Bill Maher Donates $1 Million to Obama SuperPac (Video)

The coffers of President Barack Obama’s SuperPac grew $1 million fuller Thursday, thanks to an oversized check from comedian Bill Maher.

During a live performance of StupidCrazyPolitics at the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts in San Jose, Calif., Maher presented a check for $1 million to Priorities USA Action, which spends money in support of the president’s reelection campaign.

Afterwards, Maher tweeted that the donation had been a surprise to Yahoo! Which broadcast the show.

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“Most important advice I ever got in show business, as true today as then: always bring ur wallet onstage,” Maher tweeted.

Obama’s SuperPac has raised just under $4.5 million, according to an analysis by, but that’s not counting Maher’s donation.

Maher, of course, is not the only comedian making SuperPac headlines. Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert's SuperPac, Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow has raised a little over $1 million, about $200 thousand of which has been spent on ads lampooning Republican presidential candidates. 

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