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Maher, Bill

Overview
Works: 66 works in 192 publications in 2 languages and 10,223 library holdings
Genres: Humor  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Posters  Nonfiction television programs  Documentary television programs  Fiction  Television comedies  History  Biography 
Roles: Author, Actor, Interviewee, Performer, Narrator
Classifications: PN6165, 791.4572
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Bill Maher
 
Most widely held works by Bill Maher
New rules : polite musings from a timid observer by Bill Maher( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bill Maher is on the forefront of the new wave of comedians who influence and shape political debate through their comedy. He is best known not just for being funny, but for advocating truth over sensitivity and taking on the political establishment. Maher first came to national attention as the host of the hit ABC-TV program Politically Incorrect, where he offered a combustible mixture of irreverence and acerbic humor that helped him to garner a loyal following, as well as a reputation for being a controversial bad boy. Bill Maher's popular HBO television show, Real Time, has put Maher more front and center than ever before. Particularly one regular segment on the show, entitled "New Rules," has been a hit with his ever-growing legion of fans. It is the part of the show during which Maher takes serious aim, bringing all of his intelligence, incisiveness, wit, and his signature exasperation to bear on topics ranging from cell phones ("I don't need my cell phone to take pictures or access the Internet. I just need it to make a phone call. From everywhere! Not just the places it likes!") to fast food ("No McDonald's in hospitals. I'm not kidding!) to the conservative agenda ("Stop claiming it's an agenda. It's not an agenda. It's a random collection of laws that your corporate donors paid you to pass."). His bestselling book, New Rules, brings these brilliantly conceived riffs and rants to the written page. This new edition of the book also features some brand-new material
Religulous by Larry Charles( Visual )

24 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and German and held by 1,419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Though fashioned as popular entertainment with laughs, light moments, and mostly humorous segments, Maher and the filmmakers are serious in castigating the body of literature whose influence on human history has been overwhelmingly negative. A globe-hopping Maher interviews various representatives of the Western religious faiths of Christianity, Judaism, Islam, and Mormonism. If, as Maher states, 16% of the U.S. population identifies as secular humanists who don't believe in God, then that's a large cross section of the country whose voices are muffled by the status quo. It is to them, not believers, Maher speaks--preaching the gospel of doubt
When you ride alone you ride with bin Laden : what the government should be telling us to help fight the War on Terrorism by Bill Maher( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 1,115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a series of images, inspired by historic war posters, that encourage the American people to conserve energy, take more interest in foreign affairs, and advance the War on Terrorism, and provides supporting arguments
The new new rules : a funny look at how everybody but me has their head up their ass by Bill Maher( Book )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From bestselling author and host of HBO's "Real Time," Bill Maher's new book of political riffs serves up a savagely funny set of rules for preserving sanity in an insane world
New rules : polite musings from a timid observer by Bill Maher( Recording )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bill Maher takes serious aim, bringing all of his incisiveness, wit, and his signature exasperation to bear on topics ranging from cell phones to fast food to the conservation agenda
Make 'em laugh : the funny business of America( Visual )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The documentary explores the currents of American comedy throughout a century of social and political change, illuminating how comedy has tackled and poked fun at our political system, race relations, gender issues, and the prevailing American standards and taboos in everyday life. Melding performance, biography and history, it features interviews with over 90 comedians, writers, producers, and historians
Does anybody have a problem with that? : Politically incorrect's greatest hits by Bill Maher( Book )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brief essays from the television series offer a humorous perspective on politics, celebrities, feminism, education, beauty pageants, President Clinton, and social issues
The new new rules : [a funny look at how everybody but me has their head up their ass] by Bill Maher( Recording )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From bestselling author and host of HBO's "Real Time," Bill Maher's new book of political riffs serves up a savagely funny set of rules for preserving sanity in an insane world
True story : a comedy novel by Bill Maher( Book )

12 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five young men try to make it in the world of stand-up comedy. They are Buck, Dick, Shit, Fat and Chink, the names reflecting their specialties, which range from body functions to racial identity. The author is the host of the TV cable comedy, Politically Incorrect
When you ride ALONE you ride with bin Laden : [what the government SHOULD be telling us to help fight the war on terrorism] by Bill Maher( Recording )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After September 11th, when Bill Maher offended easily-offended people with a widely misunderstood remark, Ari Fleischer said that people need to watch what they say and do. In this very funny but ultimately serious, provocative but truly patriotic book, Bill prescribes what Americans can do to defend our nation."--Container
The boondocks( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When his new album tanks, Thugnificent is faced with the horror of getting a real job, and Ruckus finds his musical soulmate in famed racist country-western singer Jimmy Rebel. After a checkup, Granddad meets a young black woman who asks him out on a date, but the only person who can spoil Granddad's new romance is Granddad, and more
Bill Maher : "--but I'm not wrong." by Bill Maher( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this freewheeling, no-holds-barred performance before a packed house in Raleigh, North Carolina, Bill fearlessly and hilariously lets loose on a comprehensive set of unique insights and controversial topics: the 'Great Recession, ' fake patriotism, President Obama, Michael Jackson, the drug war, health care, the Tea Party movement, reverse racism, religion, and much more, including the first-ever burka fashion show
The best of the original An evening at the Improv( Visual )

2 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four DVD box set features the best and funniest comedians to have performed at the iconic Improv Club in Los Angeles including the likes of; Billy Crystal, Howie Mandel, Jim Carrey, Phyllis Diller, Leslie Nielsen, Jackie Mason, and 67 other outstanding comedians. Twelve hours of classic comedy chosen from the first 52 original hours of the television series called 'An Evening At The Improv.' This Special Edition is the first time this rare original footage has ever been released on DVD
Bill of rights bill of responsibilities( Visual )

5 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This fast-paced commentary on historical and modern implications of the Bill of Rights provokes students to consider the responsibilities accompanying those rights
Smothered : the censorship struggles of The Smothers Brothers comedy hour( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revealed is how this groundbreaking comedy television program became a hot bed of controversy, igniting laughter and social consciousness across a nation. Tells the story of censorship struggles. On CBS from 1967 until it was cancelled in 1969, the beloved hosts pioneered a turning point in American television history
Bill Maher : Victory begins at home( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bill takes on his favorite subjects with a vengence - sex, politics, religion, and war. His other subjects of ridicule include cultural clashes, marriage, commerce and fashion
Bill Maher( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In an all-new solo HBO comedy special, Maher offers his candid opinions on a wide range of social and political issues including sex, drugs, Iraq, immigrantion, President Bush, and much more
Bill Maher : new rules by Bill Maher( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of New rules segments from the HBO show Real Time with Bill Maher, covering such topics as politics, fast food, cell phones, and gas prices
Stupidity( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A humorous examination of stupidity in contemporary American culture, covering: the effects of television and mass media on the American intellect; the "dumbing down" of American culture; the popularity of Steve-O and Jackass; role of religion in willful stupidity; the identifaction of many Americans with George W. Bush; the evolution of such concepts as "idiot" and "moron."
Bill Maher : be more cynical by Bill Maher( Visual )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The host of the late night hit "Politically incorrect" returns to HBO for his fifth solo special, focusing on advice for those who need a new credo for the new millennium
 
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New rules : polite musings from a timid observer
Alternative Names
Bill Maher Amerikaans filmacteur

Bill Maher amerikai humorista, színész, műsorvezető

Bill Maher amerikansk komiker och skådespelare

Bill Maher amerikansk stand-up komiker

Bill Maher comico, conduttore televisivo, autore televisivo, opinionista, scrittore e attore statunitense

Bill Maher humoriste américain

Bill Maher presentador de televisión estadounidense

Bill Maher US-amerikanischer Komiker, Schauspieler, Schriftsteller, Fernsehproduzent, Fernsehmoderator

Бил Мар

Билл Мар американский комедийный актёр, телеведущий, социальный критик, политический комментатор и автор книг

Білл Мар американський комік, актор, письменник і продюсер

ביל מאהער אמעריקאנער קאמיקער

ביל מאהר

ביל מאהר קומיקאי אמריקאי

بيل مار

بیل مار مجری تلویزیونی، کمدین، بازیگر، و نویسنده آمریکایی

बिल माहेर

பில் மேகர்

ബിൽ മാർ

빌 마

ビル・マー

標·馬艾

比尔·马哈尔

Languages
English (119)

German (7)

Covers
When you ride alone you ride with bin Laden : what the government should be telling us to help fight the War on TerrorismThe new new rules : a funny look at how everybody but me has their head up their assNew rules : polite musings from a timid observerDoes anybody have a problem with that? : Politically incorrect's greatest hitsTrue story : a comedy novelWhen you ride ALONE you ride with bin Laden : [what the government SHOULD be telling us to help fight the war on terrorism]Bill Maher : new rules