VIDEO: Maher Says Use of N-Word was a Comedy Thing, Defends Kathy Griffin

Bill Maher recently received a great deal of attention after using the N-word during an interview. Maher initially responded, saying:

"Friday nights are always my worst night of sleep because I'm up reflecting on the things I should or shouldn't have said on my live show. Last night was a particularly long night as I regret the word I used in the banter of a live moment. The word was offensive and I regret saying it and am very

Now Maher continues to open up about the incident, stating that his slip was less of a 'race thing' and more of a 'comedy thing.' He also defended Kathy Griffin who was recently reprimanded for a joke that 'crossed the line.'

Maher says, "As much as I hate Trump... that's wrong. You don't do that to whoever the president is, but she was going for a laugh, and I understand that. We do sometimes cross the line." He continued, saying that Griffin's career is in no way over. "Kathy Griffin should not go away."

Maher headlined his first special in 1989 and has starred in ten HBO solo specials to date. He is also an executive producer of the innovative news magazine show "VICE," which is now in its fifth season on HBO.

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