Scott Carter

Executive Producer/Writer for “Real Time With Bill Maher”

Scott Carter is Executive Producer/Writer for “Real Time With Bill Maher,” now in its third season on HBO. Carter produced the first 1,100 episodes of “Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher,” from its 1993 debut on Comedy Central to its 1997 move to ABC where it became that network’s longest-running late-night entertainment show. While at “P.I.,” producer/writer Carter won eight Emmy nominations and three consecutive CableAce Awards for Best Talk Series. In 1997 Variety named him one of “50 Creatives To Watch.” <br /> <p><br /> In 2000, Carter left “P.I.” for Oxygen Media where he served as Executive Producer for two seasons of “Exhale With Candice Bergen.” He also produced “Conversations From The Edge with Carrie Fisher: George Lucas” from Lucas’ Skywalker Ranch and “Oxygen Forum: Al Gore,” a live 90-minute town hall in 2000. He also created “The Conspiracy Zone with Kevin Nealon” for what is now SpikeTV. <br /> <p><br /> Carter began his career in television as a writer for MTV’s “Mouth To Mouth” in 1988. He then served as producer/writer for three other Comedy Central projects produced by HBO Downtown Productions: “Night After Night With Allen Havey” (1989-92), “SportsMonster” (1990-91) and “The Olympiacs” (1992).<br /> <p><br /> Carter performed stand-up regularly through the 1980’s in major comedy clubs across the country including The Comic Strip, The Original Improvisation, Catch a Rising Star, and The Comedy Store. <br /> <p><br /> He has also written two full-length monologues (“Heavy Breathing” and Suspension Bridge”) which he’s performed at The Edinburgh (Scotland) Fringe Festival, The U.S. Comedy Arts Festival, Garry Marshall’s Falcon Theatre, Michael Patrick King’s Arcade, The HBO Workspace, Primary Stages, Manhattan Punch-line, Dixon Place, The Cleveland Performance Festival, The Skirball Cultural Center and The Murphy’s Cat Laughs Festival (in Kilkenny, Ireland).