‘Stop Talking Like You’re A General’: Bill Burr Criticizes Bill Maher On His Own Show

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Comedian Bill Burr criticized HBO host Bill Maher during an appearance on Maher’s own show, “Club Random,” for claiming he had the answer to resolving the Israel-Hamas war.

Maher pushed back against the support for the children in Gaza by arguing Israel is following “hard-nosed decisions” after being brutally attacked by Hamas on Oct. 7. He praised himself as being “brave” on the issue, as he defended Israel’s right to defend itself against terrorists.

“I’m on the side of the kids,” Burr told Maher.

“Yeah, that’s easy to say. You know, no one wants to see kids dead. This is a war—” Maher began.

“That’s very brave of you to say,” Burr replied.

“This is a war—no, I’m the one who’s actually brave on this,” Maher continued.

“Oh, pat yourself on the back,” Burr responded.

“It’s easy to say, ‘I’m for the kids.’ Who’s not for the kids? When it comes down to real, hard-nosed decisions—” Maher said.

“Oh, stop talking like you’re a general,” Burr said. (RELATED: ‘You All Die And Disappear’: Bill Maher Rips Those Who Believe Palestinians Can Be Trusted To Negotiate End Of War) 

Maher said the war will be solved by not attacking Israel. Burr pondered why war is still legal, to which Maher said policies need to “actually be enforced” by world leaders.

Maher has harshly criticized the anti-Israel protesters who have attempted to occupy college campuses to call on universities to “divest” any support for Israel. He has repeatedly said the anti-Israel protesters are standing in solidarity with Hamas, and further blasted the protesters’ “narcissism” as a building was barricaded at Columbia University and other groups blocked traffic and violated university rules.

This is not the first time Burr has called out a host on his own show. During an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel’s show in December 2023, Burr took a shot at “stupid” liberals.

“You want to see a great case thing on narcissism. Liberals are so fucking stupid the way that they handle Trump,” Burr told Kimmel straight to his face.

“What do you mean?” Kimmel, a strong opponent of Trump, asked.

“You should just shut up! He’s a narcissist. Neutral energy. No Trump,” Burr said. (RELATED: Jimmy Kimmel Went After Trump During His Opening Monologue. Here’s What He Said.) 

“I think he was a one hit wonder. He wrote ‘The Twist,’ and then that was it. He was on the casino circuit and then you idiot liberals wrote him ‘The Twist’ again when you indicted him and now he’s a martyr. He’s coming back, Jimmy. He’s coming back. It’s gonna be great for comedy, he’s coming back.”