LOS ANGELES (AP) – A recording of Bill Maher’s weekly HBO show was canceled after the host tested positive for COVID-19.
Maher, who is fully vaccinated, is “asymptomatic and feeling well,” according to an HBO statement Thursday. “No other personnel or crew members have tested positive at this time,” the channel said.
Recording of Friday’s “Real Time with Bill Maher” episode will be rescheduled, HBO said. Guests were to include astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and podcast host Dan Carlin.
Maher was tested as part of the weekly Los Angeles production protocol for staff, the channel said, adding that “all precautions” are taken in accordance with the guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. about the coronavirus.
The comedian and politician returned to the shows in the studio with a limited audience late last summer, after recording episodes at his home during the early months of the pandemic.
Television and film production gradually resumed after the forced shutdown of last year’s pandemic, but despite strict safety regulations, there have been other production outages caused by the positive virus test of a cast or crew member.