Bill Maher says he’s the funniest comedian on late night TV

Bill Maher, via HBO
Bill Maher, via HBO /

Real Time host Bill Maher is revealing in a new interview that he feels his late night competition is too safe, and Real Time is “flat-out funnier.”

Well, if nothing else, you’ve got to admire the confidence!

It goes without saying that late night television is not very kind to Donald Trump. From the broadcast comics like Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel to the HBO comedians like John Oliver and Bill Maher, they’re all essentially on the same team as “enemies” of the president. Still, Maher is not holding back on his thoughts that his show is the best of them all.

Speaking with Vanity Fair, Maher is opening up about his frustration with his competitors. Having gone onto many of those programs, Maher has observed the way they do things, and feels he handles his show completely differently. While the Real Time host is always looking to push the envelope, it seems to him the others are playing things way too safe.

“The last thing in the world that they ever want to do, the most important thing is, just do not say anything that will upset the audience. Make them cheer like f–king seals for everything we say,” Maher says of his late night cohorts. “Well, that’s just not interesting to me… and it doesn’t have a hell of a lot of integrity, I don’t think, either.”

Ouch — but he doesn’t stop there. Maher adds that, although Real Time is his show, he feels it’s funnier than everybody else’s. “I think it’s just flat-out funnier. I think my monologue is funnier,” Maher laments. Clearly, whether they agree most of the time or not, Maher

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You can read the full interview over at Vanity Fair. Do you agree with Maher’s opinion? Let us know how you feel in the comments below.