American comedian, television host and political commentator, William Maher started his career as stand-up-comedian and actor. His initial pursuits included hosting the New York City comedy club ‘Catch a Rising Star’ (1979), featuring in TV series like ‘Sara’ (1985) and films like ‘D.C. Cab’ (1983) and ‘Out of Time’ (1988). His claim to fame however came with the political talk shows ‘Politically Incorrect’ (1993-2002) and ‘Real Time with Bill Maher’ (2003-Present).
This ace political commentator noted for his socio-political commentary, political satire and sarcastic approach too faced initial hiccups in getting foothold in show business. Although he started off in the late 1970s, he grabbed the spotlight much later. His career spanning over three decades saw him featuring in several films and TV shows some of which met with success while others were written off by both critics and audiences.
A look in his career-graph gives idea of his top grossing films and popular TV shows as well as the failures. These include hit films like ‘Tomcats’ (2001), ‘Iron Man 3’ (2013); successful TV shows like ‘Politically Incorrect’ and ‘Real Time with Bill Maher’; and box-office failures like ‘EDtv’ (1998) and ‘The Interview’ (2014).