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“Real Time” host Bill Maher took a swipe at Stephen Colbert and his different late-night colleagues for their fixed pandering to liberal audiences, insisting they don’t really have their very own “takes” on present occasions. 

On Sunday’s installment of his “Club Random” podcast, Maher and fellow comic Jim Gaffigan speculated about the way forward for late-night programming, particularly with the writers strike going for several months. 

“I really like all these guys, I do, however… the system of ‘Real Time,’ clearly it’s much less of a star interview, flip and burn factor, however prefer it hasn’t felt any of the consequences of that,” Gaffigan stated. “Like I feel this strike goes to kill the late night time present that we grew up with.”

“Why is the strike killing it?” Maher requested. “I don’t get it.”

“Well, as a result of it’s off the air,” Gaffigan responded. 

Maher then questioned how late night time as an “artwork type” has lasted this lengthy within the trendy period whereas separating his personal HBO program, which has additionally been halted due to the writers’ strike, from his different opponents. 

“This is, once more, no knock on the guys who do it, however I don’t know the way this artwork type has survived up till now,” Maher stated. “I imply, I perceive why I’m on as a result of I’m on HBO. It’s an hour with out commercials. And I imply, sorry, it’s much more entertaining, it’s much more edgy, it’s much more unpredictable. And it’s true discuss. I get that. What I don’t get is that this period of watching — what sponsors are sponsoring a present that’s on after most individuals go to mattress in an period when you are able to do something at any time.”

Bill Maher claimed on an episode of his podcast that late night hosts pander to their audience instead of sharing their real "takes" on current events.
Bill Maher claimed on an episode of his podcast that late night time hosts pander to their viewers as a substitute of sharing their actual “takes” on present occasions.
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Maher said hosts like Stephen Colbert only "say exactly what a liberal audience wants  them to say."
Maher stated hosts like Stephen Colbert solely “say precisely what a liberal viewers desires them to say.”
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He continued, “You know, you may watch anything- you get into mattress, you may watch Netflix, you may watch HBO, you may watch YouTube, you may watch something that was ever made, or do video video games. Even in case you needed to watch this late night time stuff, wouldn’t you watch it someday when you might zip by way of the commercials and simply see the stuff you want. It simply appears so anachronistic. I don’t know the way it survives till now.”

Gaffigan tried to clarify why exhibits belonging to Colbert in addition to Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon have lasted so long as they have, telling Maher folks “develop a relationship” with them and “need to hear Colbert’s take concerning the day.”

“It’s not a take. Those guys don’t have takes,” Maher interjected. “I have takes. I have a tackle issues. What they do is say precisely what a liberal viewers desires them to say about that. That’s not a take. I imply, I’m not saying it’s not honest. I assume it’s on their half. But even when it wasn’t, that’s what they’d do. There’s by no means a second the place you don’t know exactly- ‘oh that is the right perspective on that.’” 

Maher said his show "Real Time" is more entertaining and "edgy" than other late night talk shows.
Maher stated his present “Real Time” is extra entertaining and “edgy” than different late night time discuss exhibits.
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It has been over 120 days since the writers strike began, which has compelled all of the late-night exhibits to go off the air since late April. 

Last week, Colbert together with Kimmel, Fallon, Seth Meyers and John Oliver, launched a podcast in hopes of elevating cash for their writing workers because the strike continues. 

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