Bill Maher Proposes Eating Newt Gingrich (Maui Now)

Stand-up comedian, political commentator, and television host Bill Maher performs next Tuesday, Jan. 1 at the MACC.

We discovered a slightly more lighthearted side of the acerbic host of HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher, when we talked to him about elephants, time travel, and really bad clothes from the 1980s.

Maui Now: The election is over: what can we expect you to talk about during your upcoming show?

Bill Maher: Politics is still my main beat, but it’s never my exclusive beat. I like to talk about sex, drugs, and rock and roll. I don’t talk about trivia. I like to talk about what really matters and the weighty things. I’ll leave it to Jerry Seinfeld to ponder what happens to your socks when you put them in the dryer.

MN: Do you ever incorporate local politics, and if so, what are your thoughts on cane burning or the Kihei outlet mall?

BM: (*Laughing*) What burning?