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Born: January 20, 1956 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...
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1979:
Host of the New York City comedy club Catch a Rising Star
1982:
Began appearing on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" (NBC) and "Late Night with David Letterman" (NBC)
1983:
Made film debut in "D.C. Cab"
1985:
TV debut as a series regular on the NBC sitcom "Sara"
1986:
Made TV-movie debut in "Club Med" (ABC)
1989:
First lead role in the cult classic film, "Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death"
1990:
Hosted the short-lived CBS talk show "The Midnight Hour"
1992:
First appearance in a comedy special on HBO, as part of the network's "One Night Stand" series
1993:
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
1995:
Second HBO special, "Bill Maher: Stuff That Struck Me Funny"
1997:
Appeared in the HBO special, "Bill Maher: The Golden Goose Special"
2000:
Aired the HBO special "Bill Maher: Be More Cynical" just months before the 2000 US presidential election
2002:
Wrote the book, <i>When you ride ALONE you ride with bin Laden</i>; nominated for a Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album
2003:
Made his Broadway debut in "Bill Maher: Victory Begins at Home" (sixth stand-up special to air on HBO); received a Tony nomination
2003:
Hosted the weekly HBO talk show, "Real Time with Bill Maher"; earned an Emmy (2010) nomination for Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Series
2005:
Joined as a contributing blogger at <i>The Huffington Post</i>
2005:
Headlined the HBO Comedy Special Event, "Bill Maher: I'm Swiss"
2006:
Hosted an internet-exclusive talk show on Amazon.com entitled "Amazon Fishbowl"
2007:
Appeared in his eighth HBO stand-up comedy special, "Bill Maher: The Decider"
2008:
Produced and starred in the documentary, "Religulous"
2010:
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")

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