Real Time with Bill Maher
Real Time with Bill Maher is a talk-show hosted by comedian and political satirist Bill Maher which airs on Friday nights on HBO.
The format includes a mixture of political skits, monologues, interviews, and panel discussions.
The show first aired in February 21, 2003, with its 15th season airing in 2017.
Episodes often include heated debates, with panels in many cases made up of people from different sides of the political divide so as to represent and argue opposing viewpoints.
Celebrities including actors, comedians and musicians also regularly feature. Read more
Real Time, as it is often known for short, generally covers politics and current affairs. It lasts an hour and is filmed with a studio audience.
An “Overtime” section lasting 10 to 15 minutes also airs via livestream on YouTube after the TV broadcast ends. Videos of other portions of the show are also regularly made available on YouTube after the show airs.