Michael Moore, Olbermann Follow Bill Maher as He Literally Runs Across D.C.

Bill Maher pulled off a pretty amazing feat tonight: doing his HBO show live, then running across D.C. and doing a live stand-up show. And to entertain viewers in the meantime, surprise guests Michael Moore and Keith Olbermann did play-by-play, sports-style over-hyped commentary of Maher’s run.

And in true play-by-play fashion, there was a camera following Maher live every step of the way as he changed clothes, ran to the car, drove across town with a police escort, and then stopped to run three blocks when a boy scout helped an old lady cross the street in front of the motorcade.

Both Olbermann and Maher followed this with some choice pieces of color commentary. Olbermann observed the Newseum, as Maher passed by, as a memorial to “back in that time when we used to have news.” And when Maher was in the changing room, Moore riffed a bit on Maher’s hygiene and, a little later, his protective cup.

Watch the full dash, with commentary, here, via HBO:

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