"Real Time with Bill Maher" has been on the air since 2003. Bill Maher starred on his show "Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher" from 1993 to 2002, until he made controversial comments about 9/11.
Maher was originally exposed to current events at a young age by his father, who worked as a news editor for NBC. Maher dreamt of becoming a comedian, and he appeared at comedy clubs, in movies and as a stand-up guest on "The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson" and "Late Night with David Letterman." In 2013, he worked with Shane Smith on the HBO show "Vice."