Last Friday, the controversial Late Night host Bill Maher announced the President of the United States, Barack Obama, would finally appear on his HBO talk show ‘Real Time’ on November 4.
Maher and his team have been trying to get President Obama on the HBO show for years. The episode of ‘Real Time with Bill Maher’ featuring Barack Obama will be an all-time exclusive since it will air the last Friday before Election Day which is on Tuesday.
Obama has been doing the rounds on several late night shows, including his notable appearance on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ last week. The President of the U.S. will finish his term in January and either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump will succeed him in office.
Barack Obama on ‘Real Time with Bill Maher’ promises to be spicy
Bill Maher is famous for not holding back. The 60-year-old has a lengthy career in television spanning over 20 years and two shows on three different channels.
Maher is perhaps best known for his liberal views and dark sense of humor. ‘Real Time with Bill Maher’ satirizes much of the political landscape both global and domestic and provides legitimate insight from panel members with opposing or complementary points of view.
President Barack Obama has shown in the past he is able not only to take a joke but also to make them. On his way out of office, he seems much more comfortable talking to different figures like Maher who could go at him.
Maher famously donated $1 million to Obama’s reelection campaign back in 2012, and the show’s petition for the President to be on the show was filed back in January this year. The petition had over 300,000 signatures at the moment of the official White House confirmation.
‘Real Time with Bill Maher’ has covered the current electoral race thouroughly
Maher has had his fair share of high-profile guests during these presidential elections. The comedian has a lengthy career and a matching list of friends and contacts in the political scene that have made for some stellar moments in the show the last few months.
The Republican author Ann Coulter and her recurring appearances on the show have been a highlight throughout this campaign. Coulter, a Trump supporter, famously claimed the business mogul would get the nomination back during the primaries.
Everyone at the panel laughed at her, including Maher, who has since invited Coulter several times to talk more about Donald Trump and his ongoing presidential campaign as the official Republican Candidate for the U.S. presidency.
Other notable guests include the ex-democratic candidate and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, who swung by HBO three months ago to ask his supporters to get behind Hillary.
Back in August Maher had the Wikileaks founder Julian Assange on the show following the massive DNC leaks. Most recently, the host interviewed Trump’s campaign manager Kellyanne Conway, also a longtime friend of his.
President Obama will stop by HBO on November 4 to get real with Bill Maher just before the presidential elections on Tuesday, November 8.