Gross: Bill Maher Says He's 'Glad' David Koch Is Dead, Hurls Vulgarities

Posted: Aug 24, 2019 9:05 AM

Bill Maher, host of HBO's "Real Time With Bill Maher" used his platform on Friday night's show like he often does -- to trash political opponents in the worst of ways possible. As Cortney reported, the billionaire donor and philanthropist David Koch died late Thursday night. Maher took the opportunity to lash into a swear-laced monologue against Koch.

"Yesterday, David Koch of the zillionaire Koch brothers died," the host said before pausing to stop the audience from applauding. 

"...of prostate cancer," he continued. "I guess I’m going to have to re-evaluate my low opinion of prostate cancer," he said to laughter from the audience.

"He was 79, but his family says they wish he could live longer but at least he lived long enough to see the Amazon catch fire," he added. "Condolences poured in from the politicians he owned."

“F*ck him...I’m glad he’s dead, and I hope the end was painful," Maher remarked. 

Fox News' Greg Gutfield put things in perspective as to how callous Maher's remarks were, saying, "so @billmaher said he's glad david koch died, and his audience applauded. evidence of a needy phony and a gleeful mob uniting.  Koch was a generous libertarian, whose millions went to fight disease. he did more for the world in a day, than Maher will do in his lifetime."