Bill Maher To Kick Off Yahoo Comedy Channel With New Standup

    February 21, 2012
    Josh Wolford

On Thursday night, Bill Maher will take the stage for his new comedy special, CrazyStupidPolitics: Live From Silicon Valley. The show will take place at the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, but you can watch it live, and for free via Yahoo.

Actually, you can only watch in through Yahoo. Bill Maher’s new special marks the debut of Yahoo Screen’s new Comedy Channel. The Yahoo Screen initiative was launched as a way for Yahoo to bring users video content from sports, TV shows, and gaming, and more. Their Comedy Channel will feature short videos – original and licensed content from the likes of Funny or Die and Lorne Michael’s Broadway Video.

But it all kicks off with Maher, who as the long-running host of Politically Incorrect on ABC and the current host of Real Time With Bill Maher has amassed a loyal fan base with his pull-no-punches take on American politics. That style has also led him to find plenty of detractors. Yahoo has definitely made an interesting choice by kicking off their new channel with a polarizing figure like Maher. But I guarantee you that he’ll entertain.

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Here’s what you can expect:

The special will stream live on February 23rd at 10:30 pm EST on Yahoo Screen.