Bill Maher took advantage of his show’s premium cable status (it’s not TV, it’s HBO!) and attendant lack of censorship to deliver a dramatic reading of one of embattled Rep. Anthony Weiner’s (D-NY) steamy online conversations, with the help of “Glee” star Jane Lynch.

“Most people could not show them to you,” Maher said of the more heavily policed television shows’ treatment of Weiner’s sexts. “We are going to read them, verbatim.”

Watch the clip below, originally aired on HBO and embedded via Mediaite.