Fred Armisen, Glenn Greenwald on Bill Maher Friday, HBO
By April MacIntyre Mar 21, 2012, 19:25 GMT
Maher\'s guest - Fred Armisen - "Portlandia" New York City Premiere - Arrivals - Edison Ballroom - New York City, NY, USA © Bernadette Giacomazzo/PR Photos
Bill Maher's Friday night show on March 23 will see Andrew Sullivan, Glenn Greenwald, Wendy Schiller and Portandia star Fred Armisen.
Maher's popular salon continues its tenth season Friday, March 23 (10:00-11:00 p.m. live ET/tape-delayed PT), exclusively on HBO, with an instant replay at 11:00 p.m. following the live presentation.
This set up gives Maher a traditional opening monologue followed by special interview guests, then his panel of three experts are seated as they dissect the headlines interspered with humorous segments, capped off by Maher's classic round-up and summary, New Rules.
The roundtable guests this week are author Glenn Greenwald, educator Wendy Schiller and commentator Andrew Sullivan; actor Fred Armisen and columnist Charles M. Blow are interview guests.
Armisen is the star pf IFC's Portlandia, just renewed for a third season.
Schiller is the Associate Professor of Political Science and Public Policy
Political Science at Brown University.
Sullivan is an openly Gay British author, editor, conservative political commentator and blogger.
Greenwald is an American lawyer, columnist, blogger, and book author. Greenwald worked as a constitutional and civil rights litigator before becoming a contributor (columnist and blogger) to Salon.com, writing about political and legal topics.
Greenwald's books have been New York Times bestsellers: How Would a Patriot Act? (2006); A Tragic Legacy (2007), and With Liberty and Justice for Some: How the Law Is Used to Destroy Equality and Protect the Powerful, released in October 2011. He also wrote Great American Hypocrites (2008).
A favorite of subscribers since his first special on the network in 1989, Maher has starred in nine solo specials on HBO, including the hour-long presentations “Bill Maher…But I’m Not Wrong,” “The Decider” and “I’m Swiss” (both nominated for an Emmy® in the Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special category), “Victory Begins at Home,” “Be More Cynical,” “The Golden Goose Special” and “Stuff That Struck Me Funny,” and two half-hour stand-up specials, plus the HBO specials “30 Seconds Over Washington” and “Comic Relief VI™.”
Maher was the creator and host of “Politically Incorrect,” which was produced by HBO Downtown Productions and debuted on Comedy Central in 1993. The series moved to ABC in 1997 and ran through 2002.
Other HBO playdates: March 25 (1:30 p.m., 3:20 a.m.), 26 (8:00 p.m.) and 28 (11:10 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates: March 23 (2:40 a.m.), 24 (9:00 a.m., 11:45 p.m.), 25 (7:00 p.m.) and 27 (10:00 p.m.)
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