Go Back  DVD Talk Forum > Entertainment Discussions > TV Talk
Reload this Page >

Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO) - Series Discussion Thread

TV Talk Talk about Shows on TV

Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO) - Series Discussion Thread

Old 12-08-20, 08:08 PM
  #3101  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Josh-da-man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: The Bible Belt
Posts: 44,110
Received 2,809 Likes on 1,931 Posts
Re: Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO) - Series Discussion Thread

Originally Posted by Norm de Plume
Haha, I just saw a mulleted Maher in a typically schlocky 30-year-old "Murder She Wrote" episode involving witches and ghosts. He emoted alongside Roddy MacDowell and burned down a barn. Who knew?
Maher has been a stand-up comedian for decades, and has appeared in various bit-parts in sitcoms like Roseanne and Married with Children. He was also in DC Cab playing one of the cabbies.

And has one starring role in a major motion picture:



The following 2 users liked this post by Josh-da-man:
John Pannozzi (01-25-21), Norm de Plume (12-08-20)
Old 12-08-20, 11:49 PM
  #3102  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Norm de Plume's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Toronto
Posts: 20,047
Received 799 Likes on 567 Posts
Re: Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO) - Series Discussion Thread

Originally Posted by Josh-da-man
Maher has been a stand-up comedian for decades, and has appeared in various bit-parts in sitcoms like Roseanne and Married with Children. He was also in DC Cab playing one of the cabbies.

And has one starring role in a major motion picture:
I haven't seen any of those things. This was the first time I had seen him as an actor. He was not terrible. I actually haven't seen him regularly since P.I. was cancelled, as I don't get HBO. I always figured the Comedy Channel up here would pick up Real Time, but it never happened.
Old 12-09-20, 01:53 AM
  #3103  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 13,004
Received 961 Likes on 732 Posts
Re: Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO) - Series Discussion Thread

Originally Posted by Josh-da-man
And has one starring role in a major motion picture:

Spoiler:

And didn't make out too bad; at the end of the movie, his character got the girl:






Last edited by Paff; 12-09-20 at 01:55 AM. Reason: found a picture of both of them
The following users liked this post:
John Pannozzi (01-25-21)
Old 12-09-20, 06:51 AM
  #3104  
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 3,650
Received 32 Likes on 29 Posts
Re: Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO) - Series Discussion Thread

Originally Posted by Eric F
Difference is Maher is a bigot, Oliver isn't.
How is Maher a bigot?
Old 01-15-21, 08:13 AM
  #3105  
Moderator
 
dex14's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 45,284
Likes: 0
Received 4,681 Likes on 3,169 Posts
Re: Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO) - Series Discussion Thread

Returns tonight. He better not let Conway off.

Old 01-15-21, 10:35 AM
  #3106  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 13,004
Received 961 Likes on 732 Posts
Re: Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO) - Series Discussion Thread

Originally Posted by dex14
Returns tonight. He better not let Conway off.

https://twitter.com/RealTimers/statu...619351552?s=20
He will. Count on it. It will be a softball interview. That's one of the main reasons I quit watching his show regularly.

That said, I will be tuning in tonight to watch him separate his shoulder patting himself on the back over how right he was about Trump's post-election behavior.
Old 01-15-21, 02:06 PM
  #3107  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 11,323
Received 293 Likes on 213 Posts
Re: Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO) - Series Discussion Thread

Originally Posted by Paff
That said, I will be tuning in tonight to watch him separate his shoulder patting himself on the back over how right he was about Trump's post-election behavior.
Ugh. Exactly.
Old 01-15-21, 09:22 PM
  #3108  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 13,004
Received 961 Likes on 732 Posts
Re: Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO) - Series Discussion Thread

They're playing sooooooooftball

From Maine to San Diego

Old 01-16-21, 02:01 AM
  #3109  
Banned
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Somewhere in the boonies, MA
Posts: 10,147
Received 376 Likes on 295 Posts
Re: Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO) - Series Discussion Thread

Eh, letting Conway spout her usual bullshit, supporting Trump. She says so much nonsense in a short period of time it was hard for him to keep up. She actually defended his record on COVID.
Old 01-16-21, 11:26 AM
  #3110  
DVD Talk Legend
 
cultshock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: True North Strong & Free
Posts: 23,555
Received 2,313 Likes on 1,566 Posts
Re: Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO) - Series Discussion Thread

Originally Posted by Norm de Plume
I haven't seen any of those things. This was the first time I had seen him as an actor. He was not terrible. I actually haven't seen him regularly since P.I. was cancelled, as I don't get HBO. I always figured the Comedy Channel up here would pick up Real Time, but it never happened.
Afraid not, his show is exclusive to HBO Canada up here, so it would never be shown on another Canadian channel.

The interview with Conway was predictably annoying and useless. Not sure why he bothers, did they used to bang or something?

Old 01-16-21, 02:35 PM
  #3111  
Banned
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Somewhere in the boonies, MA
Posts: 10,147
Received 376 Likes on 295 Posts
Re: Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO) - Series Discussion Thread

Originally Posted by cultshock
Afraid not, his show is exclusive to HBO Canada up here, so it would never be shown on another Canadian channel.

The interview with Conway was predictably annoying and useless. Not sure why he bothers, did they used to bang or something?
Who knows, she said absolutely nothing in 10mins other than she was the victim, She’ll never work again, other than maybe for one of the ultra right wing media agencies like Fox or Newsmax.
Old 01-16-21, 03:48 PM
  #3112  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Austin, TX, USA
Posts: 13,194
Received 1,114 Likes on 807 Posts
Re: Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO) - Series Discussion Thread

Originally Posted by cultshock
The interview with Conway was predictably annoying and useless. Not sure why he bothers, did they used to bang or something?
She's been coming on his show since he was on ABC over 20 years ago. He has trouble booking GOP guests, and I'm certain he appreciates her willingness to still appear.

Also, she's married to a guy who hates Trump's guts, so why can't Bill be friends with her?
Old 01-16-21, 06:10 PM
  #3113  
DVD Talk Ultimate Edition
 
funkyryno's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 4,361
Received 188 Likes on 105 Posts
Re: Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO) - Series Discussion Thread

I enjoyed Katie Couric calling Maher on his "tragedy magnet" joke about Biden. Of course, then he tried to play it off as he was referring to Biden's broken foot, not his dead wife and son.
The following users liked this post:
Jack Straw (01-19-21)
Old 01-17-21, 02:30 AM
  #3114  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Runaway's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2020
Posts: 1,806
Received 401 Likes on 323 Posts
Re: Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO) - Series Discussion Thread

Originally Posted by funkyryno
I enjoyed Katie Couric calling Maher on his "tragedy magnet" joke about Biden. Of course, then he tried to play it off as he was referring to Biden's broken foot, not his dead wife and son.
I actually believe, he didn't think about his tragic family history, when he said it. I didn't either, than Katie Couric intervened and then he realized his faux pas and played it off.
Old 01-17-21, 11:58 AM
  #3115  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Austin, TX, USA
Posts: 13,194
Received 1,114 Likes on 807 Posts
Re: Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO) - Series Discussion Thread

Open for debate if the joke was in good taste but the observation is valid. Biden has made it a part of his politics by claiming that all the tragedies in his family have made him an empathetic person in contrast to Trump.
Old 01-17-21, 01:36 PM
  #3116  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 11,323
Received 293 Likes on 213 Posts
Re: Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO) - Series Discussion Thread

Originally Posted by funkyryno
I enjoyed Katie Couric calling Maher on his "tragedy magnet" joke about Biden. Of course, then he tried to play it off as he was referring to Biden's broken foot, not his dead wife and son.
Originally Posted by Runaway
I actually believe, he didn't think about his tragic family history, when he said it. I didn't either, than Katie Couric intervened and then he realized his faux pas and played it off.
I thoroughly enjoyed Couric on the show. He allowed her to talk quite a bit, which he normally doesn't do. As a few of you have pointed out here, he's constantly interrupting his guests.
Old 01-17-21, 02:09 PM
  #3117  
DVD Talk Ultimate Edition
 
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 4,781
Received 93 Likes on 74 Posts
Re: Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO) - Series Discussion Thread

What I like is when Bill tried to interrupt Couric she basically shut him down and finished her comment. You could see Bill wasn't used to being told to let me finish then you can speak.

Old 01-17-21, 02:18 PM
  #3118  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 11,323
Received 293 Likes on 213 Posts
Re: Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO) - Series Discussion Thread

Originally Posted by WCChiCubsFan
What I like is when Bill tried to interrupt Couric she basically shut him down and finished her comment. You could see Bill wasn't used to being told to let me finish then you can speak.
He didn't look irritated or annoyed though, like he normally does. To me it looked like he was enjoying her input. I definitely think he respects her.
Old 01-18-21, 03:21 PM
  #3119  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Runaway's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2020
Posts: 1,806
Received 401 Likes on 323 Posts
Re: Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO) - Series Discussion Thread

I am pretty happy that they are still using the set with an audience and a real panel. The shows from is house were awful, the monologue didn't work, because he didn't get any feedback and the gimmick of using footage of audience became old after one episode.
The interviews weren't that good either since you could have a real discussion.
The two appearences of Jay Leno were just horrible.
Old 01-18-21, 04:37 PM
  #3120  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Austin, TX, USA
Posts: 13,194
Received 1,114 Likes on 807 Posts
Re: Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO) - Series Discussion Thread

Originally Posted by Runaway
I am pretty happy that they are still using the set with an audience and a real panel. The shows from is house were awful, the monologue didn't work, because he didn't get any feedback and the gimmick of using footage of audience became old after one episode.
.
On Seth Meyers with the writers in the minimal audience, it's funny when he will call them out by name for their lame monologue jokes
Old 01-19-21, 08:29 AM
  #3121  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Runaway's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2020
Posts: 1,806
Received 401 Likes on 323 Posts
Re: Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO) - Series Discussion Thread

Originally Posted by Count Dooku
On Seth Meyers with the writers in the minimal audience, it's funny when he will call them out by name for their lame monologue jokes
Colbert works fine, too, when hsi wife is around or he mocks the crew. You need real people and real reactions. like in porn.
Old 01-24-21, 04:04 PM
  #3122  
Banned
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Somewhere in the boonies, MA
Posts: 10,147
Received 376 Likes on 295 Posts
Re: Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO) - Series Discussion Thread

This week’s episode was so full of misinformation and junk science I just had to turn it off.
Old 01-24-21, 06:39 PM
  #3123  
DVD Talk Ultimate Edition
 
funkyryno's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 4,361
Received 188 Likes on 105 Posts
Re: Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO) - Series Discussion Thread

Originally Posted by Eric F
This week’s episode was so full of misinformation and junk science I just had to turn it off.
Maher really enjoys blaming the pandemic on fat people.
Old 01-24-21, 09:54 PM
  #3124  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Austin, TX, USA
Posts: 13,194
Received 1,114 Likes on 807 Posts
Re: Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO) - Series Discussion Thread

Maybe things will improve when we are past COVID and Bill can fill his panel with better guests and better interaction, but now this show is D-U-L-L. I always end up skipping to New Rules.
Old 01-24-21, 10:05 PM
  #3125  
Moderator
 
dex14's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 45,284
Likes: 0
Received 4,681 Likes on 3,169 Posts
Re: Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO) - Series Discussion Thread

Originally Posted by Count Dooku
Maybe things will improve when we are past COVID and Bill can fill his panel with better guests and better interaction, but now this show is D-U-L-L. I always end up skipping to New Rules.
Yea, it’s definitely not good when your own staff doesn’t laugh at your jokes. And then that awkward moment when he calls attention to it...

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.