Acerbic comic Bill Maher welcomes a panel of three guests from diverse parts of the political spectrum for a lively discussion of current events. Also usually included as part of the show are a comedic monologue and an interview with a newsmaker or political figure.
I think part of the problem is that Maher either isn't a terribly good interviewer, or some of the people he picks for the one-on-one interviews aren't necessarily the best to work with him...Things get a lot better when Maher switches over the panel, where his dominance over the conversation isn't a handicap, but instead is an effective way to keep people on track. It helps that he has one of the better panels both conceptually and individually I've seen--Rowan Kaiser, A.V. Club, September 17, 2011
Real Time With Bill Maher is a highly successful series. That Tv Show won Emmy (Primetime) Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program in 2004, Emmy (Primetime) Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program in 2005, Emmy (Primetime) Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series in 2005, Emmy (Primetime) Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series in 2006, and Emmy (Primetime) Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program in 2006. This was Hal Grant’s 2nd Tv Shows in this genre. His most popular Tv Show was Real Time With Bill Maher. You can also watch other Tv Show from that genre such as The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, Dennis Miller Live, and The Rachel Maddow Show.