The stand-up comic, author and talk-show host thanked "George Bush, Sarah Palin and the pope" in presenting one of his "26 unused Emmy speeches," referring to his record number of nominations without a win (the atheist has contended that religion has played a part in the shutout).
Maher's name is on star No. 2,417, outside the W Hotel at the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street.
Also on scene: demi-celebs "Downtown" Julie Brown and Kato Kaelin.
-- Christie D'Zurilla
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Upper photo: Seth MacFarlane, left, and Larry King, right, with Bill Maher at his star ceremony on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday. Credit: Paul Buck / EPA
Lower photo: Comedian and television host Bill Maher poses with star No. 2,417. Credit: Mark Ralston / AFP / Getty Images
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