Chafee appears on Real Time with Bill Maher: Overtime, where Maher prods him about when he’s going to announce his run for president. When Maher asks what distinguishes him from the other candidates, Chafee responds:
Certainly my record, and that is one, first of all, of high ethical standards over 30 years, as a mayor, as a governor, and as a United States senator.
Maher presses Chafee on the Clintons. Chafee cites Whitewater, “travelgate” and The Clinton Foundation.
Maher jokes about the recent sexual assault allegations leveled at Cosby during his Real Time monologue.
It was kind of a bad week for the Cos… on the plus side, he has lots of pills lying around that can make him forget the whole thing.
Even for a guy who did a sitcom in the 1980s, that’s a lot of wacky misunderstandings.
I think it is ironic justice that a nation of black teenagers now gets to say to Bill Cosby, ‘Pull up YOUR pants!’
A debate between Maher, Affleck and a panel of guests on Real Time With Bill Maher gets heated as Maher says that liberals have failed by not criticizing homophobia and sexism in Islamic countries. Affleck responds that more than a billion Muslims worldwide are mostly moderate. Maher:
Why are you so hostile about this concept?
Because it’s gross, it’s racist, it’s disgusting
Esquire interviews Maher about being one of the first liberal comedians to speak about political issues.
Well first of all, if I may: Excuse me, I started this phenomenon. When I startedPolitically Incorrect in 1993, there was no political comedy. It was the most dead subject you could choose. I remember vividly when we pitched that show and everybody said, “A comedy show about politics? That is the most deadly topic you could pick!”
Maher and Rose discuss the ISIS conflict in Iraq and Islam versus Christianity.
There was a Pew poll in Egypt done a few years ago — 82% said, I think, stoning is the appropriate punishment for adultery. Over 80% thought death was the appropriate punishment for leaving the Muslim religion. I’m sure you know these things.
Maher and Letterman discuss the back-to-back upcoming show on The Late Show with David Letterman.
It’s something that I wish I hadn’t started but it is too late to get out of now.
HBO host Maher provides a unique take on the 2014 Gaza conflict on Twitter:
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.
Hall interviews comedian Maher on The Arsenio Hall Show. They talk about being on the road again doing standup, racism when Obama took office, and the state of the government deficit.
I am the one who’s actually out in the country every weekend. I see this country. I know what’s going on in this country ’cause I’m out there. Ten seconds after Obama got into office they were like ‘ We want our country back’.
Maher is honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame under the category of Television. Guest speakers include Larry King and Seth MacFarlane.
When I came to Hollywood in 1983, I had one dream – to sleep with Jodie Foster. That didn’t work out, but this is nice too.