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Does anyone like Bill Maher?

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by runner-guy, Aug 2, 2010.

  1. runner-guy

    runner-guy Well-Known Member

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    I was watching HBO the other day and they were showing one of Bill Maher's stand ups. Does anyone think this guy is funny? I don't think I even chuckled once. He didn't even really tell any jokes. All he did was complain about how much he hates Bush and corporations, and this stand up was from 2010. BORING.
     
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    Never liked this unfunny bastard
     
  3. Teacher

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    No. He's smug, arrogant, and whiney. It's people like him who made me hate grad school.

    ADDENDUM: I should add that I'm liberal. I just can't stand his personality.
     
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    He's a bit too much of a hater on his show, but you could do worse. At least he is somewhat intelligent. That said, I do not watch it. And I've never seen his stand-up - I imagine it really would be a lot of political whining.
     
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    I was watching HBO the other day and they were showing one of Bill Maher's stand ups. Does anyone think this guy is funny? I don't think I even chuckled once. He didn't even really tell any jokes. All he did was complain about how much he hates Bush and corporations, and this stand up was from 2010. BORING.

    I chuckled a few times. His superiority complex gets the better of his comedy sometimes.
     
  6. onion

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    No. He's not funny, and not nearly as smart as he thinks he is.

    His show is also a complete sham. He has on 2 guests who are clearly liberal hacks, then he has on one conservative to "balance" it out, but they almost always pick a conservative whose a complete moron. Gee, I wonder why the debate tends to be so one sided.
     
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    I personally can't stand his ass. Onion is right, his show is a farce. 2 liberals beating up on one conservative, lame personal insults, no point.

    It's like that stupid Hannity and Colmes show on Fox, but in reverse.
     
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    It's like that stupid Hannity and Colmes show on Fox, but in reverse.


    I agree. However, I should point out that the show is correctly called HANNITY AND Colmes (thank you Al Franken).
     
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    ive caught a few segments of the show he hosted and didnt hate it. have not noticed it on tv in years
     
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    I don't think Maher's done anything admirable since Body Double.
     
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    He's a nutjob. He doesn't really have any ideas, just criticisms. In other words, he's like most political pundits. His views on medicine are whacked out though.

    EDIT: And he's not much funnier than your average person.
     
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    He doesn't really have any ideas, just criticisms. In other words, he's like most political pundits.

    Ah, well put.
     
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    he's a cop-out on anything worthy or true in life, which includes God and religion. im sure he looks in the mirror and detests what he sees. feel sorry for that small man.
     
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    DC Cab was his apex
     
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    DC Cab was his apex

    I agree with that, but DC Cab was the apex for everyone involved. A true underrated classic.

    That said, I kinda like Maher's show, if only because he gets some smart guests and I also think he's a pretty good interviewer. He also get's some terrible guests, unfortunately. I also hate when his intelligent conservative guests get shouted down and booed by the crowd, or his stupid uninformed liberal guests get cheered for every inane comment. But overall, I find more interesting stuff on that show than most punditainment.
     
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    "I don't work on January the eighth ... 'cause that's Elvis's birthday."
     
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    His is a bitter, angry white guy, no matter what party is in power. Also, he was allowed to rehab his public persona after a pretty big fuck up (the terrorist/courage comment) that I don't think would have been allowed if he wasn't liberal. Just my opinion, YMMV.
     
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    He's more intelligent and more informed about the issues at hand than most of his guests. I agree he runs a good interview. It's very clear that he is using caricature as a way to place emphasis and provoke - he is a comedian after all. In the broad strokes, I find that I agree with a lot of what he has to say - even though the delivery and medium are clearly not for everyone, and I doubt they get many people to really think about stuff. His crowd seems fairly brainwashed. I would add that I don't really like his style much, nor do I watch his show very often, other than when I stumble upon it.

    Religulous had a few Borat-funny moments but overall, I wouldn't recommend it.
     
  20. Manton

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    His is a bitter, angry white guy, no matter what party is in power. Also, he was allowed to rehab his public persona after a pretty big fuck up (the terrorist/courage comment) that I don't think would have been allowed if he wasn't liberal. Just my opinion, YMMV.

    I didn't find that remark objectionable, and I hate Maher.
     

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