Before he was named one of the 40 greatest standup comedians of all time, became an Emmy nominee and found his voice as one of the most wry political commentators of our time, Bill Maher was an actor.
And he made some amazingly cheesy TV shows and movies.
As the host of "Real Time" climbed his way up the standup ladder, he tried his hand at Hollywood's more traditional career path, first appearing in the 1983 film "DC Cab." The film, about a bunch of cab drivers in, you guessed it, DC, is most memorable for its amazingly time-appropriate cast, which featured Mr. T and Gary Busey.
Other notable moments in his acting career include, "Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death," and a two episode turn in "Murder She Wrote." But we'll let you take a look for yourself (hat tip to The Back Stage for the tip).
"Murder She Wrote" (as a bonus, this includes the Big Lebowski)
"Out of Time"
"Rags to Riches"