No joke, Bill Maher buys stake in Mets

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Comedian Bill Maher, here with Jeff Wilpon, purchased an undisclosed stake in the New York Mets.Via Bill Maher's Twitter
Comedian Bill Maher, here with Jeff Wilpon, purchased an undisclosed stake in the New York Mets.

Don’t laugh, funnyman Bill Maher has bought a stake in the New York Mets.

The “Real Time with Bill Maher” host told reporters that he invested in the team months ago at Sunday’s Mets 6-1 victory.

It is unsure if Maher bought a full share or is part of a partnership group.

After a deal with hedge fund manager David Einhorn fell through, the team decided to sell 12 shares for $20 million each.

Maher said in a video tweeted by the Mets, that he has been a fan of the team since its inception.

He said he was thrilled when the Mets won in 1969 and 1986 and expects “to be thrilled again very soon.”

“What can I say, ‘Ya gotta believe,’ and I do.”