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Martin Short Jiminy Glick roasts Bill Maher Real Time

Beloved character Jiminy Glick hilariously roasts Bill Maher and his new book on "Real Time," with sharp jabs and satire.

Martin Short's iconic character Jiminy Glick recently made a hilarious comeback on "Real Time with Bill Maher," where he took the opportunity to playfully roast the host and his latest book. Glick, known for his bold and unconventional interviewing style, didn't hold back during the segment.

Praising Maher's new book, titled "What This Comedian Said Will Shock You," Glick humorously admitted that he hadn't actually read it. Holding up a copy, he joked, "I love this book. I haven't read it. No, I've read it cover and cover, but nothing inside. But word gets back that it's delightful."

Throughout the interview, Glick's questions were a mix of playful jabs and witty interruptions. He humorously asked Maher, "Everyone seems to love your book, but why trash Harriet Tubman?" Maher clarified that his book doesn't mention Tubman negatively, to which Glick quickly moved on, asking, "Well, my assistant is rarely wrong, but your book is a triumph. What do you owe its success to, low expectations?... How does it feel to dominate a dying medium?"

As Maher attempted to respond to Glick's unconventional queries, discussing the decline of reading in today's world and expressing gratitude for his book's success, he was comically interrupted when Glick pretended to fall asleep mid-answer.

Glick continued his satirical commentary, poking fun at Maher's opinions on COVID-19. "I've always loved Bill Maher's opinions... Opinions about COVID, the whole COVID thing. I 'love' getting my medical advice from a club act," he quipped. When Maher tried to elaborate on his pandemic views, Glick swiftly changed the subject, asking, "Other than [Scientology founder] L. Ron Hubbard, who has influenced you?"

The interview concluded with Glick's most cutting critique yet. He asked Maher, "Other than lacking one, what do you think your comedy legacy will be?" Before Maher could respond, Glick added with a sarcastic tone, "Really, Bill, because everyone loves you. They do. I mean, Republicans don't like you, Democrats don't like you... but your wife and kids do." (Bill Maher does not have a wife and kids.)

In his closing remarks, Glick humorously complimented Maher's book and acknowledged the host's role in the interview, saying, "I feel that the boring and tedious guests make me a better interviewer, so thank you." The segment was a perfect blend of humor, wit, and playful banter, showcasing the comedic genius of Martin Short's unforgettable character, Jiminy Glick.

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