Maher’s one-sided humor is often pointed, ironically barbed, and it’s best not to take it to heart. He’s making a joke about the 30 year old comic fanatic who still lives in his mom’s basement. Everybody knows that guy. It’s funny. & Yes, his comments may be culturally insensitive to comics as literature and to Stan Lee’s legacy, but that’s Bill Maher’s job. He’s a comedian. He hits us over the head with everyday obviousness hidden in plain sight and makes us think. This conversation is exactly what Maher’s humor seeks to prompt.
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