; Jerry Seinfeld 12x27 -- Sep 19, 2014 -- Colin Powell; Jack Kingston, Katrina Vanden Heuvel And Wendell Pierce; Matthew Segal 12x28 -- Sep 26, 2014 -- Naomi Klein; Charles M. Bill Maher the host is terrible. Although it is unlikely that even-handed discussion will ever come out when opposites sides of the spectrum are together, it does often happen that both sides make good points in their favour — only for Maher to steam across the conservative view with his opinion. In the meantime, you can revisit clips on YouTube or continue to hear from Maher directly via his Twitter feed. You might think, I'm not liking his show because he doesn't agree with me.
I don't agree with everything Maher espouses smoking pot is dumb - period his views sit well with a right wing Aussie. While the show does make you laugh, it remains a poignant piece of political news and satire without being too goofy. Either way, you can grab the episodes for a small fee on Amazon. Bill Maher has been doing a program of this type for two decades so he knows how to make it work comedically and politically. And for some time I think I liked his approach. Or maybe you just need to find a quote or segment for a presentation.
Comedian and political satirist Bill Maher discusses topical events with guests from various backgrounds. Conversley, the arguments many of the guests are making feel either insightful or clueless and circle, which is another reason the show is such an addicting watch. There's something about Real Time- not just that Maher is funny and is on the ball with current events- that makes it a solid, thought provoking hour of television, especially in times like these. Cooke, Glenn Greenwald and Joy Reid; Zachary Quinto 11x16 -- May 17, 2013 -- Richard N. Yes, I know, he has movie-star good-looks, but he has an ugly soul. To avoid declaring any political allegiances here as if I really have any , I will say that I do fall within this show's primary demographic. Additionally, many guests appear via satellite.
Each week I find the panel discussion mostly lively and engaging, the stand-up routine funny and the interview sections interesting. It's important to see through the facade and understand the point he is trying to make, it maybe funny and satirical but it's something we all need to hear. But that leads me to the next point. Just wish that guy from 2003-2005 was still around. Cupp, Elissa Slotkin And Andrew Sullivan; Preet Bharara 17x11 -- Apr 05, 2019 -- Julián Castro; Danielle Pletka, Gideon Rose And Salman Rushdie; Chelsea Handler 17x12 -- Apr 12, 2019 -- Seth Abramson; Cornell Belcher, Wendy R. This becomes very dangerous when he recently 2015 stated he'd get the German Pegida protesters for their anti-Muslim sentiment. I do give Bill credit for being consistent in his views and even challenging the grain once in a while.