In a Las Vegas Review-Journal column by Doug Elfman this morning, comedian Bill Maher looks to stir up some controversy in advance of his show this Saturday at The Palms Casino.
Mr. Maher is reputed to be a star on HBO and takes pride in attacking people and groups. Religions are fair game and so are conservatives and liberals. It works for him so why stop with ideology and spirituality.
Whenever I talk to him, we’ll be talking about President Barack Obama, or weed, or Woody Harrelson, and then he will slip in a side joke that pokes fun at illusionists. Maher mocks magicians mercilessly.
“When we started back in the old days, before the iWatch, practically before answering machines, in New York, no matter how good you were, you could never do better in the small clubs than the magician guy or a guy with puppets,” Maher said.
Maher goes on to insult Cirque du Soleil, drop names of famous comedians with whom he recently worked and stroke The Palms as a wonderful place to work.
He likes Penn & Teller, though. They are not typical magicians so they escape his wrath.
We have already given too much space to him but we thought you should know.