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Bill Maher Smokes A Joint Live On The Air

Bill Maher Smokes A Joint Live On The Air

Last night, Feb. 12, 2016, Bill Maher smokes a joint live on the air during his show Real Time with Bill Maher on HBO.

As part of his New Rules segment, Maher gave a very detailed accounting of the pro marijuana argument and smokes a joint near the end to reinforce his support. He also passes the joint of camera to one of his guests and a large cloud of smoke is then seen in frame.

The fact that Bill Maher smokes a joint in itself is not surprising, as he is a major supporter of ending marijuana prohibition. But last year when one of his guests lit a joint his reaction was one of concern. Obviously he ran this by the lawyers first.

From Wikipedia:

William “Bill” Maher is an American comedian, writer, producer, political commentator, actor, media critic, and television host. As a television host, he is well known for the HBO political talk show Real Time with Bill Maher. Wikipedia

Maher is known for his sarcastic attitude, political satire and sociopolitical commentary. He targets many topics including religion, politics, bureaucracies, political correctness, and the mass media.

Maher supports the legalization of cannabis and same-sex marriage. His critical views of religion were the basis for the 2008 documentary film Religulous. He is a supporter of animal rights, having served on the board of PETA since 1997, and is an advisory board member of Project Reason. In 2005, Maher ranked at number 38 on Comedy Central‘s 100 greatest stand-up comedians of all time.

Maher is a frequent commentator on various cable news networks, including CNN, MSNBC, FOX News Channel and HLN. Maher has regularly appeared on CNN’s The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer and has also been a frequent guest on MSNBC‘s Hardball with Chris Matthews, The Rachel Maddow Show, and Countdown with Keith Olbermann. He wrote the foreword for the 2002 book, Spin This!: All the Ways We Don’t Tell the Truth by show host, Bill Press.