On Monday comedian Bill Maher sat down with Piers Morgan for a live – and lively – interview, touching upon everything from gun control to baseball's designated-hitter.
Well-versed on a variety of topics, it's often politics which fuels his fodder, and in the primetime exclusive Maher did not disappoint. On the heels of his 10-digit donation to Barack Obama's reelection, the comedian and actor explained what was on his mind, when he put his hand in his pocket:
"I wanted to make the point that this really hurt. It does hurt me to write a check for a million dollars," confessed Maher. "I wanted to sort of inspire a lot of the people out there on the left who are rich, who this wouldn't hurt at all. There's lots of people who will never miss a million dollars. I will miss it. I'll miss it badly."
A specialist in satirical stand-up, the host of HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher" admits he's been disappointed at times with the President, but feels the current resident of the White House is a far better option than those knocking on the door:
"These Republicans scare me. You know, if this was Europe and we had 10 parties to choose from, maybe I would feel different. Yes, Obama has disappointed me in some ways," Maher told the "Piers Morgan Tonight" host. "But, after watching these Republicans debate for this last year and hearing their ideas for the country, not only do I think it's for the betterment of the nation, I would do this on a selfish level."
Watch the clip, and listen to the interview, as Bill Maher reveals the new, part-time job he's picked up in the evenings to help compensate for his recent donation.