Best-known for the often controversial, always biting humor he employed as host of the now-defunct cable television forum Politically Incorrect, Bill Maher proves with his books that he doesn't need a celebrity gabfest to get his politics -- and points -- across.
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Los Angeles, California
Date of Birth:
January 20, 1956
Place of Birth:
New York, New York
B.A. in English, Cornell University, 1978
Three Cable ACE awards for Politically Incorrect
|The son of a retired nurse and an NBC news editor who grew up in River Vale, New Jersey, Maher has remained adamantly single. Friend and columnist Arianna Huffington told People magazine that she has tried to convince Maher to get married. She recalled, "we were at my home having a drink one night, and I said to him, 'Come and see my children asleep.' I took him up to my children's bedroom, and he looked at them and said, 'Oh, my God, they look like drunken sailors.' And I said, 'OK, I give up.'"
|Maher's Debut Novel||Miss Politically Incorrect?|
Fellow comedian Jerry Senfeld on Maher's novel about the laughs and low points of a life in standup comedy: "Anyone considering a career in standup comedy should read this book, then consider something else, because all this great stuff is over."
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Fans of Politically Incorrect who miss the irreverent T.V. roundtable on Comedy Central can get their fix with this book that covers the show's greatest moments and episodes, according to former host Maher.