The presenter has devoted a great deal of his season on Real Time to excoriating president-elect Donald J. Trump, calling him a #whinylittlebitch on social media and his HBO show.
So this week his Friday night chat show will likely have a somber mood as Bill has to address the crowd after last week’s impassioned speech to get out the vote.
It will also have former Attorney General Eric Holder, who served under Obama, as the top-of-the-line interview guest.
Holder is actively fighting the current prison system and what he calls a “wealth-based detention scheme” that sees approximately 450,000 Americans held in jails each day because of inability to pay.
Also on Bill’s last show of the season is comedian Trae Crowder as the mid-show interview guest.
The roundtable guests are political commentator David Axelrod, political correspondent Ana Marie Cox and columnist Thomas Friedman.
This will be Bill’s last chance to address Trump and the coming new regime, as all three branches of government are controlled by conservative Republicans.
This fact of life leaves many chilled to the bone over the ramifications, like the dismantling of key Obama political victories like the Affordable Care Act and environmental issues including a cause close to Bill’s heart: Global warming.
Trump doesn’t believe in it and the safeguards in place are in jeopardy, and that made Maher freak out last week when he appeared on NBC’s Jimmy Fallon Show.
It came after Fallon was taken to task by the entertainment industry for an earlier Trump interview where he mussed Trump’s hair playfully.
Real Time with Bill Maher airs Fridays at 10pm on HBO.