One week before the 2016 Election, Bill Maher sat with President Obama and discussed atheism, among other topics for Real Time with Bill Maher. I wish he had made a stronger statement, but overall it wasn’t bad.
There is a strange history behind this interview – Maher contributed $1 million towards President Obama’s campaign, and over the years the President has appeared on literally every major TV comedy show EXCEPT Bill’s Real Time show. In the summer of 2016, Maher asked viewers to participate in a Change.org campaign to have President Obama appear on Real Time before his term ended. This interview is the result of that push.