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Topic - Amy Holmes
For conservatives, the notion of appearing on Bill Maher's popular weekly politics and comedy program can seem one step removed from entering the Roman Coliseum via underground trapdoor, circa 80 A.D. After all, Mr. Maher — who will be performing standup at Strathmore this Sunday — unapologetically leans left, his studio audience tends to follow suit, and the show's three-person panel discussion format typically leaves solo right-wing guests outnumbered. That said, conservatives who have appeared on "Real Time" insist that the experience can be both beneficial and enjoyable — provided guests follow a few simple guidelines.
For conservatives, Ms. Holmes said, it's an opportunity to engage in a longer, looser political conversation.
"I would put up a big blinking caution sign: Do not go down the comedy road," Ms. Holmes said.