Norm Macdonald, former Saturday Night Live legend and highly respected stand up comedian, offered some harsh criticism for Bill Maher this week.
Macdonald, who has often criticized comedic “hacks” like Bill Maher who think they are edgy by bashing Christians, had this to say about the liberal loon.
What about Bill Maher? He’s both political and an outspoken atheist.
Yeah, yeah. I find him completely unfunny. Like, maybe the unfunniest person I’ve ever encountered that’s called a comedian. I like his show because of the arguing back and forth, and he knows a lot about politics. But the worst is when he forces you to sit on the panel while he does his New Rules, which are just a bunch of jokes. And you have to sit there, a foot from the dude with a camera in your face. You’d think he would just excuse them, but no, you have to sit there and watch.
And you’re expected to laugh.
Yeah, of course. You have to laugh like a banshee. I like watching actual political guys who know their stuff. One time Bill Maher was on Meet the Press, and it was hilarious. George Will like tore into him, because once you get in with the big boys who actually do it for a living, it doesn’t matter what you know. George Will had huge contempt for him and was slapping him around, and suddenly Bill Maher wasn’t confident at all anymore. It was really funny to watch.
Norm’s brilliant critique of Maher as a complete charlatan was on point, but the video he eluded to is even funnier.
About five years ago, ABC put Al Sharpton, George Will and Bill Maher on the panel for their Sunday show This Week.
The result, well, see for yourself.
As you can see, George Will completely undressed Bill Maher on the air for his nonsensical arguments and incorrect facts. That’s what happens when you put a comedian in a room with people who actually know about politics, minus Al Sharpton of course.
Norm is absolutely right. It’s not brave for a West Hollywood liberal to make cracks about Christians. If anything, it’s extremely pedestrian.