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Real Time With Bill Maher • HBO • Kid Love Productions and Brad Grey Television in association with HBO Entertainment

Real Time With Bill Maher • HBO • Kid Love Productions and Brad Grey Television in association with HBO Entertainment

Bill Maher, Executive Producer

Scott Carter, Executive Producer

Sheila Griffiths, Executive Producer

Brad Grey, Executive Producer

Marc Gurvitz, Executive Producer

Dean E. Johnsen, Co-Executive Producer

Billy Martin, Co-Executive Producer

Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Special
The Comedy Central Roast of William Shatner • Comedy Central • Tenth Planet in association with Comedy Central

Joel Gallen, Executive Producer

Rick Austin, Producer
The Kennedy Center Honors: A National Celebration Of The Performing Arts • CBS • A George Stevens, Jr. Presentation for Kennedy Center Television Productions

George Stevens, Jr., Producer

Lewis Black: Red, White & Screwed • HBO • Rickmill Productions in association with HBO Entertainment

Lewis Black, Executive Producer

Joanne Astrow, Executive Producer

Mark Lonow, Executive Producer

Kimber Rickabaugh, Executive Producer

Paul Miller, Executive Producer

Tony Bennett: An American Classic • NBC • RPM Productions and Lucamar Productions

Danny Bennett, Executive Producer

Jodi Hurwitz, Producer

John DeLuca, Executive Producer

Rob Marshall, Executive Producer
A Tribute To James Taylor (Great Performances) • PBS • A Production of Warner Music Group in association with Thirteen/WNET New York

John Beug, Executive Producer

David Horn, Executive Producer

Gary Borman, Executive Producer

Barry Schulman, Executive Producer

Barbara Rose Granatt, Producer

Kristi Harman, Producer

Tim Swift, Producer

Dana Tomarken, Producer

Katie Campbell, Supervising Producer

Wanda Sykes: Sick And Tired • HBO • A Sykes Entertainment / Music Link Productions and Image

Entertainment in association with HBO Entertainment

Wanda Sykes, Executive Producer

Liz Stanton, Executive Producer

Michael Drumm, Producer

Andrea Allen, Producer
Outstanding Special Class Program
79th Annual Academy Awards • ABC • Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Laura Ziskin, Producer

Michael B. Seligman, Supervising Producer
The 64th Golden Globe Awards • NBC • Dick Clark Productions, Inc.

Allen Shapiro, Executive Producer

Barry Adelman, Executive Producer

Al Schwartz, Produced By

Ken Shapiro, Produced By
Jerry Seinfeld - The Comedian Award • HBO • The Comedy Festival

John Moffitt, Executive Producer

Bob Crestani, Co-Executive Producer

Douglas C. Forbes, Supervising Producer

Prince Super Bowl XLI Halftime Show • CBS • Don Mischer Productions in association with NFL Network and White Cherry Entertainment

Don Mischer, Executive Producer

Ricky Kirshner, Executive Producer

Glenn Weiss, Executive Producer

The 60th Annual Tony Awards (2006) • CBS • White Cherry Entertainment in association with Tony Awards Productions

Ricky Kirshner, Executive Producer

Glenn Weiss, Executive Producer
Outstanding Children's Program
Hannah Montana • Disney Channel • It’s a Laugh Productions; Michael Poryes Productions; Disney


Michael Poryes, Executive Producer

Steven Peterman, Executive Producer

Sally Lapiduss, Co-Executive Producer

Douglas Lieblein, Co-Executive Producer

Richard G. King, Produced By

Nick News With Linda Ellerbee: Private Worlds: Kids And Autism • Nickelodeon • Lucky Duck Productions in association with Nickelodeon

Rolfe Tessem, Executive Producer

Mark Lyons, Producer

Martin Toub, Produced By

Kara Pothier, Produced By

Wally Berger, Supervising Producer

The Suite Life Of Zack & Cody • Disney Channel • It’s a Laugh Productions; Disney Channel

Danny Kallis, Executive Producer

Irene Dreayer, Executive Producer

Pamela Eells O’Connell, Executive Producer

Jim Geoghan, Co-Executive Producer

Walter Barnett, Produced By

That’s So Raven • Disney Channel • That So Productions; Warren & Rinsler Productions, in association with Disney Channel

Marc Warren, Executive Producer

Dennis Rinsler, Executive Producer

Patty Gary-Cox, Co-Executive Producer

Michael Carrington, Co-Executive Producer

Michael Feldman, Supervising Producer

When Parents Are Deployed • PBS • Sesame Workshop

Christina Delfico, Executive Producer

Joseph Pipher, Producer
Outstanding Nonfiction Special
AFI’s 100 Years....100 Cheers: America’s Most Inspiring Movies • CBS • An AFI Production in association with the Gary Smith Company

Gary Smith, Executive Producer

Frederick S. Pierce, Executive Producer for AFI

Dann Netter, Producer

Bob Gazzale, Producer
Blood Diamonds • The History Channel • Bill Brummel Productions for The History Channel

Margaret G. Kim, Executive Producer

Bill Brummel, Executive Producer

June Molgaard, Producer

Brando • TCM • A Greif Company Production in association with Turner Classic Movies

Tom Brown, Executive Producer

Leslie Greif, Producer

Mimi Freedman, Producer

Joanne Rubino, Producer

Melissa Roller, Supervising Producer

Ghosts Of Abu Ghraib • HBO • Moxie Firecracker Productions in association with HBO Documentary Films and The Fledgling Fund

Rory Kennedy, Producer

Liz Garbus, Producer

Jack Youngelson, Producer

Diana Barrett, Executive Producer

Sheila Nevins, Executive Producer

Nancy Abraham, Senior Producer
Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed • The History Channel • Prometheus Entertainment for The History Channel

Kevin Burns, Executive Producer

Elizabeth Dietrich Segarra, Executive Producer for THC

Jim Ward, Executive Producer for Lucasfilm Ltd

Tom Warner, Executive Producer for Lucasfilm Ltd

Kim Sheerin, Co-Executive Producer

Scott Hartford, Co-Executive Producer

Steven Smith, Producer

David Comtois, Producer
Outstanding Nonfiction Series
American Masters • PBS • American Masters is producedfor PBS by Thirteen/WNET New York

Susan Lacy, Executive Producer for American Masters

Prudence Glass, Series Producer for American Masters

Julie Sacks, Supervising Producer for American Masters

Donald Rosenfeld, Produced By

Daniel Wolf, Produced By

Ric Burns, Produced By

Peter Brant, Executive Producer

Larry Gagosian, Executive Producer

Diane Von Furstenberg, Executive Producer

Biography • A&E • Prometheus Entertainment in association with Fox Television Studios and A&E Network

Kevin Burns, Executive Producer

Deirdre O’Hearn, Executive Producer, A&E

Kim Sheerin, Co-Executive Producer

Steven Smith, Supervising Producer

Andy Berg, Supervising Producer, A&E

David Silver, Producer

Rick Hull, Producer

Dave Hoffman, Narrator
Deadliest Catch • Discovery Channel • Original Productions, Inc. in association with Discovery Channel

Thom Beers, Executive Producer

Paul Gasek, Executive Producer Discovery Channel

Jeff Conroy, Co-Executive Producer

Lisa Tanzer, Supervising Producer

Ethan Prochnik, Senior Producer

Tim Pastore, Producer

Matt Renner, Producer

Kyle Wheeler, Producer

Christian Skovly, Producer

Todd Stanley, Producer

Cameron Glendenning, Producer

Zac McFarlane, Producer

Doug Stanley, Producer

Kelly Coskran, Producer
Inside The Actors Studio • Bravo • A Co-Production of The Actors Studio, Bravo, In The Moment Productions

James Lipton, Executive Producer/Host

Frances Berwick, Executive Producer

Christian Barcellos, Executive Producer

Sabrina Fodor, Produced by

Jeff Wurtz, Produced by

Planet Earth • Discovery Channel • A BBC/Discovery Channel/NHK Co-Production

Maureen Lemire, Executive Producer

Alastair Fothergil, Series Producer

Mark Linfield, Producer

Outstanding Reality Program
Antiques Roadshow • PBS • WGBH Educational Foundation

Marsha Bemko, Executive Producer

Sam Farrell, Supervising Producer

Mark L. Walberg, Host

Dog Whisperer With Cesar Millan • National Geographic • Produced by MPH Entertainment, Inc. in association with Emery/Sumner Productions for the National Geographic


Sheila Possner Emery, Producer

Kay Bachman Sumner, Producer

Sueann Fincke, Series Producer

Jim Milio, Executive Producer

Melissa Jo Peltier, Executive Producer

Mark Hufnail, Executive Producer

Char Serwa, Supervising Producer

Cesar Millan, Host
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition • ABC • Endemol USA

Denise Cramsey, Executive Producer

Conrad L. Ricketts, Co-Executive Producer

Dan Morando, Co-Executive Producer

Robert Day, Produced By

Diane Korman, Senior Producer

John “JP” Gilbert, Producer

Kathryn Vaughan, Producer

Jenifer Faison, Producer

Patrick Higgins, Producer

Ty Pennington, Host

Max Swedlow, Supervising Producer

Andrew Lipson, Producer

Matt Fisher, Producer

Herb Ankrom, Producer
Kathy Griffin: My Life On The D-List • Bravo • Picture

This Television, Bravo

Marcia Mule, Executive Producer

Bryan Scott, Executive Producer

Lisa M. Tucker, Executive Producer

Kathy Griffin, Executive Producer

Lenid Rolov, Supervising Producer

Beth Wichterich, Supervising Producer

Kelly Luegenbiehl, Supervising Producer

Cori Abraham, Executive Producer

Frances Berwick, Executive Producer

Amy Introcaso-Davis, Executive Producer
Penn & Teller: Bullshit! • Showtime • Showtime Presents in association with Penn & Teller, A Division of Buggs and Rudy Discount Corporation, Star Price Productions, The Wolper Organization

Mark Wolper, Executive Producer

Star Price, Executive Producer

Penn Jilette, Executive Producer

Teller, Executive Producer

Tim Rogan, Co-Executive Producer

Peter Adam Golden, Co-Executive Producer

Ken Krasher Lewis, Co-Executive Producer

Michael Goudeau, Co-Executive Producer

Jon Hotchkiss, Co-Executive Producer

Steven Uhlenberg, Co-Executive Producer

Patti Duce, Supervising Producer

Joshua Kessler, Supervising Producer

Shari Adagio, Supervising Producer

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program
The Amazing Race • CBS • Amazing Race Productions Inc. and Touchstone Television Productions, LLC in association with Jerry Bruckheimer Television and WorldRace Productions, Inc.

Jerry Bruckheimer, Executive Producer

Bertram van Munster, Executive Producer

Jonathan Littman, Executive Producer

Hayma “Screech” Washington, Executive Producer

Amy Nabseth Chacon, Co-Executive Producer

Phil Keoghan, Producer/Host

Elise Doganieri, Co-Executive Producer

Evan Weinstein, Co-Executive Producer

John Moffet, Supervising Producer

Bob Parr, Producer

Allison Chase, Senior Producer

Barry Hennessey, Senior Producer

Bill Pruitt, Senior Producer

Patrick Cariaga, Producer

Jarratt Carson, Producer

Cris Graves, Producer

Jarrod Harlow, Producer

Bob Mora, Producer

Michael Norton, Producer

Michael Noval, Producer

Cynthia A. Palormo, Producer

Giselle Parets, Producer

Matt Schmidt, Producer

Mark Vertullo, Supervising Producer
American Idol • Fox • FremantleMedia N.A., Inc. & 19TV Ltd.

Nigel Lythgoe, Executive Producer

Ken Warwick, Executive Producer

Cecile Frot-Coutaz, Executive Producer

Simon Fuller, Executive Producer

Richard Curtis, Executive Producer

Charles Boyd, Supervising Producer

James Breen, Supervising Producer

Patrick M. Lynn, Senior Producer

Megan Michaels, Producer

Ryan Seacrest, Host

Simon Cowell, Judge

Randy Jackson, Judge

Paula Abdul, Judge

Dancing With The Stars • ABC • BBC Worldwide Productions, LLC

Conrad Green, Executive Producer

Izzie Pick, Co-Executive Producer

Richard Hopkins, Executive Producer

Matilda Zoltowski, Supervising Producer

Rob Wade, Supervising Producer

Tom Bergeron, Host

Samantha Harris, Host

Len Goodman, Judge

Bruno Tonioli, Judge

Carrie Ann Inaba, Judge
Project Runway • Bravo • Magical Elves for The Weinstein Company/Miramax, Full Picture, Bravo

Harvey Weinstein, Executive Producer

Bob Weinstein, Executive Producer

Dan Cutforth, Executive Producer

Jane Lipsitz, Executive Producer

Heidi Klum, Executive Producer

Jane Cha, Executive Producer

Desiree Gruber, Executive Producer

Rich Bye, Executive Producer

Rich Buhrman, Executive Producer

Barbara Schneeweiss, Executive Producer

Frances Berwick, Executive Producer

Andrew Cohen, Executive Producer

Shari Levine, Executive Producer

Casey Kriley, Supervising Producer

Alexandra Lipsitz, Supervising Producer

Michael Rucker, Producer

Ben Mack, Producer

Andrew Wallace, Producer
Top Chef • Bravo • Magical Elves, Bravo

Dan Cutforth, Executive Producer

Jane Lipsitz, Executive Producer

Shauna Minoprio, Executive Producer

Rich Buhrman, Co-Executive Producer

Gaylen Gawlowski, Supervising Producer

Steve Lichtenstein, Supervising Producer

Scott Shatsky, Supervising Producer

Padma Lakshmi, Host

Tom Colicchio, Co-Host

Gail Simmons, Co-Host

Elizabeth Cook, Senior Producer

Frances Berwick, Executive Producer

Dave Serwatka, Executive Producer

Andrew Cohen, Executive Producer
Exceptional Merit In Nonfiction Filmmaking
Jonestown: The Life And Death Of Peoples Temple (American Experience) • PBS •

Stanley Nelson, Producer

Sharon Grimberg, Series Producer

Mark Samels, Executive Producer

A Lion In The House (Independent Lens) • PBS •

Steven Bognar, Producer

Julia Reichert, Producer

Sally Jo Fifer, Executive Producer

Lois Vossen, Series Producer
When The Levees Broke: A Requiem In Four Acts • HBO • 40 Acres and A Mule Filmworks in association with HBO Documentary Films

Sam Pollard, Producer

Spike Lee, Producer

Sheila Nevins, Executive Producer

Jacqueline Glover, Supervising Producer
Outstanding Writing For Nonfiction Programming
American Masters • Andy Warhol: A Documentary Film • PBS • Produced by Steeplechase Films, Inc., High Line Productions, Daniel Wolf, Inc. and Thirteen/WNET

James Sanders, Written By

Ric Burns, Written By
Penn & Teller: Bullshit! • Wal-Mart • Showtime • Showtime Presents in association with Penn & Teller, A Division of Buggs and Rudy Discount Corporation, Star Price Productions, The Wolper Organization

Penn Jillette, Written By

Teller, Written By

Sheryl Zohn, Written By

Jon Hotchkiss, Written By

Michael Goudeau, Written By

Star Price, Written By

Cliff Schoenberg, Written By

David Weiss, Written By
Planet Earth • Mountains • Discovery Channel • A BBC/Discovery Channel/NHK Co-Production

Vanessa Berlowitz, Writer

Gary Parker, Writer
Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed • The History Channel • Prometheus Entertainment for The History Channel

Steven Smith, Writer

David Comtois, Writer

Kevin Burns, Writer

This American Life • God’s Close-Up • Showtime • Showtime Presents in association with Chicago Public Radio, Killer Films, Inc., Left/Right, Inc.

Nancy Updike, Writer

Outstanding Sound Editing For A Series
Battlestar Galactica • Exodus, Part 2 • Sci Fi Channel • R+D TV in association with NBC Universal Television Studio

Jack Levy, Supervising Sound Editor

Daniel Colman, Sound Editor

Vince Balunas, Sound Editor

Michael Baber, Music Editor

Doug Madick, Foley Artist

Rick Partlow, Foley Artist
CSI: Miami • No Man’s Land • CBS • Alliance Atlantis and CBS Productions and a Business of CBS Broadcasting in association with Bruckheimer Television

Tim Kimmel, Supervising Sound Editor

Todd Niesen, Dialogue Editor

Bradley C. Katona, M.P.S.E., SFX Editor

Ruth Adelman, ADR Editor

Skye Lewin, Music Editor

Zane Bruce, Foley Artist

Joseph Sabella, Foley Artist

ER • Bloodline • NBC • Constant c Productions, Amblin Television in association with Warner Bros. Television

Walter Newman, Supervising Sound Editor

Bob Redpath, Supervising ADR Editor

Darleen R. Stoker, Dialogue Editor

Karyn Foster, Sound Editor

Kenneth Young, Sound Editor

Adam Johnston, Sound Editor

Sharon Tylk-Gersh, Music Editor

Casey Crabtree, Foley Artist

Mike Crabtree, Foley Artist

Lost • A Tale Of Two Cities • ABC • ABC Studios

Thomas deGorter, Supervising Sound Editor

Paula Fairfield, M.P.S.E., Sound Editor

Carla Murray, M.P.S.E., Sound Editor

Maciek Malish, M.P.S.E., Sound Editor

Jay Keiser, Sound Editor

Joe Schultz, Sound Editor

Geordy Sincavage, Sound Editor

Alex Levy, Music Editor

Doug Reed, Foley Artist

Cynthia Merril, Foley Artist
Smallville • Zod • CW • Tollin/Robbins Productions, Millar/Gough Ink, and Warner Bros. Television

Michael E. Lawshe, Supervising Sound Editor

Jeremy Gordon, ADR Editor

Eric Hertsgaard, Dialog Editor

Timothy Cleveland, Sound Effects Editor

Eric Erickson, Sound Effects Editor

Marc Meyer, Sound Effects Editor

Paul Diller, Sound Effects Editor

Chris McGeary, Music Editor

Casey Crabtree, Foley Artist

Michael Crabtree, Foley Artist
24 • 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM • Fox • Imagine Television & 20th Century Fox Television in association with Realtime Productions

William Dotson, Supervising Sound Editor

Catherine Speakman, Supervising ADR Editor

Jeffrey R. Whitcher, Sound Effects Editor

Pembrooke Andrews, Sound Editor

Shawn Kennelly, Sound Editor

Rick Polanco, Sound Editor

Vic Radulich, M.P.S.E., Sound Editor

Jeffrey Charbonneau, Music Editor

Laura Macias, Foley Artist

Vince Nicastro, Foley Artist
Outstanding Sound Editing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special
Broken Trail • Night 2 • AMC • Butchers Run Films and Once Upon a Time Films in association with Sony Pictures Television

Kevin Howard M.P.S.E., Supervising Sound Editor

Robert Hegedus, Dialogue Editor

Richard Calistan, ADR Editor

Clive Turner, Sound Effects Editor

P. Jason MacNeill, Sound Editor

Steve Copley, Sound Editor

Carl Sealove, Music Editor

John Sievert, Foley Artist

Virginia Storey, Foley Artist

Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee • HBO • Wolf Film/Traveler’s Rest Film in association with HBO Films

Stephen Flick, Supervising Sound Editor

Avram Gold, Supervising Sound Editor

Steffan Falesitch, Dialogue Editor

Eric Hertsgaard, Dialogue Editor

Patricio Libenson, Dialogue Editor

Denise Horta, Dialogue Editor

Adam Johnston, Sound Effects Editor

Paul Berolzheimer, MPSE, Sound Effects Editor

Dean Beville, Sound Effects Editor

Jeff Sawyer, Sound Effects Editor

Kenneth Young, Sound Effects Editor

Mike Flicker, Music Editor

David Lee Fein, Foley Artist

Hilda Hodges, Foley Artist
The Librarian: Return To King Solomon’s Mines • TNT • Electric Entertainment

Mark Friedgen, Supervising Sound Editor

Joy Ealy, Supervising ADR Editor

Kristi Johns, ADR Editor

Burt Weinstein, ADR Editor

Tim Terusa, Dialogue Editor

Anton Holden, Dialogue Editor

Bob Costanza, Sound Effects Editor

Rick Steele, Sound Effects Editor

Bill Bell, Sound Effects Editor

Jason Ruder, Music Editor

Tim Chilton, Foley Artist

Jill Sanders, Foley Artist
The Path To 9/11 • Night 1 • ABC • Marc Platt Productions in association with ABC Studios

G. Michael Graham, M.P.S.E., Supervising Sound Editor

J. Michael Hooser, Supervising ADR Editor

Bob Costanza, Sound Editor

Bill Bell, Sound Editor

Mike Dickeson, Sound Editor

Kevin Fisher, Sound Editor

Anton Holden, Sound Editor

Adriane Marfiak, Sound Editor

Mark Steele, Sound Editor

Joy Ealy, Sound Editor

Devon Curry, Sound Editor

Dan Johnson, Music Editor

Tim Chilton, Foley Artist

Jill Sanders, Foley Artist
Tsunami, The Aftermath • Part 1 • HBO • A Kudos Film and Television Production in association with the BBC and HBO Films

Julian Slater, Supervising Sound Editor

Paul Conway, ADR Editor

Simon Price, ADR Editor

Tony Currie, ADR Editor

Peter Gates, Dialogue Editor

Steve Browell, Dialogue Editor

Ben Norrington, Sound FX Editor

Stephen Griffiths, Sound FX Editor

John Warhurst, Music Editor

John Fewell, Foley Artist

Julie Ankerson, Foley Artist

Outstanding Sound Editing For Nonfiction Programming (Single Or Multi-Camera)
The Amazing Race • I Know Phil, Little Ol’ Gorgeous Thing • CBS • Amazing Race Productions Inc. and Touchstone Television Productions, LLC in association with Jerry Bruckheimer Television and WorldRace Productions, Inc.

Jon Bachmann, Sound Editor

Eric Goldfarb, Sound Editor

Julian Gomez, Sound Editor

Andy Kozar, Sound Editor

Paul Nielsen, Sound Editor

Jacob Parsons, Sound Editor

Rick Livingstone, Music Editor

American Masters • Atlantic Records: The House That Ahmet Built • PBS • Produced by Thirteen/WNET New York and Warner Music Group

Richard Fairbanks, Sound Editor

Pamela Scott Arnold, Music Editor
Ghosts Of Abu Ghraib • HBO • Moxie Firecracker Productions in association with HBO Documentary Films and The Fledgling Fund

Margaret Crimmins, Sound Editor

Greg Smith, Sound Editor
Planet Earth • Pole To Pole • Discovery Channel • A

BBC/Discovery Channel/NHK Co-Production

Kate Hopkins, Sound Editor

When The Levees Broke: A Requiem In Four Acts • HBO • 40 Acres and A Mule Filmworks in association with HBO Documentary Films

Fredric Rosenberg, Supervising Sound Editor

Allan Zaleski, Sound FX Editor

Marko Costanzo, Foley Artist

Marvin Morris, Music Editor
Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (one-hour)
Boston Legal • Lincoln • ABC • David E. Kelley Productions in association with Twentieth Century Fox Television

Clark King, Production Mixer

David Rawlinson, Re-Recording Mixer

Peter R. Kelsey, Re-Recording Mixer

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Sandi Toksvig Set To Leave The Bake Off Tent 

16th January 2020

After three years and 51 showstoppers Sandi has announced plans to switch off her kitchen timer and leave the Bake Off tent.

Sandi is leaving the show to focus on other work projects, which include hosting the forthcoming Channel 4 series The Write Offs, which looks at the issue of adult literacy.

“When stepping down from a job it is quite common for people to say they are doing so in order to spend more time with their family. Unusually I am departing from the Great British Bake Off so I can spend more time with my other work," said Sandi.

"As my waistline will testify, Bake Off is an all-consuming show. Spending time with Prue, Paul and Noel has been one of the great pleasures of my life. These are friendships which I know will continue beyond the confines of television. Bake Off is a wonderful programme which has already proved it can happily withstand a change of hosting personnel. The reason for that, of course, is that the true stars of the show are the bakers themselves. I wish everyone well.”

The hunt is currently on for a new face to join Noel, Paul and Prue in the tent. Candidates must have experience of mopping up spills and the occasional tear, making tea and keeping the amateur bakers to time. More information will be announced in due course.

Full story on the Bake Off Website.

The Great British Bake Off Series 10 achieved ** albert sustainable production certification 

30th August 2019

Love productions were keen to reduce the overall environmental impact of the production of The Great British Bake Off and the production team have worked hard towards achieving @WeAreALBERT sustainable production certification on Series 10 of GBBO.
Some of the ways the production encouraged sustainability:
- Recycling bins on location
- Dedicated collection of on-screen food waste for composting
- Providing reusable water bottles for the whole location team to use 
- Location caterers removed cow or lamb dishes from their menus and used reusable crockery, cutlery, mugs and recyclable takeaway boxes
- Location lighting has now replaced all tungsten key lights with LED and made improvements overall to make the lighting more energy efficient than previous series
- Wherever possible set materials and props are re-used on production and other series
- When booking taxis, hybrid/greener vehicles were used

New Bake Off Lineup Announced

18th March 2017

Restaurateur, food writer and novelist Prue Leith will be joining Paul Hollywood as judge of The Great British Bake Off when it returns to screens later this year on Channel 4.

Alongside the expert judges will be presenter, comedian and writer Sandi Toksvig OBE and comedian and actor Noel Fielding as well as the all-important twelve amateur bakers for the eighth series of the multi-award-winning show.

Love Productions chose Noel and Sandi as hosts of GBBO in full collaboration with Channel 4 and we are thrilled to have secured such a terrific team. The notion of any dispute between Love and Channel 4 is nonsense and totally untrue, we enjoy a great creative relationship.

Paul Hollywood stays with Bake Off on Channel 4

22nd September 2016

Paul Hollywood has today confirmed that he will remain a judge on The Great British Bake Off for the next three series when the hit show moves to Channel 4. One of the country’s leading artisan bakers, Paul has been a judge on The Great British Bake Off since the first series in 2010.

Paul Hollywood said: “Since I was a kid, baking has been part of my life. The seven series inside the tent have created some great memories. Best of all, I have felt so pleased to experience other people getting the baking bug, just as I did when my dad helped me make my first loaf.

“The Great British Bake Off has brought baking to the nation and we’ve seen people from all walks of life and backgrounds, experience the highs and lows of competition, and more importantly helping each other. It’s been a huge part of my life in the past few years and I just couldn’t turn my back on all that – the bakers themselves, the bakes, the team that makes it, and of course the tent, the bunting, and who could forget… the squirrels.

“So I am delighted that I will be continuing as a judge when Bake Off moves to Channel 4. I want to thank the BBC and Mel and Sue for making my time in the tent great fun and really rewarding.”

Read the full statement. 

The Great British Bake Off: Mary Berry

22nd September 2016

“We respect Mary’s decision not to join the next chapter of the Bake Off story. We are immensely grateful to her for all her work and for her recognition today that Love Productions had made a ‘unique and brilliant format from day one’ with Bake Off. The whole family, crew and team that made Bake Off for the BBC, and who will now make it just as brilliantly for C4, will miss her.”

The Great British Bake Off: Mel and Sue

13th September 2016

“We would like to thank Mel and Sue for bringing their own unique humour to the tent over the past years and we respect their decision not to be part of the Bake Off team on Channel 4.”

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  • SmackTalkinEer avatar

    Posted on Feb 2nd, 2019, 4:01 PM, , User Since 167 months ago, User Post Count: 63871

    • Feb 2nd, 2019, 4:01 PM
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    Well, he says he’s a libertarian (actually he’s a Leftist) Jewish-atheist on a Jewish-owned network who hates Trump so his job is probably safe.

    Funny that I don’t really think he should lose his job but he would call for Trump’s resignation if Trump said this. Aside from his obvious hatred of Trump and Conservatives, I actually like Maher.


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  • Pieersquared avatar

    Posted on Feb 2nd, 2019, 4:11 PM, , User Since 121 months ago, User Post Count: 24155

    • Feb 2nd, 2019, 4:11 PM
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    I know neither side is going to curtail the endless dialogue with race strewn through the discussion but it so useless. We all need a couple thousand calories of food energy per day. Clothes and shelter to retain body heat. Clean water and enough wealth to educate ourselves and support a community. None of those needs require denoting the race, religion or skin color but it is constant in our society.

    I wish there was some way that we can separate discussions of utility and wealth from rights to consume based on misconceptions about people's genetic makeup. We all have the same needs and all live in a world with the same physical laws and limitations. That was my idealistic rant for the year. Back to being cynical and sarcastic.

  • Posted on Feb 2nd, 2019, 4:27 PM, , User Since 190 months ago, User Post Count: 17037

    • Feb 2nd, 2019, 4:27 PM
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    Does anyone know the name of his production company?

  • Posted on Feb 2nd, 2019, 4:32 PM, , User Since 179 months ago, User Post Count: 44071

    • Feb 2nd, 2019, 4:32 PM
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    I don’t care for Maher. Even when he rarely takes shots at BillyBob and FatLady......he’s just not funny.

  • Posted on Feb 2nd, 2019, 4:37 PM, , User Since 190 months ago, User Post Count: 17037

    • Feb 2nd, 2019, 4:37 PM
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    Landcutredfish said... (original post)

    I don’t care for Maher. Even when he rarely takes shots at BillyBob and FatLady......he’s just not funny.

    Do you know the name of his production company?

  • eercrazie avatar

    Posted on Feb 2nd, 2019, 5:43 PM, , User Since 238 months ago, User Post Count: 30627

    • Feb 2nd, 2019, 5:43 PM
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    If all the racist leftist had to quit their jobs we really would have a labor shortage

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    Posted on Feb 2nd, 2019, 7:30 PM, , User Since 175 months ago, User Post Count: 20947

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    Oh please.. He's already gotten away with saying the N word live on air.

  • FriarFreeman avatar

    Posted on Feb 2nd, 2019, 7:36 PM, , User Since 178 months ago, User Post Count: 59875

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    Mayer won't be resigning because he doesn't give a crap what people think of what he says.

  • Posted on Feb 2nd, 2019, 7:48 PM, , User Since 190 months ago, User Post Count: 17037

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    Nobody cares or wants to say anything about the name of his production company?

  • FriarFreeman avatar

    Posted on Feb 2nd, 2019, 9:19 PM, , User Since 178 months ago, User Post Count: 59875

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    You want someone to say Kid Love Productions ?


    "Bill Maher Productions, Inc. filed as a Articles of Incorporation in the State of California on Wednesday, December 5, 1984 and is approximately thirty-five years old, as recorded in documents filed with California Secretary of State."

  • Posted on Feb 2nd, 2019, 9:28 PM, , User Since 106 months ago, User Post Count: 18136

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    It's HBO and subscribers made the decision to subscribe or not.

    He's a comedian and I guess he gets some comedic license.

    He thinks Trump is a lunatic and a liar but I doubt his show will be canceled over his Popeye's Chicken comment.

    Folks know what they are getting when they tune-in.

  • Posted on Feb 2nd, 2019, 10:49 PM, , User Since 190 months ago, User Post Count: 17037

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    FriarFreeman said... (original post)

    You want someone to say Kid Love Productions ?


    "Bill Maher Productions, Inc. filed as a Articles of Incorporation in the State of California on Wednesday, December 5, 1984 and is approximately thirty-five years old, as recorded in documents filed with California Secretary of State."

    But what?

    Did he or did he not have a production company called Kid Love? And did the company produce any episodes of his show?

    The answer is yes.

  • MtnOtter avatar

    Posted on Feb 3rd, 2019, 12:37 AM, , User Since 123 months ago, User Post Count: 5074

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    SmackTalkinEer said... (original post)

    Well, he says he’s a libertarian (actually he’s a Leftist) Jewish-atheist on a Jewish-owned network who hates Trump so his job is probably safe.

    Funny that I don’t really think he should lose his job but he would call for Trump’s resignation if Trump said this. Aside from his obvious hatred of Trump and Conservatives, I actually like Maher.


    I wonder how many people in this thread watch Bill Maher regularly. He’s definitely a liberal, and I don’t always agree with him, but he probably shares views with more people on this board than you would think. He despises SJWs. He’s also not Jewish. He was raised Catholic. Also really weird that you made an emphatic point about that, Smack, as if it explains something.

  • Posted on Feb 3rd, 2019, 5:21 AM, , User Since 106 months ago, User Post Count: 18136

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    MtnOtter said... (original post)

    I wonder how many people in this thread watch Bill Maher regularly. He’s definitely a liberal, and I don’t always agree with him, but he probably shares views with more people on this board than you would think. He despises SJWs. He’s also not Jewish. He was raised Catholic. Also really weird that you made an emphatic point about that, Smack, as if it explains something.

    I agree, MtnOtter...

    I don't always agree with him, but he probably shares more views in common than most are aware.

  • SmackTalkinEer avatar

    Posted on Feb 3rd, 2019, 5:52 AM, , User Since 167 months ago, User Post Count: 63871

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    I’m not talking about his religion. I’m talking about his nationality. Even so I wasn’t aware that he ever was a Christian, let alone Catholic. It doesn’t matter to me if he says obnoxious stuff, I believe in free speech - especially obnoxious free speech. It must be protected.

    Btw, he’s brutal on the Catholic Church. I wonder if he was molested?

    The only reason I pointed it out is that #1 Being anti-Trump and #2 Being Jewish and maybe related to someone in ownership, were the only logical reasons I can square in my mind that he would still be employed with the things that he’s said over the years.

    I’m not offended by him. I don’t care. He actually makes me laugh sometimes.

    MtnOtter said... (original post)

    I wonder how many people in this thread watch Bill Maher regularly. He’s definitely a liberal, and I don’t always agree with him, but he probably shares views with more people on this board than you would think. He despises SJWs. He’s also not Jewish. He was raised Catholic. Also really weird that you made an emphatic point about that, Smack, as if it explains something.

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    I thought Bill Maher was the one thing everyone could agree on.

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    bleedwvu said... (original post)

    But what?

    Did he or did he not have a production company called Kid Love? And did the company produce any episodes of his show?

    The answer is yes.

    You kept asking the name of his production company. I gave it to you. Maher is a comedian. The Kid Love shtick was mocking the pedophile priest flap.


  • SmackTalkinEer avatar

    Posted on Feb 3rd, 2019, 11:14 AM, , User Since 167 months ago, User Post Count: 63871

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    That he’s a piece of shit???

    I agree.

    HominyFallsSnowman said... (original post)

    I thought Bill Maher was the one thing everyone could agree on.

  • Posted on Feb 3rd, 2019, 12:31 PM, , User Since 190 months ago, User Post Count: 17037

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    FriarFreeman said... (original post)

    You kept asking the name of his production company. I gave it to you. Maher is a comedian. The Kid Love shtick was mocking the pedophile priest flap.


    You believe that?

  • FriarFreeman avatar

    Posted on Feb 3rd, 2019, 1:02 PM, , User Since 178 months ago, User Post Count: 59875

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    I believe this:

    "Bill Maher Productions, Inc. filed as a Articles of Incorporation in the State of California on Wednesday, December 5, 1984 and is approximately thirty-five years old, as recorded in documents filed with California Secretary of State."

    Which was the answer to your question.

    The other statement is my opinion.
    I don't believe Maher is a pedophile.

    This post was edited by FriarFreeman 3 years ago

  • SmackTalkinEer avatar

    Posted on Feb 3rd, 2019, 8:12 PM, , User Since 167 months ago, User Post Count: 63871

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    Why does this guy still have a show?

    He wasn’t even in college when he did this.

    MtnOtter said... (original post)

    I wonder how many people in this thread watch Bill Maher regularly. He’s definitely a liberal, and I don’t always agree with him, but he probably shares views with more people on this board than you would think. He despises SJWs. He’s also not Jewish. He was raised Catholic. Also really weird that you made an emphatic point about that, Smack, as if it explains something.

  • Posted on Feb 3rd, 2019, 9:18 PM, , User Since 176 months ago, User Post Count: 5544

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    SmackTalkinEer said... (original post)

    Why does this guy still have a show?

    He wasn’t even in college when he did this.

    Because a lot of people watch him and like his show would be my guess. If he runs for office.....don't vote for him. You seem to be confusing/equating entertainers and politicians.

  • SmackTalkinEer avatar

    Posted on Feb 3rd, 2019, 9:23 PM, , User Since 167 months ago, User Post Count: 63871

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    You think that’s it?

    Because a lot of people watched this guy and liked his show...

    But he was fired over some dumb shit.

    pdawg1960 said... (original post)

    Because a lot of people watch him and like his show would be my guess. If he runs for office.....don't vote for him. You seem to be confusing/equating entertainers and politicians.

    This post was edited by SmackTalkinEer 3 years ago

  • SmackTalkinEer avatar

    Posted on Feb 3rd, 2019, 9:25 PM, , User Since 167 months ago, User Post Count: 63871

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    And Democrats still voted for this piece of shit...

    pdawg1960 said... (original post)

    Because a lot of people watch him and like his show would be my guess. If he runs for office.....don't vote for him. You seem to be confusing/equating entertainers and politicians.

  • SmackTalkinEer avatar

    Posted on Feb 3rd, 2019, 10:10 PM, , User Since 167 months ago, User Post Count: 63871

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    Here’s a real Klansman...

    pdawg1960 said... (original post)

    Because a lot of people watch him and like his show would be my guess. If he runs for office.....don't vote for him. You seem to be confusing/equating entertainers and politicians.

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Bill Maher Under Gun Over Late-’90s Video Condoning Sex Between 33-Year-Old Teacher And 12-Year-Old Student

Bill Maher, who this week took a victory lap after the unraveling of conservative provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos, is is under fire for a 1998 episode of his former ABC late-night show, in which he defends a thirtysomething teacher in jail for having had sex with a 12-year-old student with whom she got pregnant.

“As I say, sunlight is the best disinfectant. You’re welcome,” Maher crowed this week in a New York Times interview after Yiannopoulos, who Maher controversially featured on his HBO show last week, lost his CPAC speaking invitation, his Simon & Schuster book contract and, finally, his Breitbart editor gig.

CPAC and Breitbart, however, did not credit Yiannopoulos’ remarks onReal Time with Bill Maher with their subsequent decisions; both orgs said they’d parted company with Yiannopoulos after seeing old video re-posted by conservative Reagan Battalion, showing Yiannopoulos endorsing sex between adult males and 13-year-old boys and remarking on his own underage relations with a Catholic priest.

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Yiannapoulos since has apologized for the former and said his seemingly flippant remarks about his own underage sexual encounters were his way of dealing with the abuse.

On Wednesday, a 19-year-old video clip posted to YouTube on Wednesday shows then-Politically Incorrect star Maher defending Mary Kay Letourneau, the teacher convicted of having sex with a then-12-year-old student. At the time of the taping, the Seattle teacher was 35 and the student 14, and she was in jail and pregnant with their second child.

Letourneau, Maher said, “is in jail because she’s in love. That’s how I view it.”

“I admit it’s unorthodox” Maher continued, “She’s 35, the boy is 14. He was younger when they started. But she is pregnant again. … This is the second child by this boy. They are keeping the mother in jail because she won’t conform to what society feels should be the perfect American family.”

When one of his panelists suggests Letourneau raped the boy, Maher shot back, “Raped? Come on. … How do you know, and how can you? How can a woman rape a man?”

The video, posted Thursday, was closing in on 67K views at time of publication:


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Bill Maher

American stand-up comedian and television host

For other people named Bill Maher, see Bill Maher (disambiguation).

Bill Maher

Maher receiving his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, September 2010

Birth nameWilliam Maher[1]
Born (1956-01-20) January 20, 1956 (age 65)
New York City
MediumStand-up comedy, television, film, books
Alma materCornell University (BA)
Years active1979–present
GenresPolitical/news satire, observational comedy, insult comedy, black comedy
Subject(s)Mass media/news media/media criticism, American politics, American culture, current events, religion, pop culture, race relations, human sexuality

William Maher (; born January 20, 1956)[2] is an American comedian, actor, political commentator, and television host. He is known for the HBO political talk show Real Time with Bill Maher (2003–present) and the similar late-night show called Politically Incorrect (1993–2002), originally on Comedy Central and later on ABC.

Maher is known for his political satire[3] and sociopolitical commentary. He targets many topics including religion, political correctness and the mass media.[4] His critical views of religion were the basis for the 2008 documentary film Religulous. He is a supporter of animal rights, having served on the board of PETA since 1997,[5] and is an advisory board member of Project Reason.[6][7] Maher supports the legalization of cannabis, serving on the advisory board of NORML.[8]

In 2005, Maher ranked at number 38 on Comedy Central's 100 greatest stand-up comedians of all time.[9] He received a Hollywood Walk of Fame star on September 14, 2010.[10] In 2014, Maher won a Primetime Emmy Award for his work as executive producer for Vice.[11]

Early life and education[edit]

Maher was born in New York City. His father, William Aloysius Maher Jr.,[1] was a network news editor and radio announcer, and his mother, Julie Maher (née Berman), was a nurse.[2] He was raised in his Irish-American father's Roman Catholic religion. Until his early teens, he was unaware that his mother, whose family was from Hungary, was Jewish.[12][13][14][15] Owing to his disagreement with the Catholic Church's doctrine about birth control, Maher's father stopped taking Maher and his sister to Catholic church services when Maher was thirteen.[16]

Maher was raised in River Vale, New Jersey and graduated from Pascack Hills High School in Montvale in 1974.[2][17] He then attended Cornell University, where he double majored in English and History, and graduated in 1978.[18] Maher has said, "Selling pot allowed me to get through college and make enough money to start off in comedy."[17]


Early career[edit]

Maher began his career as a comedian and actor. He was host of the New York City comedy clubCatch a Rising Star in 1979. Maher began appearing on Johnny Carson's and David Letterman's shows in 1982.[19] He made limited television appearances including on Sara (1985),[20]Max Headroom (1987),[21]Murder, She Wrote (1989, 1990),[20] and Charlie Hoover (1991). His feature film debut was in D.C. Cab (1983).[20] He later appeared in Ratboy (1986),[20]House II: The Second Story (1987),[20]Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death (1988),[20]Newhart (1988), hosted the talk show Midnight Hour on CBS (1990) and Pizza Man (1991).[20]

Television career[edit]

Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher[edit]

Main article: Politically Incorrect

Maher assumed the host role on Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher, a late-night political talk show that ran on Comedy Central from 1993 to 1997 and on ABC from 1997 to 2002. The show regularly began with a topical monologue by Maher preceding the introduction of four guests, usually a diverse group of individuals, such as show business, popular culture, political pundits, political consultants, authors, and occasionally news figures. The group would discuss topical issues selected by Maher, who also participated in the discussions.[22]Jerry Seinfeld, a regular guest on the show, stated that Politically Incorrect reminded him of talk shows from the 1950s and '60s "when guests interacted with each other as much as with the host".[22]

Politically Incorrect won an array of awards, including an Emmy Award for Outstanding Technical Direction, two CableACE awards for Best Talk Show Series, and a Genesis Award for Best Television Talk Show. Maher earned numerous award nominations for his producing, writing, and hosting of Politically Incorrect, including ten Emmy nominations, two TV Guide nominations, and two Writers Guild nominations. ABC decided against renewing Maher's contract for Politically Incorrect in 2002, after he made a controversial on-air remark six days after the September 11 attacks.[23] He agreed with his guest, conservative pundit Dinesh D'Souza, that the 9/11 terrorists did not act in a cowardly manner (in rebuttal to President Bush's statement calling them cowards). Maher said, "We have been the cowards. Lobbing cruise missiles from 2,000 miles away. That's cowardly. Staying in the airplane when it hits the building. Say what you want about it. Not cowardly. You're right." Maher later clarified that his comment was not anti-military in any way whatsoever, referencing his well-documented longstanding support for the American military.[24][25] After receiving complaints, FedEx and Sears pulled their advertisements from the show, costing the show significant revenue.[26][27]

Maher's remarks after 9/11 were not the first time he had sparked controversy on Politically Incorrect. In the same year, he expressed his deep regrets and apologized after being widely criticized for comparing his dogs to retarded children.[28] The show was canceled on June 16, 2002, and the Sinclair Broadcast Group had dropped the show from its ABC-affiliated stations months prior. On June 22, 2002, just six days after the cancellation of Politically Incorrect, Maher received the Los Angeles Press Club president's award (for "championing free speech").[27] Maher was on the board of judges for the 2002 PEN/Newman's Own First Amendment Award.[29]

Real Time with Bill Maher[edit]

Main article: Real Time with Bill Maher

In 2003, Maher became the host, co-producer, and co-writer of Real Time with Bill Maher, a weekly hour-long political comedy talk show on the cable television network HBO. In 2016, HBO renewed Real Time through 2018, for its 15th and 16th seasons.[30] During an interview, Maher told Terry Gross (on NPR's Fresh Air) that he much prefers having serious and well-informed guests on his program, as opposed to the random celebrities that fleshed out his roundtable discussions on Politically Incorrect.[31]

As with his previous show, Politically Incorrect, Maher begins Real Time with a comic opening monologue based upon current events and other topical issues. He proceeds to a one-on-one interview with a guest, either in-studio or via satellite. Following the interview, Maher sits with two or three panelists, usually consisting of pundits, authors, activists, actors, politicians, and journalists, for a discussion of the week's events.

Real Time has earned widespread praise. It has been nominated for more than ten Primetime Emmy Awards and six Writer's Guild awards. In 2007, Maher and his co-producers were awarded the Television Producer of the Year Award in Variety Television by the Producers Guild of America.[32] Maher holds the record for the most Emmy nominations without a win, having been nominated on 22 occasions and not winning once. Eleven of the nominations were for Politically Incorrect, while nine were for Real Time. The other two were nominations for two of his HBO comedy specials: I'm Swiss and Bill Maher: The Decider.[33]

Notable responses to Real Time episodes[edit]

In late May 2005, Alabama Congressman Spencer Bachus sent a letter to Time Warner's board of directors requesting Real Time be canceled after remarks Maher made after noting the military had missed its recruiting goals by 42 percent. Bachus said he felt the comments were demeaning to the military and treasonous. Maher stated his highest regard and support for the troops and asked why the congressman criticized him instead of doing something about the recruitment problem.[34]

On September 17, 2010, Maher aired a clip of Delaware Republican Senatorial candidate Christine O'Donnell from the October 29, 1999, episode of his old show Politically Incorrect on his current show Real Time with Bill Maher,[35][36] where she mentioned that she had "dabbled in witchcraft". This was one of the most notable of numerous controversial statements by O'Donnell that made her the most covered candidate in the 2010 mid-term election cycle.[37][38]

In February 2017, Maher invited Milo Yiannopoulos to be interviewed on Real Time. Yiannopoulos accepted, despite protests from some commentators and fans. The appearance on Maher's show harmed Yiannopoulos's career due to comments in the interview in which he seemed to express sympathy toward perpetrators of child sexual abuse. In the days following the interview, Yiannopoulos had his invitation to speak before the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference, as well as a book deal with Simon & Schuster, cancelled. Yiannopoulos subsequently resigned as an editor at Breitbart News. When asked whether Yiannopoulos's interview on his show was among the causes of his resignation, Maher concurred, saying, "As I say, sunlight is the best disinfectant. You're welcome."[39]

In June 2017, Maher came under criticism for saying "I'm a house nigger" on Real Time with calls being made by people to HBO to fire him.[40] Following the episode, HBO sent a statement to media outlets, calling Maher's remarks "inexcusable and tasteless" and said the cable network will remove that segment from future airings of the show.[41] Maher also issued a statement apologizing for the remarks.[41] Maher apologized on his show and had a discussion with Michael Eric Dyson, Ice Cube, and Symone Sanders about the controversy.[42]


Maher is a frequent commentator on various cable news networks, including CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, and HLN. Maher has regularly appeared on CNN's The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer[43] and has also been a frequent guest on MSNBC's Hardball with Chris Matthews,[44]The Rachel Maddow Show,[45] and Countdown with Keith Olbermann.[46] Maher has also appeared as a guest on HLN's The Joy Behar Show.[47] He wrote the foreword for the 2002 book, Spin This!: All the Ways We Don't Tell the Truth by show host Bill Press.[48]

Maher hosted the January 13, 2006, edition of Larry King Live, on which he was a frequent guest. Maher appeared as a special guest on the June 29, 2010, edition of the show, on which CNN anchor Larry King announced his retirement.[49] Maher co-emceed the final show of Larry King Live on December 16, 2010, with Ryan Seacrest.[50]

Other work[edit]

In 2004, Maher appeared on stage as Satan in The Steve Allen Theater production of "Hollywood Hell House", a spoof of the Christian-run hell houses. The show was a faithful reproduction of an evangelistic scare-experience written by Reverend Keenan Roberts to terrify teenagers into declaring themselves Christians. "Our faith is that putting this up as itself, it will hoist itself on its own petard, that it's comical just as it is," explained producer Maggie Rowe. The show featured a rotating cast of over 160 celebrities, including Andy Richter (Jesus), Richard Belzer, Dave Thomas, Traci Lords, Craig Bierko, Sarah Silverman, and Julia Sweeney.[51]

Maher and director Larry Charles teamed up to make the movie Religulous, described by trade publication Variety as a documentary "that spoofs religious extremism across the world". It was released on October 3, 2008.[52][53]

In 2013, Maher became one of the executive producers for the HBO newsmagazine series Vice.[54][55] Also in 2013, Maher appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and offered to pay $5 million to a charity if Donald Trump would produce his birth certificate to prove that Trump's mother had not mated with an orangutan. Maher said this reportedly in response to Trump having previously challenged President Barack Obama to produce his birth certificate, and having offered $5 million payable to a charity of Obama's choice if Obama would produce his college applications, transcripts, and passport records.[56][57]

In response to Maher's offer, Trump produced his birth certificate, and then Trump launched a lawsuit after Maher was not forthcoming, claiming that Maher's $5 million offer was legally binding. "I don't think he was joking", Trump said. "He said it with venom."[56] Trump withdrew his lawsuit against the comedian after eight weeks.[58]

On May 13, 2016, Maher and his friend Michael Moore announced on YouTube that they are going to make a movie called The Kings of Atheism.[59]

Views and beliefs[edit]


Maher and Ingrid Newkirk, founder of PETA. Maher is on the board of directors of the animal rights group.

Maher often eschews political labels, referring to himself as "practical".[60] He identifies as liberal, but stands against political correctness. In his words, "The difference is that liberals protect people, and P.C. people protect feelings."[61]

In the past, he has also described himself as a libertarian, and has also referred to himself "as a progressive, as a sane person".[62][63]

In a 2012 panel discussion with Salman Rushdie, Maher counted himself, Rushdie, and others such as Christopher Hitchens and Sam Harris as "9/11 liberals," noting that they differentiate themselves from many mainstream liberals in saying that not all religions are alike and that they are not bigoted in criticizing a particular religion.[64] He said in a later interview: "It's ridiculous to label criticism of a religion as a phobia of a religion. I'm going to criticize any person or group that violates liberal principles...."[61]

Maher favors ending corporate welfare and federal funding of non-profits as well as the legalization of gambling, prostitution, and cannabis[clarification needed]. Maher is a member of the advisory boards for both the NORML and Marijuana Policy Project, organizations that support regulated legalization of cannabis,[65][66] and has been called "one of the brightest torches for sensible marijuana policy" and "a contemporary cannabis statesman".[67]

Maher describes himself as an environmentalist, and he has spoken in favor of the Kyoto treaty on global warming on his show Real Time. He often criticizes industry figures involved in environmental pollution.[68] He is a board member of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.[6] The comedian has noted the paradox of people claiming they distrusted "elite" politicians while at the same time wanting elite doctors to treat them and elite lawyers to represent them in court.[69]

Since the 9/11 attacks, he has endorsed certain uses of profiling at airports, saying that "Places like Israel, where they have faced terrorism for a long time, of course understand that profiling is part of all detective work. It's part of all police work. If they stop calling it profiling and start calling it high-intelligence screening or something, people would go, it's about time."[70]

He opposed the Iraq War from the beginning and has summarized his opinion by saying that the United States and the world have had to pay too high a price for the war. He is skeptical of Iraq surviving without civil war.[71]

In the 2008 U.S. presidential election, Maher announced his support for U.S. Senator Barack Obama (D-IL).[72] Although Maher welcomed Obama's electoral victory, he subjected him to criticism after he took office for not acting more boldly on health care reform and other progressive issues.[73]

On February 23, 2012, after his 'Crazy Stupid Politics' special streamed on Yahoo! Screen, Maher announced that he was contributing $1 million to Priorities USA, the Obama SuperPAC.[74][75]

On the Israeli–Palestinian conflict, Maher says he is "more on the side of the Israelis" and doesn't consider both sides equally guilty. He acknowledges that "Palestinians do have gripes", and he has been critical of U.S. financial aid to Israel, saying "they don't need our money, they can handle it themselves." Maher also notes that most Israelis would prefer a two-state solution and oppose the hard-line stance of their Israeli government, which he describes as having been taken over by their version of the Tea Party. However, Maher has defended Israel's military actions against Palestinian militants amid criticism over civilian deaths and disproportionate casualty count between Israelis and Palestinians during the 2014 Gaza war. He argues that Israel is still showing restraint, and he finds it ironic that the same people who were incredulous over how the Jews in World War II were led "to their slaughter", can't understand why they are defending themselves now.[76][77]

Maher is a gun owner, and explained in his February 12, 2013, appearance on the late-night TV talk show Conan that he owns guns for personal home protection. However, he does not identify himself as a "proud" gun owner, commenting that being a proud gun owner is akin to "saying I'm a 'proud remote control owner'". Maher has stated that statistics showing that gun owners are more likely to harm a member of their household are caused by irresponsible gun owners, and believes that tragedies such as school shootings will not lead to a fundamental change in gun laws because both Democrats and Republicans favor guns.[78] He believes the Second Amendment is "bulls—t."[79]

On June 7, 2013, Maher expressed on his show limited support for the NSA'sPRISM intelligence data collection from private phone calls and the Internet, saying that the threat of terrorists obtaining and using nuclear weapons was the tipping point for him. While he stated that he trusted the Obama administration to employ the program responsibly, he described the NSA's access to private data as a "slippery slope", and worried about whether other politicians would be as responsible.[80]

In the leadup to the 2014 midterm elections, Maher conducted a "Flip a District" contest on his HBO show. His audience was asked to select one "terrible, entrenched" member of Congress in a close election race—"the loserest loser of all"—to remove from office. Maher aimed to help oust that representative by shining a "national spotlight" on the politician during segments of his show and stand-up comedy appearances in that member's district during the Fall election.[81][82] Maher ultimately selected Republican Representative John Kline from Minnesota's 2nd congressional district, but he failed to prevent him from winning against his Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party opponent Mike Obermueller.[83]

Maher endorsed a 2014 Maine referendum to ban the use of bait, traps and dogs to hunt bears in Maine. He specifically criticized the use of bait, referring to its use as "nothing but an execution".[84]

Maher used to support the death penalty, but has since been opposed to it. When Virginia abolished capital punishment in 2021, he was ecstatic that they had done so.[85]

In 2015, Maher criticized Barack Obama's visit to Saudi Arabia, a close U.S. ally, saying: "Stop respecting their medieval bullshit under the guise of, 'It's their culture.'"[86]

In the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Maher initially endorsed Senator Bernie Sanders on February 5, 2016. Maher later announced his support for Hillary Clinton after Sanders had lost the Democratic Party primary elections.[87] In October 2016, Maher criticized WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange for publishing leaks from the DNC's emails, saying: "I really feel like he's lost his way a little, and he hates Hillary."[88] On March 31, 2017, following her defeat, Maher responded on air to suggestions Clinton was ready to end her low profile and speak out: "Hillary, stay in the woods. Okay. You had your shot. You f*cked it up. You're Bill Buckner. We had the World Series, and you let the grounder go through your legs. Let someone else have the chance."[89]

Maher said an economic recession would be "worth it" if Donald Trump doesn't get re-elected in 2020. He said: "We have survived many recessions. We can't survive another Donald Trump term."[90]

In 2019, Maher denounced the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions, saying: "It's predicated on this notion ... I think it's very shallow thinking that the Jews in Israel are mostly white and Palestinians are mostly brown, so they must be innocent and correct and the Jews must be wrong."[91] He responded to Rep. Rashida Tlaib's call to boycott his talk show: "Some people have one move only: boycott. Cancel. Make-go-away. But here's the thing, the house voted 318 to 17 to condemn the #BDS movement, including 93% of Dems. Does Tlaib want to boycott 93% of her own party?".[92]

Maher has been critical of the #MeToo movement, describing it as McCarthyite.[93][94] He has supported Chris Matthews against allegations of sexual harassment.[95]

He is also against cancel culture from the left (such as the firing of Megyn Kelly following her comments on blackface).[96]

In 2020, he criticized those who equated using the term "Wuhan virus" with racism, stating, "Scientists...have been naming diseases after the places they came from for a very long time. Zika is from the Zika Forest, Ebola from the Ebola River, hantavirus the Hantan River. There's the West Nile virus and Guinea worm and Rocky Mountain spotted fever and, of course, the Spanish flu." He added: "This has nothing to do with Asian Americans, and it has everything to do with China."[97]

Over the course of 20 different editions of Real Time with Bill Maher broadcast between April 13, 2018, and August 7, 2020[98] and in several press interviews,[99] Maher predicted that Donald Trump would refuse to concede any loss in the 2020 United States presidential election, dedicating a 'New Rules' end segment to the subject on January 25, 2020.[100] Maher highlighted Trump's own public references to Maher's assertions that Trump was "not going to leave", and quoted Trump's March 14, 2019, assertion that "I have the support of the police, the military, the bikers [for Trump]" and "the tough people",[101] citing this as evidence that Trump would seek to remain in office by force. Maher predicted there would be violence by armed Trump supporters attempting to keep Trump in power and criticized Democratic Party politicians for not taking the threat seriously:

"So my question to all Democratic candidates is: what's the plan? If you win, and the next day he claims he's voiding the election because of irregularities he's hearing about, what do you do? What do you do when the crowd that was in Virginia this week, 22,000 strong, marches on Washington? This is a scary moment. And when I've asked Democrats, 'What do we do if he doesn't go?', their answer is always some variation of 'We have to win big!'... First of all, NO! No, we don't have to win by a landslide! Jesus, fucking Democrats! I am so sick of Democrats volunteering to play by two different sets of rules. That's the new paradigm? Republicans can win by one vote, but we're not legitimate unless it's a landslide? Fuck. And two, do you really think it would matter if it was? That they would suddenly get rational about math and facts? They believe Hillaryran a pedophile ring out of a pizza parlor!"

Maher later said in an August 15, 2020, interview with Vanity Fair that "we've baked it into the cake that he's not going to leave."[102] In the September 25, 2020, edition of Real Time, Maher criticised the framing of a New York Times story by Michael Crowley headlined 'Trump Won't Commit to Peaceful Transfer of Power', which ran on page 15 of the print edition of the paper. Maher asserted that, "I got no help from the New York Times, Washington Post, [or] CNN", adding that the media "should have amplified" the severity of Trump's threats that he would refuse to concede or commit to a peaceful transition of power.[103]


See also: Religulous

Protesters outside Ryerson Universityawaiting the arrival of Bill Maher on September 6, 2008

Maher is highly critical of all religion and views it as highly destructive. He has been described, or self-identified, variously as an agnostic, atheist, and apatheist, while objecting to having his views defined by a single label. In his 2008 feature film Religulous, he refers to himself as agnostic.[104] He has rejected being grouped with explicit atheists, saying in 2002, "I'm not an atheist. There's a really big difference between an atheist and someone who just doesn't believe in religion. Religion to me is a bureaucracy between man and God that I don't need, but I'm not an atheist, no."[105] Maher has also occasionally referred to himself as an apatheist, saying in 2011 "I don't know what happens when you die, and I don't care." When discussing his apatheism and his views on the existence of God, he said on a scale from 1 to 7 (7 being "absolutely certain there is no god"), he was only at 6.9, like Richard Dawkins, "because we just don't know ... but we just don't think about it." He added, "There's atheist and there's agnostic, and I'm okay with us not splitting the difference on those; if you are just not a super-religious person, you are on my team."[106] Several months later on a 2012 episode of his HBO show, Maher declared that "idiots must stop claiming that atheism is a religion [...] believe it or not, I don't really enjoy talking about religion all the time. In fact, not only is atheism not a religion, it's not even my hobby, and that's the best thing about being an atheist. It requires so little of your time."[107] He has reiterated his stance during other interviews, rejecting both the certitude of the existence, as well as the certitude of nonexistence of deities, concluding, "I'm saying that doubt is the only appropriate response for human beings."[108]

While critical of all organized religions, saying "they're all stupid and dangerous", Maher says all religions are not alike, and has drawn comparisons and contrasts between them.[109][64] He has said, "By any standard, Mormonism is more ridiculous than any other religion."[110] He has referred to tenets of Judaism as "insane" and "funny", and has said Buddhism "includes crazy whack shit that doesn't exist, that somebody made up, like reincarnation".[76] He has described Christianity and Islam as more "warlike", and has asserted that, like historic Christianity, present-day Islam needs to undergo its own reformation and enlightenment.[111]

In defense of his criticism of Islam, Sharia law and Muslim culture, Maher says he is "... someone who believes in the values that Western people believe in that a lot of the Muslim world does not. Like separation of church and state. Like equality of the sexes. Like respect for minorities, free elections, free speech, freedom to gather. These things are not just different from cultures that don't have them.... It's better... I would like to keep those values here."[112] Citing studies and poll results by Pew Research Center, the World Economic Forum and others, Maher says the human rights violations and "illiberal ideas" found in Islam are not extremist views held by a small minority but are supported by a majority of citizens in Muslim countries. Maher has criticized liberals as hypocritical for defending these core liberal values and ideals only at home, while not condemning the oppression of these values and groups in Muslim culture.[111][113] Regarding the more recent publicity generated by his stance in the ongoing debate, Maher says he thinks people are finally paying closer attention to a conversation that they need to have. "I'm just shining a light on the reality of the situation. I don't even understand why this is so controversial."[111]

Maher received the 2009 Richard Dawkins Award from Atheist Alliance International.[114] He was an advisory board member of author Sam Harris's Project Reason, a foundation that promotes scientific knowledge and secular values within society.[citation needed]

Health care[edit]

Maher supports the establishment of a Medicare-for-Alluniversalsingle-payer health care system, and has consistently[115] agreed with the proposal since 2011.[116] Maher has stated that the American Medical Association is a powerful lobbying group and one of the primary reasons why the United States had failed to enact health care reform in the decades prior to the passage of the Affordable Care Act.[117][118] On the topic of getting the Affordable Care Act passed, in 2009 Maher stated that Obama should forget about trying to get 60 votes for it because "he only needs 51.": "Forget getting the sixty votes or sixty percent—sixty percent of people don't believe in evolution in this country—he just needs to drag them to it, like I said, they're stupid; get health care done, with or without them."[119] On Fox News in a televised debate with Bill O'Reilly, Maher said that "if Jesus was in charge of the country we'd probably have health care for everybody."[120]

Maher has expressed the view that a lot of illness is the result of poor diet and lack of exercise, and that medicine is often not the most appropriate way of addressing illness. In an episode of his show about the 2008 presidential candidates' health plans, Maher stated that poor nutrition is a primary cause of illness, and that "the answer isn't another pill."[121] He also has said: "If you believe you need to take all the pills the pharmaceutical industry says you do, then you're already on drugs!"[122] He has expressed his distaste for the pharmaceutical and health care industries in general, on the grounds that they make their money out of treating people who are made sick by consuming unhealthy food that corporations push on the public. He maintains that mass consumption of high-fructose corn syrup is a contributor to the rise in frequency of obesity in the United States.[123]

In a discussion with Michael Moore about the film Sicko, Maher said, "The human body is pretty amazing; it doesn't get sick, usually, for no reason. I mean, there's some genetic stuff that can get to you, but, basically, people are sick in this country because they're poisoned. The environment is a poisoning factor, but also, we gotta say, they poison themselves. They eat shit. People eat shit, and that's, to my way of thinking, about 90 percent of why people are sick, is because they eat shit."[124]

Tara Parker-Pope and former Senator (R-TN) Dr. Bill Frist, a physician, have called his criticism of the H1N1 flu vaccinations unscientific.[125] Infectious diseases expert Paul Offit has written that misinformation about vaccines from celebrities like Maher has put children at unnecessary risk. Offit says that celebrities like Maher are seen as "less credible" and would still be considered just "great entertainment" if they weren't joined by the former Director of the National Institutes of Health, Dr. Bernadine Healy and influential pediatrician, Dr. Robert Sears.[126]

Surgical OncologistDavid Gorski criticized Maher's claims about vaccines several times on ScienceBlogs, and when Maher received the Richard Dawkins Award in 2009, Gorski wrote it was inappropriate.[127] Skeptics, including magician and popular science writer Martin Gardner,[128]neurologistSteven Novella,[129] and magician Jamy Ian Swiss have also strongly rebuked Maher, characterizing him as anti-science, uninformed and potentially endangering the health of fans who take his "non-medical" advice.[130] Maher responded to the criticism, saying, "What I've read about what they think I'm saying is not what I've said. I'm not a germ theory denier. I believe vaccinations can work. Polio is a good example. Do I think in certain situations that inoculating Third World children against malaria or diphtheria, or whatever, is right? Of course. In a situation like that, the benefits outweigh costs. But to me living in Los Angeles? To get a flu shot? No."[131] In 2019, Gorski again criticized Maher's HBO interview with the doctor Jay Gordon and Maher's claims about vaccines (in particular, the influenza vaccine), spreading out vaccinations and the possibility of a link between vaccines and autism, which is debunked according to consensus science.[132]

Cannabis advocacy[edit]

Maher, who has a California medical marijuana card, openly and publicly uses cannabis and has been a visible supporter of cannabis law reform. He has been on the advisory board both of NORML and the Marijuana Policy Project.[133] He sold pot while in college at Cornell and credits it for making his college and the beginning of his career as a comic possible.[134]


Maher was honored by High Times as "Top Pot Comic in 2006" and Real Time won a Stony Award in 2006 for "Best Cable News Show". High Times later designated him as "Stoner of the Year".[135]


Maher has been a critic of 9/11 conspiracy theories. On October 19, 2007, Maher confronted several 9/11 truthers and had them ejected from his show audience after they interrupted the live show numerous times by calling out from the audience. The incident drew significant media attention and praise from Fox News talk show host and frequent critic John Gibson.[136]

In November 2018 and January 2019, Maher stated in a blog post, in an interview with Larry King, and during a "New Rules" segment of Real Time with Bill Maher, that he questions Stan Lee's legacy, that comic books are not literature, and that adult fans of comic books "need to grow up".[137][138][139]

On April 16, 2021, Maher called media coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic "panic porn" and added that "When all of our sources for medical information have an agenda to spin us, yeah, you wind up with a badly misinformed population, including on the left".[140]


Maher has said his influences include Lenny Bruce, Woody Allen, Steve Allen, Johnny Carson, Robert Klein, and George Carlin.[141][142]

Comedians who have said they were influenced by Maher are Chris Rock[143] and Seth MacFarlane.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Maher has never married.[144][145] Regarding marriage, Maher is quoted on his website as saying, "I'm the last of my guy friends to have never gotten married, and their wives—they don't want them playing with me. I'm like the escaped slave—I bring news of freedom."[146]

In 2003, he began dating former Playboy Cyber Girl Coco Johnsen. In November 2004, at the end of their 17-month relationship, Johnsen sued Maher for US$9 million for "pain and suffering" for alleged "insulting, humiliating and degrading racial comments". Her suit stated that Maher promised to marry her and father her children, support her financially and buy a house in Beverly Hills. Johnsen's suit also alleged that she quit her job as a flight attendant and occasional model to be with him.[147] Maher's lawyers in their response, filed on November 23, 2004, in Los Angeles County Superior Court said Maher is a "confirmed bachelor, and a very public one at that" who "never promised to marry [Johnsen] or to have children with her".[148] Maher's filing stated that, after the relationship had ended, Johnsen "launched a campaign to embarrass, humiliate, and extort ridiculous sums of money from Bill Maher". Johnsen had previously accused another former boyfriend of rape and kidnapping in 1997, and the charges were later dismissed for lack of evidence.[149][150][151] The lawsuit was dismissed on May 2, 2005.[152][153]

In 2005, Maher began dating Karrine Steffans, best-selling author and former hip hop model.[154][155][156]

When commentators suggested there was a pattern to his dating because both his girlfriend and former girlfriend were black, Maher said, "People say I'm into black women. Robert De Niro is into black women. I'm just into women who are real, and they happen to be black."[155] From 2009 to 2011, Maher dated former adjunct professor, science educator, and current Skeptics' Guide to the Universe co-host Cara Santa Maria.[145][157] In 2014, Maher was dating Ontario-born singer Anjulie Persaud.[158]

In 2012, Maher purchased a minority ownership interest in the New York Mets.[159]

On May 13, 2021, Maher tested positive for COVID-19. That week's show taping was subsequently canceled.[160]



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