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Name: Bill Maher                                                                     
Birth name: William Maher, Jr.                                                       
Born: 20 January 1956 New York City, USA                                             
William Maher, Jr., (born January 20, 1956) is an American                           
comedian, actor, writer, and producer. He hosted the late-night television talk       
show Politically Incorrect on Comedy Central and ABC, and is currently the host       
of Real Time with Bill Maher on HBO. On June 1, 2006, he also began hosting an       
Internet-exclusive talk show on entitled Amazon Fishbowl.                 
Maher is known for his political satire and sociopolitical commentary. His           
commentaries target a wide swath of topics, from the right-wing to the left-wing,     
bureaucracies of many kinds, religion, political correctness, Hollywood, the         
mass media, and persons in positions of high political and social power, among       
many others. He supports the legalization of cannabis and gay marriage and           
serves on the board of PETA. Maher is number 38 on Comedy Central's 100               
greatest stand-ups of all time.