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The cable net announced Tuesday that Maher heads to Washington, D.C., on Sept. 12 for a special outing of Real Time in front of an audience at the Sidney Harman Hall. The episode, airing live during the earlier hour of 9 p.m. ET, will be immediately followed by another live telecast five blocks away.
At 10 p.m., Maher will move to another venue just north of the National Mall: the Warner Theatre, .6 miles down E Street. Another audience will be waiting for him there, where he’ll perform his 10th stand-up special at the network since his relationship with HBO began in 1989.
There is no word on whether or not HBO plans to document Maher’s five-block jaunt between Sidney Harman Hall and the Warner Theatre.
HBO is using the special as a conclusion to Maher’s latest recurring segment: “Flip a District.” The host has been asking viewers to nominate current elected representatives they’d like to see voted out of office. He’ll use the D.C.-set Real Time to announce the winning (or, rather, losing) member of Congress he’ll intend to oust in the November midterms.
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