Quinn re-emerges, on HBO

Quinn during her mayoral campaign. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
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Former City Council speaker and mayoral candidate Christine Quinn, who has avoided the public eye since leaving office last year, will appear on Bill Maher's show on April 25, Capital has learned.

A spokesman for Quinn confirmed her scheduled appearance on HBO'S "Real Time with Bill Maher," but did not provide further details, including whether she would appear as a solo interview guest, or as part of a panel discussion.

An HBO representative did not return a call for comment.

Quinn was a guest on several cable shows during her failed election bid last year, appearing on MSNBC's "Hardball with Chris Matthews," and CNN's "Piers Morgan Live."

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After losing the Democratic primary to Bill de Blasio on Sept. 10, she served out the remainder of her term as speaker before leaving the public eye.

In post-election interviews, including one with Capital, Quinn acknowledged she was unsure about her future endeavors, though she did not rule out the possibility of a future run for office.

In February, the Daily News reported she joined the board of a nonprofit, Athlete Ally, which aims to fight homophobia in sports. 

Former aides and elected officials who were close to Quinn when she held office say she has kept to herself since leaving City Hall.

Anthony Weiner, who also ran unsuccessfully for mayor last year, was a panelist on Bill Maher's show in November.