Michael Moore and Guests at the 2015 Traverse City Film Festival
Michael Moore and Guests at the 2015 Traverse City Film Festival | Jane Boursaw Photo

Michael Moore, Gloria Steinem and Bill Maher all on the same stage? Yep, on this week’s Real Time With Bill Maher.

Michael Moore’s home base is Traverse City (my town!), and of course, is the founder of the Traverse City Film Festival, so it’s always fun seeing where he is out and about in the world.

Moore will be on REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER, as it continues its 14th season FRIDAY, FEB. 5 (10:00-11:00 p.m. live ET/tape-delayed PT), with a replay at midnight, exclusively on HBO. Check out the show’s official site here and Michael Moore’s site here.


The show gives Maher the perfect platform to offer his unique perspective on contemporary issues, including his opening monologue, roundtable discussions with panelists, and interviews with guests. And it’s also fun and informative.


On the Feb. 5 show, feminist Gloria Steinem is the top-of-show interview guest, with documentary filmmaker Michael Moore the mid-show interview guest. The roundtable guests are humorist P.J. O’Rourke, TV host Alex Wagner and political commentator Armstrong Williams.

Other HBO playdates: Feb. 7 (1:30 p.m.), 8 (5:35 a.m.), 9 (4:30 p.m.) and 10 (3:20 a.m.)

HBO2 playdates: Feb. 5 (3:30 a.m.), 6 (9:45 a.m., 11:20 p.m.), 7 (5:00 p.m.) and 9 (11:15 p.m.)

REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER is also available on HBO NOW, HBO GO and HBO On Demand.

The show has already been renewed for a 15th season of 35 editions, scheduled for 2017.

Real Time With Bill Maher | HBO Photo
Real Time With Bill Maher | HBO Photo

Politico has hailed Maher as “a pugnacious debater and a healthy corrective to the claptrap of cable news,” while Variety noted, “There may not be a more eclectic guest list on all of television.”

Maher headlined his first special on the network in 1989 and has starred in ten solo specials to date, including the hour-long presentations “Bill Maher: Live from D.C.,” “Bill Maher…But I’m Not Wrong,” “The Decider” and “I’m Swiss” (both nominated for an Emmy in the Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special category), “Victory Begins at Home,” “Be More Cynical,” “The Golden Goose Special” and “Stuff That Struck Me Funny,” and two half-hour stand-up specials, plus the specials “30 Seconds Over Washington” and “Comic Relief VI™.”

Maher is also an executive producer of the innovative news magazine show “VICE,” which returns for its fourth season immediately following this week’s show on HBO.

The executive producers of REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER are Bill Maher, Scott Carter, Sheila Griffiths, Brad Grey, Marc Gurvitz, Dean E. Johnsen and Billy Martin; co- executive producer, Chris Kelly; producer, Matt Wood; director, Paul Casey.


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