Aired the HBO special "Bill Maher: Be More Cynical" just months before the 2000 US presidential election
Made first appearance in a comedy special on HBO, as part of the network's "One Night Stand" series
Hosted an internet-exclusive talk show on Amazon.com entitled "Amazon Fishbowl"
Joined as a contributing blogger at <i>The Huffington Post</i>
Made his Broadway debut in "Bill Maher: Victory Begins at Home" (sixth stand-up special to air on HBO); received a Tony nomination
Appeared in the HBO special, "Bill Maher: The Golden Goose Special"
Made TV-movie debut in "Club Med" (ABC)
Appeared in his eighth HBO stand-up comedy special, "Bill Maher: The Decider"
Headlined the HBO Comedy Special Event, "Bill Maher: I'm Swiss"
Hosted the short-lived CBS talk show "The Midnight Hour"
Earned an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Special and Outstanding Writing For A Variety, Music Or Comedy Special (for the HBO comedy special "Bill Maher...But I'm Not Wrong")
Produced and starred in the documentary, "Religulous"
Made TV debut as a series regular on the NBC sitcom "Sara"
Began appearing on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" (NBC) and "Late Night with David Letterman" (NBC)
Hosted the New York City comedy club Catch a Rising Star
Made film debut in "D.C. Cab"
Served as moderator of "Politically Incorrect With Bill Maher" (aired on Comedy Central and later ABC); show was not renewed by ABC after he made a controversial on-air remark on Sept. 17, 2001, about the 9/11 terrorists
Scored first lead role in the cult classic "Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death"
Hosted the weekly HBO talk show, "Real Time with Bill Maher"; earned an Emmy (2010) nomination for Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Series
Premiered his second HBO special, "Bill Maher: Stuff That Struck Me Funny"
Wrote the book <i>When you ride ALONE you ride with bin Laden</i>; nominated for a Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album
Produced and appeared in the TV documentary "Bill Maher: Live from D.C."