Friday night HBO politcal/pop salon "Real Time with Bill Maher" heats up with panel Ben Affleck, Darrll Issa, Brian Schweitzer and Sheila Bair and old pal Ann Coulter as interview guests.Coulter is a conservatve blogger who is a frequent guest and friend of Maher's, and has created some of the more memorable scenes onthe show's long history.
The chat salon continues its tenth season on HBO this Friday, October 12 (10:00-11:00 p.m. live ET/tape-delayed PT), with an instant replay at 11:00 p.m. following the live presentation. Allowing Maher to offer his unique perspective on contemporary issues, the show includes an opening monologue, roundtable discussions with panelists, and interviewswith in-studio and satellite guests.
The roundtable guests this week are actor-director Ben Affleck, Cal. Rep. Darrell Issa and Mont. Gov. Brian Schweitzer; former FDIC chair Sheila Bair and commentator Ann Coulter are interview guests.
Maher has been favorite of subscribers since his first special on the network in 1989, starring in nine solo specials, 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 specials “30 Seconds Over Washington” and “Comic Relief VI™.”
He 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: Oct. 14 (2:15 p.m., 3:00 a.m.), 15 (8:00 p.m.) and 17 (11:00 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates: Oct. 12 (1:45 a.m.), 13 (10:30 a.m., midnight), 14 (7:00 p.m.) and 16 (10:00 p.m.)
Facebook page: facebook.com/Maher. Twitter: @Realtimers.