TELEVISION: Comedically Incorrect

Bill Maher and Dennis Miller are reviving political satire

As the wise-guy anchor of Weekend Update for six years on Saturday Night Live, Dennis Miller came across as a smug, overage frat boy. Now, sporting a full beard and a fresh dose of righteous zeal, he's the angry prophet of the airwaves -- Howard Beale with a bottle of Evian. On his new late-night HBO show, Miller delivers well-tuned rants on topics like the cult of celebrity. "Michael Jackson," he fumes, "one of the five weirdest people on the planet earth -- and the other four are his brothers. And while we're on the subject, why do I even know...

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