‘Real Time with Bill Maher’ executive producer Scott Carter is an expert at mixing religion and politics

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Justin Kaufmann and Scott Carter

Scott Carter, Executive Producer and writer for “Real Time with Bill Maher,” joins Justin to talk about his new play, “The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord,” now playing at the Northlight Theatre in Skokie. Scott discusses the origins of the play, starting to work on the play in the late ’80’s, how a near-death experience led him to discovering the Jefferson Bible, finding out that both Charles Dickens and Leo Tolstoy also wrote extensively on religion, transferring the works of these historical figures into a play, getting help from Norman Lear and Garry Shandling, how working in television has helped him with the play, creating work with authenticity and the privilege it is working on “Real Time with Bill Maher.”

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