Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Bill Maher: Interloper on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

On Larry King Live, the evening after Bill Maher was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, King asked Maher how he felt:

MAHER: As something as mainstream and corny as that—I don't say that in a bad way—would include someone as out of the mainstream as me. I think that's terrific.

KING: So you feel like you're an interloper in a sense on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

MAHER: I want to always be an interloper. I never want to feel like I'm a guy who is embraced by the people who are putting me on the air. I want to feel like I broke into the studio and took over and made them mad. If I'm not doing that, I'm not doing my job.

KING: Is that the way you felt when you saw the star?

MAHER: I felt that way when I saw the star and then about five minutes after everybody left, a homeless guy puked on it. So I…


MAHER: I mean that really put it in perspective, Larry.


MAHER: It's a humbling experience.

CNN Larry King Live, Interview with Bill Maher, Transcript, 14 September 2010.

Geoff Pound

Image: “Broadcaster Larry King, left, gives a speech in tribute to comedian and television host Bill Maher before Maher received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010. (Courtesy AP Photo/Chris Pizzello).