“The paradox of my life is, the more horrifying the country under Trump becomes, the more fun we have at my stand-up shows,” Maher said. “I guess it’s a release, or whistling past the graveyard, or a primal scream.
“They want me to be mean,” he continued, “and I am. Half of this show is about Trump, but I am determined to make half of it about me – my way of saying, ‘Trump, you don’t get to win!’”
Bill Maher: Triggered is executive produced by Maher, Beth McCarthy-Miller, Marc Gurvitz and Neal Marshall, and will be directed by McCarthy-Miller.
Maher’s weekly HBO series Real Time with Bill Maher is in its 16th season (Fridays, 10 pm ET), and has been renewed through 2020. This week’s guests include Republican Congressman Duncan Hunter, Ethan Hawke, author Robert Reich and activist rapper Michael Render (aka Killer Mike).