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Bill Maher at TheGrill: The Complete Uncut, Uncensored Interview

Host of HBO’s politically skewed talk show stopped by TheWrap’s Media Leadership Conference Monday evening

Bill Maher has made a name for himself with his blunt talk — and on Monday night, he spoke frankly about a number of topics at TheWrap’s Media Leadership Conference, The Grill.

The host of “Real Time With Bill Maher” spoke about his inability to win an Emmy, gun control, drugs and President Obama’s difficulties enacting change.

“Look, lots of people hate it when you’re anti-religion in a religious country,” said Maher, who lost the Emmy this year to “The Colbert Report,” after a decade of suffering wins by Jon Stewart‘s “The Daily Show.”

See photos: TheGrill – On the Scene at TheWrap’s Media Leadership Conference

Maher sparred with TheWrap’s founder-CEO Sharon Waxman during the session, during which he explained his love for comedy and collaboration with his writers. Watch the entire exchange in the video above.