30 most controversial Bill Maher moments

Real Time with Bill Maher - courtesy of HBO
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2. Bill Maher throws out 9/11 truthers disrupting the show

Bill Maher says a lot of wild things, but he does not buy into any of the 9/11 conspiracy theories. He has said as much on his HBO program Real Time, much to the displeasure of the 9/11 truthers. To protest Maher suggesting that there never was any such conspiracy, a group of 9/11 truthers showed up to a taping of Real Time to holler at Bill from the audience.

It turns out that Bill wasn’t having it. He wanted to have these people ejected from the building, but it wasn’t enough to just have security toss them out. Bill wanted to personally kick them out of the building himself. So Maher leaves the stage and goes into the audience, assisting security personnel in kicking the offending audience members out of the building.

Maher gets quite an ovation from the rest of the audience after helping getting one protester kicked out. As more and more people shout from the audience, Bill talks about how they are nutjobs, and security escorts them out as they continue to disrupt the show. Because the episode was airing live, there was nothing Maher could do but deal with the problem as it happened.