WATCH: ‘Real Time’ host Bill Maher jokes about Ottawa attacks

Global News

ABOVE: Watch Bill Maher talk about the Ottawa attacks during his monologue on the Oct. 24 episode of Real Time.

TORONTO — Comedian Bill Maher joked Friday about a Canadian tragedy and also managed to poke fun at a Canadian politician battling cancer and a Canadian pop star.

The studio audience roared with laughter when, during his monologue on Real Time, Maher declared: “Terror has a new face, much like Renée Zellweger. It’s Canadian terrorism.”

Michael Zehaf-Bibeau went on a rampage Wednesday in Ottawa, killing Cpl. Nathan Cirillo at the National War Memorial and then storming the Centre Block on Parliament Hill. Bibeau was shot dead by Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers.

Maher explained “there was an attack on the Canadian parliament” and then — referencing his heated debate about Islamic stereotypes with actor Ben Affleck on a recent episode of Real Time — told the audience: “The shooter, we…

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