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"Our faith is that putting this up as itself, it will hoist itself on its own petard, that it's comical just as it is," explained producer Maggie Rowe.
The show featured a rotating cast of over 160 celebrities, including Andy Richter (Jesus), Richard Belzer, Dave Thomas, Traci Lords, Craig Bierko, Sarah Silverman, and Julia Sweeney.
Politically Incorrect won an array of awards, including an Emmy Award for Outstanding Technical Direction, two Cable ACE awards for Best Talk Show Series, and a Genesis Award for Best Television Talk Show. In the same year, he expressed his deep regrets and apologized after being widely criticized for comparing his dogs to retarded children.
Maher earned numerous award nominations for his producing, writing, and hosting of Politically Incorrect, including ten Emmy nominations, two TV Guide nominations, and two Writers Guild nominations. The show was canceled on June 16, 2002, and the Sinclair Broadcast Group had dropped the show from its ABC-affiliated stations months prior.
In response to Maher's offer, Trump produced his birth certificate, and then Trump launched a lawsuit after Maher was not forthcoming, claiming that Maher's million offer was legally binding. "He said it with venom." He has referred to himself as a "9/11 liberal", noting that his formerly liberal view of Islam changed as a result of the attacks on September 11, 2001, and he differentiates himself from liberals of the opinion that all religions are alike.
Maher favors ending corporate welfare and federal funding of non-profits as well as the legalization of gambling, prostitution, and cannabis.
He agreed with his guest, conservative pundit Dinesh D'Souza, that the 9/11 terrorists did not act in a cowardly manner (in rebuttal to President Bush's statement calling them cowards). In 2003, Maher became the host, co-producer, and co-writer of Real Time with Bill Maher, a weekly hour-long political comedy talk show on the cable television network HBO.Bachus said he felt the comments were demeaning to the military and treasonous.Maher stated his highest regard and support for the troops and asked why the congressman criticized him instead of doing something about the recruitment problem.Maher and director Larry Charles teamed up to make the movie Religulous, described by trade publication Variety as a documentary "that spoofs religious extremism across the world". Also in 2013, Maher appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and offered to pay million to a charity if Donald Trump would produce his birth certificate to prove that Trump's mother had not mated with an orangutan.Maher said this reportedly in response to Trump having previously challenged President Barack Obama to produce his birth certificate, and having offered million payable to a charity of Obama's choice if Obama would produce his college applications, transcripts, and passport records.