Bill Maher Says America Hungry for Someone to Mock ‘Wokeness’: ‘Traditional Liberals Have Had It with the Far Left’. By Paul Bois. Bill Maher has long been a comedian of the left. He’s over 60 now, but still…
Comedian and HBO host Bill Maher believes that the recent rise in left-wing craziness in America has created a bipartisan audience hungry to see “wokeness” mocked. …
Maher said “for the first time” in his life, he is playing for a mixed audience of liberals and conservatives.
“I was in Nashville about a month ago, and the audience was about 60-40 liberal to conservative. That never used to happen, never.”
Maher attributed the change to the sudden rise in wokeness.
“I think it’s because 10 years ago, in my opinion anyway, the left did not have a crazy section,” said Maher. “There was no such thing as woke, and now they do have a crazy section, which I call out as a liberal. I think I’m kind of one of the only people doing that, so there’s a hunger to hear that.”
The appeal of mocking social justice warriors goes beyond just conservatives, noted Maher, who said that traditional liberals have “had it” with the far left.
“I think traditional liberals have had it with the far left of their own party, and they enjoy this too,” he said. “To be able to play to a crowd like I did in Nashville that’s almost split even, that just never happened before. The audience was almost all completely liberal, but things have changed.” …
While hardcore leftists were preaching messages of hate and division following the presidential election, Bill Maher implored people of different political persuasions to get along and talk to each other.
“‘You complete me’ doesn’t mean because we’re exactly alike. It means because we are different. I don’t want to live in a country without the red states,” said Maher.