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!”