Aired the HBO special "Bill Maher: Be More Cynical" just months before the 2000 US presidential election
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
Produced and starred in the documentary, "Religulous"
TV debut as a series regular on the NBC sitcom "Sara"
Appeared in the HBO special, "Bill Maher: The Golden Goose Special"
Began appearing on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" (NBC) and "Late Night with David Letterman" (NBC)
Host of 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
First lead role in the cult classic film, "Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death"
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 weekly HBO talk show, "Real Time with Bill Maher"; earned an Emmy (2010) nomination for Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Series
Hosted the short-lived CBS talk show "The Midnight Hour"
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
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")