Bill Maher to announce shock retirement from comedy?

Maher created a stir on Thursday when rumors have surfaced that his career was over.

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Sad news for Maher fans. Speculation had been rife that the American comedian best known for his show Real Time with Bill Maher on HBO, is about to announce his retirement from comedy, at age 63, with immediate effect.

UPDATE 22/02/2019 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Being a comedian isn't fun anymore

“As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being a comedian-author-producer just isn't fun anymore,” he might have said, says a source who remained anonymous. Other reports hinted that he may branch out into other creative fields he is better at (and more interested in), though they didn't provide any details.


For a little while on Thursday evening, #ThankYouBill was a trending hashtag on Twitter. As many fans reminisce and look back on all the unforgettable memories, some may wonder what about now made him make the decision.

“Bill Maher was unlike any other comedian we’ve ever seen! #ThankYouBill”
— @universalObserver, 21 Feb 2019
“Didn't Bill Maher retire about 3 years ago?”
— @samy2love, 21 Feb 2019

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