TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — It’s no secret former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist loves the spotlight.

True to form, Crist appeared on HBO‘s “Real Time with Bill Maher” on Friday night to discuss his recent political conversion with one of Hollywood‘s most acerbic liberal comedians.

A longtime Republican, Crist ran as an independent during a failed 2010 U.S. Senate bid against GOP endorsed — and Cuban-American leader — Sen. Marco Rubio.