You apologize for making us all watch what we say everywhere that we go, and with every word we speak—even in the privacy of our own homes, or in our own emails.
You apologize for bleeding the texture out of this once great nation!
”You tweeted a joke recently that said, “Dealing w/ Hamas is like dealing w/ a crazy woman who’s trying to kill u – u can only hold her wrists so long before you have to slap her.” You received quite a bit of backlash for it, and many opinion pieces were written about how domestic violence isn’t something you can joke about. From the time I was a kid watching her on TV, I was a big fan. One of the great things about being 80 is that you don’t have to care anymore—you get a license when you’re old to be cranky, and Joan used that license to its fullest.
It was the same with George Carlin—the older he got, the more he was like, “What can you do to me?
I’m old, so I’ve earned it, and I’m playing with the house money.
So go ahead and get mad at me, I don’t give a shit!
If someone, say, cracks a rape joke, the pitchforks will come out. We did a rant at the end of our show about two months ago about the return of political correctness, and I was actually saying in it, “Please don’t make me go back to my old title, because I feel like I’m back in the ’90s where I have to rail against political correctness at all times now.” And it’s even worse now because in the ’90s we didn’t have the Internet, which has become a minefield for people to step into, and everyone on the Internet it seems is just laying in wait for someone to say the wrong thing, use the wrong word, or somehow step over the line the least little bit, and I just think it’s awful.
I hated it in the ’90s, I hate it today, and the only difference now is I’ve been baptized in this fire so many times that I don’t give a fuck anymore when they come after me.
In fact, when they ask me for an apology, I always say, “You apologize!
You apologize to me and the rest of this country for making this country a less interesting place to live in.
A candid chat with the outspoken comedian and host of HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher about political correctness. 12, a live version of Real Time will air on HBO from Washington D. The battle-tested 58-year-old comedian doesn’t care about the opinion pieces that float about in the wake of, say, a controversial joke about domestic violence or his condensed thoughts about Islam in the wake of journalist James Foley’s beheading at the hands of ISIS.
C., followed by the live standup special Bill Maher: Live From D. The pot-smoking, religion-bashing, “Superhead”-dating sultan of sarcasm’s been through it all before—namely, the cancellation of his late-night ABC talk show Since 2003, he’s been the host of the HBO talk show Real Time with Bill Maher, which offers frank panel discussions on current events in politics and media. [Laughs] That’s what I always do—I agree to things, and then the week comes around where I actually have to do it and I think, “What the fuck did I do this for?
The show’s received critical praise, and has been nominated for the Emmy every year from 2005 to 2013. 12, fans of the political satirist will be in for a special treat. After that, he’ll race a few blocks over to the Warner Theatre for a live standup special, Bill Maher: Live From D. The Daily Beast caught up with Maher as he preps for his two-hour comedy block for a candid discussion about the current events of the day, from the celebrity nude hacking scandal to Ray Rice, and his comments about ISIS and Islam. ” But I’m stuck with it now, so I better pull it off.
First, there will be a live broadcast of Real Time with Bill Maher at 9 p.m. C., featuring interview guests Jerry Seinfeld and U. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, as well as panelists Andrea Mitchell of NBC News, former Mississippi Gov. Your old ABC show was titled Politically Incorrect, and it seems like, in this day and age, we’ve become very politically correct—especially when it comes to comedy.