One of the most reviled whistleblowers of modern history is chatting with Bil Maher Friday night on HBO.
Julian Assange joins the chat salon "Real Time with Bill Maher" continues its 11th season Friday, Feb. 8 (10:00-11:00 p.m. live ET/tape-delayed PT), exclusively on HBO, with an instant replay at 11:00 p.m.Maher's pragmatic perspective on contemporary issues and comedic senses add an engaging atmosphere where celebrities and pundits alike can dissect the current news and trends.
The show includes an opening monologue, roundtable discussions with panelists, and interviewswith in-studio and satellite guests.
This Friday, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is the top-of-show interview guest. Editor Tina Brown is the mid-show interview guest. The roundtable guests are journalist Josh Barro, anchor Martin Bashir and theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss.
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: Feb. 10 (1:30 p.m., 2:10 a.m.), 11 (8:00 p.m.) and 13 (11:00p.m.)
HBO2 playdates: Feb. 8 (2:35 a.m.), 9 (9:30 a.m., 12:15 a.m.), 10 (7:00 p.m.) and 12 (10:00 p.m.)
Facebook page: facebook.com/Maher. Twitter: @Realtimers.