01/29/2012 10:17 pm ET Updated Jun 03, 2013

Yahoo! Readies Bill Maher Special, Doubles Down on Comedy Slate (video)

Next month, Yahoo! will host a free one-hour comedy special with Bill Maher as part of extensive slate of comedy programming, says Yahoo! video chief Erin McPherson in this interview with Beet.TV

Maher's performance will be streamed live from the San Jose Performing Arts Center on February 23.  More on Yahoo's plans with new comedy programming was reported last month by the Hollywood Reporter.

We spoke with McPherson at the reception for the International Academy of Web Television awards earlier his month at CES.