Courtesy of Deadline:
“Sean Penn can get an interview with El Chapo, but I can’t get the President who talks to the lady with green lips,” Maher said, the latter reference to Obama’s live-streamed chat with Youtube celebrity GloZell Green, known for her outrageous lipstick choices.
Maher directed his viewers to visit the White House website petition page — petitions.whitehouse.gov — to sign the statement, “Herewith, on the occasion of Bill Maher’s 60th birthday, we the people, especially viewers of Real Time with Bill Maher, respectfully request that President Obama appear on Real Time and thereby honor that particular audience (and their support for him), as he has so honored viewers of so many other TV shows and media outlets; or if not, to please, respectfully, tell us why.”
As of this post the petition, which you can see here, already has just under 37,000 signatures and I have no doubt that it will reach its goal of 100,000 well before the February 14th cutoff date.
I have to confess that I did not see the show on Friday, because for some reason it escaped my notice that it was returning.
So if you are like me you can see come clips here at Salon, or if you have HBOGO you can watch it anytime you want.