For more than twenty years, Maher has set the boundaries of where funny, political talk can go on American television. First on “Politically Incorrect” and for the last fourteen years on HBO’s “Real Time,” Maher’s combination of honesty and big laughs have garnered him 38 Emmy nominations. Maher won his first Emmy in 2014 as executive producer for the HBO series, “VICE.” In addition to his television program, Maher has written five bestsellers: “True Story,” “Does Anybody Have a Problem with That? Politically Incorrect’s Greatest Hits,” “When You Ride Alone, You Ride with Bin Laden,” “New Rules: Polite Musings from a Timid Observer,” and “The New New Rules: A Funny Look at How Everybody But Me Has Their Head Up Their Ass.” Maher started his career as a stand-up comedian in 1979 and still performs at least fifty dates a year across the country. Four of his ten stand-up specials for HBO have been nominated for Emmy awards.