This is very troublesome to me as I work in physics. We need people to really be discussing the issues, even if its for laughs. I do give Bill credit for being consistent in his views and even challenging the grain once in a while. The audience is almost 100% liberal and will applaud everything negative towards conservatives and they tend to gang up on Republican guests of the show. However while others get their say, the show is ultimately Maher's and he does tend to dominate.
This is because the guests often enter into fiery arguments with one another. That to me is a drawback. While I respect Jon Stewart, his audience is very annoying and it takes away credibility from the show's claim to be news. Topics: Sonia Sotomayor confirmation hearings, racism and the Republican Party, clean coal electricity debate, health care reform in the United States, recent sex scandals involving politicians, Israeli-Palestinian conflict, death of Michael Jackson, drug use in the United States, death of Walter Cronkite news broke shortly before tonight's show began , 40th anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing 23 - July 24, 2009 Season 7 - Episode 20 Guests: Homeland Security secretary Janet Napolitano via satellite , Iraq War veteran and California congressional candidate Anthony Woods, Susan Eisenhower, journalist John Heilemann, writer Matt Taibbi Topics: 2009 Henry Louis Gates, Jr. You can appreciate his humour, his political views and his humanity but his smirk irks. It certainly has been a popular topic of discussion on Real Time with Bill Maher. Even though Maher is a liberal democrat a fact that he doesn't hide he always includes a priceless panel of pairings of liberals, moderates, and even always at least one republican or conservative guest each week so that way you get to hear both sides of the story on the most hot-button political issues in discussion format.
Bill began with a funny monologue. We then go into an interview with a weekly guest. The only thing I don't like about the show is that it is too short. George Tiller, gay marriage, health care reform in the United States 10 - June 15, 2012 Season 10 - Episode 20 Guests: Economist Joseph Stiglitz, actor Alan Thicke, political consultant Karen Finney, journalist David Frum, pollster Kristen Soltis. But because we must remember that Maher is first and foremost a comedian, we must also remember that we should not take anything he says seriously - whether it offends us or not; no one said that comedy - not to mention, good comedy - had to always be in good taste. Real Time's audience doesn't go that far nor does the show stick so faithfully to entertaining it's audience.
However, people who want to laugh while staying engaged in the political discussion love receiving their weekly dose of Maher and his program. The reason for this is Maher himself and ironically he is a weakness to the show. Real Time with Bill Maher will return with a new episode on April 26. The show is filmed in front of a live audience which, in my opinion takes away from the show. To avoid personalized advertising based on your mobile app activity, you can install the.
Bill Maher and Elisabeth Hasselbeck's Cat Fight Continues Bill Maher defended a joke he made last week, putting Elisabeth Hasselbeck back in the hot seat. The show starts off often with a great opening joke of the week, with Maher sometimes in costume I think I once saw him as the Pope , or with actors playing some strange, hilarious part. The guests on his shows frequently disagree with him and the show is more fun when they disagree. The first time I really took to Bill's style was watching a show where one of the guests Andrew Sullivan, I think slammed a comment of Bill's that they then discussed for a few minutes. I hope he finally disappears from public life--maybe goes to live with his money in the Cayman Islands--so I never have to look at his ugly face again.
At any point, his off-the-cuff improvisations are laugh-out-loud funny. Whether we agree with it or not, it's a step forward in attaining a greater understanding with which we could help ourselves and our country for the future. This becomes very dangerous when he recently 2015 stated he'd get the German Pegida protesters for their anti-Muslim sentiment. Then he moves into the typical news of the week. It's important to see through the facade and understand the point he is trying to make, it maybe funny and satirical but it's something we all need to hear.
Maher brings in some interesting guests, some of which I would normally go out of my way to avoid, but he manages to extrude interesting television from each and every one of them. Bill Maher the guy with an opinion is great. Sometimes it's celebrities that don't know what the hell they're talking about but still keep on blabbing. The Founder of the Human Rights Foundation and a 13th World Chess Champion, Garry Kasparov. Bush and the Republicans only get a brief break when Maher goes after the ding-bat celebrity of the moment. Real Time with Bill Maher is a comedy show, but it also adds important discussions to the arena of politics. While his audience is sometimes more leaning to the left, he doesn't shy away from having on the right wing or conservatives, and then it brings about intelligent, sometimes cringe-worthy, discussions.
While the show does make you laugh, it remains a poignant piece of political news and satire without being too goofy. Bill Maher still has a job. He's not afraid to critique or question either side. While he still has flashes of wit, they are fewer and farther apart. But whatever the case, Real Time with Bill Maher will not air a new episode tonight.