Bill Maher Confirms He Refused To Stop Smoking Pot To Interview Sober Steve-O



Bill Maher has reportedly doubled down on his reason for not interviewing Steve-O.

The “Real Time” host originally reached out to Steve-O himself, but refused the now-sober “Jackass” alum’s request to not smoke weed — even for only an hour or two — during their prospective chat on Maher’s “Club Random” podcast.

Maher has since admitted as much in an upcoming episode obtained Friday by Variety, in which the 68-year-old marijuana enthusiast told guest Tony Hawk that the situation was “unfortunate,” but rejected the notion that his refusal to stop smoking pot was insensitive.


“That Steve-O guy was taking shots at me in the press recently,” he told Hawk, per Variety.

“I don’t want to start a feud, and I’m sorry that he felt slighted or something, but it is ridiculous that somebody thinks that I should give up pot smoking because they have a problem,” Maher continued. “Then I’m sorry you can’t be here.”

Steve-O, whose legal name is Stephen Glover, became famous as the drug-addled daredevil from the stunt-laden “Jackass” series on MTV and its subsequent movies. He has since chronicled his journey to sobriety on his podcast, “Wild Ride!”

“I found it kind of upsetting when the Bill Maher

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