I used to work in NYC about 3 months per year; a week at a time. I would stay in a Midtown hotel and occasionally Maher would come into the bar at the hotel. I got to know the bartender very well. He was a good guy, but a typical NYC liberal union type of guy. Even though the bartender had liberal tendencies he couldn't stand morally corrupt people. The bartender knew tons of people and would introduce me to them. I met Ollie North, pro wrestlers, football players and so on.
The word from the bartender was that Maher couldn't get a date so he paid for his dates. He had a reputation of not being able to perform with his paid prostitutes. There was an entire rumor mill amongst the working women in Midtown to expect to be paid but don't expect a performance or a tip from Maher.
Maher is a revolting, vile, worthless, sorry-excuse for a man.
“He had a reputation of not being able to perform with his paid prostitutes.”
That explains Maher’s comraderie with his audience of clueless adolescents who can find humor in the plight of amputees who returned from a war. His show is a support group for people who haven’t been able to get a life.
At least there may be hope for some of the kids in his audience.