In the 1980s, Maher appeared often on "The Tonight Show" and accepted bit parts in movies and television. In 1993, he finally hit the big time with the Comedy Central series "Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher," in which the acerbic host moderated topical debates among various celebrity guests.
In 1996, the show moved to ABC, where it held its own against Jay Leno and David Letterman, but Maher's controversial comments following the 9/11 attacks led to the show's cancellation. Not long after, Maher came back strong with "Real Time with Bill Maher" on HBO, an hour-long weekly version of his old format.
This adaptation of Joe Klein's roman à clef, a thinly veiled take on Bill Clinton's campaign for the 1992 Democratic nomination, stars John Travolta as a presidential hopeful embroiled in sex scandals. Emma Thompson plays his long-suffering wife.
- The Unbelievers
- The Party's Over
- The Aristocrats
- Bill Maher: I'm Swiss
- Comedy Club Shoot-out: Vol. 1
- D.C. Cab
- House II: The Second Story
- Bill Maher: Be More Cynical
- See How They Run
- Bill Maher: Victory Begins at Home
- Comedy Club Superstars
- Escape to Canada
- The Henry Rollins Show: Season 1
- Bill Maher: New Rules
- A/k/a Tommy Chong
- Bill Maher: The Decider
- Larry King Live: Greatest Interviews
- The Hempire Strikes Back
- Lord, Save Us from Your Followers
- Platinum Comedy: Vol. 4: Jeff Dunham
- Bill Maher...But I'm Not Wrong