Bill Maher tests positive for COVID, cancels Real Time on May 14

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Bill Maher has tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, the May 14 taping of Real Time with Bill Maher was canceled.

According to HBO and Real Time, Maher tested positive during weekly staff testing for COVID-19. Maher is fully vaccinated and is reportedly feeling well and demonstrating no symptoms. The show went on to note that no other staff members have tested positive.

The May 14 show was scheduled to feature astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, author and Modern War Institute fellow Max Brooks, and podcast host Dan Carlin. The episode is set to be rescheduled for a later date.

It’s on the second week without a new episode of Real Time with Bill Maher since season 19 began back in Jan. It also ends an impressive streak by Maher.

Bill Maher ends his streak of never missing an episode of his show

Fans can certainly excuse Bill Maher for canceling the May 14 show. But the comedian and late night TV host is a little annoyed by the situation.

On Twitter, Maher thanked those who wished him well. He reiterated that he feels fine, so there isn’t really anything for him to overcome. Instead, Maher was upset that he ended his streak of never missing an episode of Politically Incorrect or Real Time.

Hopefully, Maher isn’t out of action for too long and can start a new streak soon. When he does come back, fans will be eager to hear his take on the situation. Until then, revisit some of Maher’s best segments related to the pandemic:

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