Dave Rubin made comment on a resurfaced clip of Bill Maher admitting he is not friends with Stephen Colbert.
When Rubin appeared on the Club Random podcast, Maher admitted: “Colbert and I are not friends.”
“He doesn’t like me and I don’t like him,” the host went on to say.
However, the HBO host did make sure to mention that his relationship with ABC late-night host, Jimmy Kimmel is still well intact.
This is the first time we’re hearing of a potential feud between Colbert and Maher, who have appeared on air many times together over the years.
Stephen Colbert feeds the mainstream machine?
Maher would later agree with a number of critiques made by Dave Rubin during the podcast episode in the idea that Colbert feeds the mainstream machine.
Bill Maher has never been a regular guest on television’s traditional late-night shows, and by the looks of things, doesn’t seem too interested in maintaining a close relationship with the current lineup of hosts.
Maher continues to champion former Tonight Show host, Jay Leno who found himself in quite the controversy with Conan O’Brien many years ago. The two sat down recently for a lengthy discussion on the Club Random podcast.
As for why Maher has developed a feud with The Late Show’s Stephen Colbert, it’s very possible the two have lost their common ground after the pandemic. Maher continues to be a sceptic of the past COVID-19 restrictions, including lockdowns and vaccination regulations. Colbert was openly critical of nearly any pandemic scepticism, often mocking associated attitudes.
Last year, Maher admitted his relationship with Howard Stern had fallen apart over opposing views on the Coronavirus pandemic. It’s very possible a similar scenario occurred with Colbert.
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