Sep 29, 2003  •  Post A Comment

Show: HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher”
Length of time in current gig: 7 months
Date of birth: Jan. 20, 1956
Place of birth: New York
Breakout moment: When ABC canceled “Politically Incorrect,” which originated on Comedy Central, for Mr. Maher’s controversial comments following 9/11, some wondered whether the embattled comedian would have a future in television. But Mr. Maher has flourished in the uncensored HBO format.
Previous credits: Host of Comedy Central’s, then ABC’s, “Politically Incorrect”; author of “When You Ride Alone, You Ride With bin Laden” and the autobiographical “True Story”; acting roles in “D.C. Cab,” “Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death” and other films.
Who knew? A vegetarian, Mr. Maher is also an animal rights activist, and is on the board of PETA.