Tune in alert for Friday night salon "Real Time with Bill Maher" on HBO, as host Bil Maher welcomes a politically heavy show including Cal. Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom.
The series is a vibrant exchange of humor and insight into what is happening in current events. The conversation is directed by Maher, who opens with a monolgue and usually an interview prior to his guest panel.
This Friday, March 1 (10:00-11:00 p.m. live ET/tape-delayed PT), Cybersecurity expert James Lyne is the top-of-show interview guest.
Musician Snoop Lion (Dogg) is the mid-show interview guest. The roundtable guests are business and finance expert Monica Mehta, Cal. Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and political strategist Steve Schmidt.
Independent Maher recently tipped his hat to GOP New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, saying the possible 2016 contender is authentic and not “playing a character."
Christie was snubbed by CPAC (Conservative Political Action Conference) and will not appear at the conservative convention.
“[Despite] the sizable portion of America who wants to hear ‘We’re the greatest country in the world! With the greatest people in the world! With the best health care!’ I still think that’s the minority. More and more, Americans want authentic. They want to hear at least a little truth,” Maher wrote.
“That’s why Chris Christie is so popular, despite being kind of a prick: because people finally sense that he’s a guy who isn’t playing a character. That’s the actual man. And he’s hungry for change. Also baby back ribs.”
“[Politicians] repeat this notion that we’re going to bring back all of these jobs we’ve lost, or keep them from going overseas, or create lots of new ones in those industries, when the reality is that they’re not. And it’s not always because those jobs are gone. It’s usually that someone else is doing them — someone overseas or an immigrant or a robot. Lord help us if they invent a Mexican robot,” Maher wrote.
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.
Maher produced and starred in the 2008 feature film “Religulous,” the seventh most successful documentary of all time.
Other HBO playdates: March 3 (1:30 p.m., 1:40 a.m.), 4 (8:00 p.m.) and 6 (11:00 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates: March 1 (2:20 a.m.), 2 (10:30 a.m., 11:00 p.m.), 3 (7:00 p.m.) and 5 (10:00 p.m.)
Facebook page: facebook.com/Maher. Twitter: @Realtimers.