Bill Maher Overview

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Born: January 20, 1956

Political comedian Bill Maher grew up in River Vale, New Jersey, where his father, William, was a news editor for NBC news and his mother, Julie, was a nurse. William was always cracking jokes in the house and passed his biting sense of humor on to his son. While attending Cornell University, Maher became interested in stand-up comedy. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, he began performing at Catch a Rising Star comedy club in New York City. Audiences didn't respond... See All

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