Bill Maher Gets Roasted By Martin Short’s Jiminy Glick On ‘Real Time’

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If you’re looking for a few laughs, you have to check out this week’s Real Time with Bill Maher interview, which saw Martin Short‘s comedic Jiminy Glick character roasting the HBO host.

Glick, who has interviewed a slew of celebrities over the years, came out of retirement to chat with Maher about his new book, What This Comedian Said Will Shock You.

In typical fashion, Glick spent most of the time interrupting Maher, asking about other celebrities and talking about himself. He also teased Maher and made several jokes at his expense throughout the talk.

“I love this book,” Glick said while holding a copy. He then quickly admitted, “I haven’t read it. No, I’ve read it cover and cover, but nothing inside. But word gets back that it’s delightful.”

At one point, Glick asked Maher: “Everyone seems to love your book, but why trash Harriet Tubman?” to which Maher denied while chuckling. Glick moved on: “Well, my assistant is rarely wrong, but your book is a triumph. What do you owe its success to, low expectations?… How does it feel to dominate a dying medium?”

In response to Glick’s question about “dominating a dying medium,” Maher attempted to get serious and speak about a decline in reading in the modern world. In the middle of his commentary, however, Glick pretended to fall asleep.

Soon after waking up, Glick quipped, “I’ve always loved Bill Maher’s opinions… Opinions about COVID, the whole COVID thing. I ‘love’ getting my medical advice from a club act.”

Maher then attempted to give his two cents on the pandemic, but Glick seemingly lost interest then asked Maher, “Other than [Scientology founder] L. Ron Hubbard, who has influenced you?”

Glick wrapped up his line of questioning by asking Maher, “Other than lacking one, what do you think your comedy legacy will be?”

Before Maher had a chance to answer, Glick sarcastically continued, “Really, Bill, because everyone loves you. They do. I mean, Republicans don’t like you, Democrats don’t like you… but your wife and kids do.” (Maher isn’t married and doesn’t have children)

Glick then complimented Maher’s book once again before telling the host: “I feel that the boring and tedious guests make me a better interviewer, so thank you.”

You can watch the clip above and catch new episodes of Real Time with Bill Maher on Fridays at 10 p.m. ET on HBO or streaming on Max.

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