Is Real Time with Bill Maher on tonight, July 6th, 2018?

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It’s Friday night, but will there be an all new episode of Real Time with Bill Maher premiering on HBO tonight at the usual time? We have the info here!

Every Friday night is much funnier when Bill Maher is on that night. His series Real Time has been entertaining us at the end of the week for many, many years. But will we be seeing an all new episode premiering tonight, or is Maher on a hiatus?

Let’s get right to it. I’ve got bad news — there’s no new episode on tonight. Maher is taking a bit of a summer vacation, so while Season 16 isn’t over yet, we’ll be without Maher for several weeks. In fact, he’s taking the entire month of July off, so don’t count on seeing him back until next month. New episodes of Real Time with Bill Maher will resume on Aug. 3.

Recently, Maher’s name was in the headlines after some comments he had made in a Vanity Fair interview. As far as Maher is concerned, he has the funniest show in late night television. It’s a bold statement to make, but Maher’s reasoning is that he says things guaranteed to offend, while his competitors essentially play it safe by making sure never to upset their audiences.

When Maher comes back, one of this guests will be Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. After her surprising big win, it’s going to be interesting to see what she has to say to Maher about the current state of politics.  Be sure to come back in August to resume new episodes of the show!

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Real Time with Bill Maher will air Friday nights at 10 PM EST on HBO, beginning on Aug. 3. Do you agree with Maher’s stance that he’s the funniest man on late night TV? Tell us how you feel below!