Bill Maher Hands $1M to Obama Super PAC

Presents check during Yahoo standup show
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 24, 2012 7:00 AM CST
Bill Maher Hands $1M to Obama Super PAC
Bill Maher donated $1 million to President Obama's Super PAC.   (Getty Images)

Bill Maher isn't being coy about his political allegiance. As part of his standup show last night, broadcast live by Yahoo, the comedian gave a giant check for $1 million to a pro-President Obama super PAC. The money adds to the nearly $4.5 million Priorities USA Action has raised on Obama's behalf, according to the Hollywood Reporter. (It took in a slim $59,000 last month, notes the Hill.) Maher later tweeted that Yahoo hadn't known about the donation. "Most important advice I ever got in show business, as true today as then: always bring ur wallet onstage," he tweeted. (Read more Bill Maher stories.)

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