Bill Maher, born in New York City, is a comedian known for his controversial, yet witty, commentary on politics and religion. He began his career as a stand-up comedian in the 1980s before branching out into television, hosting shows such as “Politically Incorrect” and “Real Time with Bill Maher”. Maher has won numerous awards and accolades for his work including several Primetime Emmy Awards and a Hollywood Walk of Fame star. He has also received critical acclaim for his hit performances such as his HBO stand-up specials and the documentary “Religulous”. Despite sometimes causing controversy with his bold statements, Maher continues to be a prominent voice in comedy and political commentary.