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Bill Maher coming out of n-word scandal relatively unscathed

By Madeleine Marr

mmarr@miamiherald.com

AP

Nope, Bill Maher’s career isn’t going the way of Kathy Griffin’s. The “Real Time” host doesn’t seem to be too affected by the racial slur he used the other night on his HBO show. As of Tuesday, the snarky comedian, who is under fire for using the n-word, still has various dates on his tour. He plays Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater July 9.

He’s also got two date at The Fillmore in August.

The storied theater doesn’t have a problem with what he said on his HBO show, “Real Time.”

Talking to Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.), the snarky comic was asked if he’d like to work in the field with him sometime (he meant with his constituents).

Maher’s response: “Work in the fields? Senator, I’m a house n—–!”

The next day came the apology.

“The Fillmore Miami Beach presents a wide variety of music, comedy and other entertainment for a demographic that makes up a diverse community. The views expresses by all our acts are not necessarily shared by the venue or staff."

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