Sep 15, 2023

Comment: He may be back, but we're still gone. (UPDATED...)

 We stopped watching Bill Maher a couple of years ago when he shifted his humor to appease the right wing, so we will not be watching when he resumes his show despite the writers strike. I'm sure he is confident he can write his own material.

The L.A. Times quotes Maher:

Bill Maher is bringing ‘Real Time’ back to HBO — without striking writers

“Despite some assistance from me, much of the staff is struggling mightily. We all were hopeful this would come to an end after Labor Day, but that day has come and gone, and there still seems to be nothing happening. I love my writers, I am one of them, but I’m not prepared to lose an entire year and see so many below-the-line people suffer so much.  

Right, Bill, it's the little people you're concerned about. Right.


(From Variety)

Bill Maher has decided to stop the clock on the return of “Real Time.”

The comedian, who last week vowed to put his topical HBO program back into production, now says he will delay it for a while longer.

“My decision to return to work was made when it seemed nothing was happening and there was no end in sight to this strike,” he said via social media. “Now that both sides have agreed to go back to the negotiating table I’m going to delay the return of ‘Real Time,’ for now, and hope they can finally get this done.” All of TV’s late-night series have gone dark in recent months due to the strike, but Maher said he could no longer stand by as so many of his below-the-line crew were going without being paid.

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