Sunday, September 2, 2012

Bill Maher on Clint Eastwood

Is Bill Maher’s the last word on Clint Eastwood’s convention dialogue with an empty chair?

Even if it isn’t, Maher has shown that it takes a stand-up comic to appreciate a great comedic routine.

Bill Maher said this about Clint Eastwood:

“As a performer, as a stand-up comedian for 30 years who knows how hard it is to get laughs, excuse me, he went up there … without a net, on a tightrope. There was no teleprompter. He did a bit with just an empty chair and killed…. He committed to it, it was consistent and it worked.”

 “People have been saying for years: these conventions are too scripted, they’re too slick, they’re too overproduced. A guy who went up there who wasn’t slick … and killed with the crowd? I gotta give him props for that.”

Maher has not changed his political opinions; he is still happy to have contributed to the Obama re-election campaign.

But, he is sufficiently gracious to give credit where credit is due.

Props to Bill Maher.