Bill Maher News

ImprovBoston & Bridge Center to Partner for 5th Annual Comedy For A Cause Event at Wilbur Theater, 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

ImprovBoston and The Bridge Center join together to share the power of laughter for the Fifth Annual Comedy For A Cause event. ImprovBoston's National Touring Company brings their unique brand of fast-paced, high energy, interactive comedy to create a one-of-a-kind show at 7:00pm on April 28 at the Wilbur Theater. One of the largest fundraisers of the year for The Bridge Center, all proceeds are dedicated to building their suite of year-round programs and services to benefit children with special needs. (more...)

ImprovBoston Offers Free Tickets to Greater Boston First Responders, Now thru 4/20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

All ImprovBoston shows this week, April 16-20 will be free for first responders. (more...)

TVGN Debuts Alan Thicke Reality Series UNUSUALLY THICKE Tonight
by TV News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Television icon, talk show host and comedic best-selling author Alan Thicke (“Growing Pains,” “How I Met Your Mother”), one of Hollywood's most famous dads on- and off-screen, will star in UNUSUALLY THICKE (more...)

ImprovBoston to Offer Free Tickets to Greater Boston First Responders, 4/16-20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

All ImprovBoston shows the week of April 16-20 will be free for first responders. The nonprofit comedy arts organization celebrates the heroic acts of the city's first responders that saved so many lives and united a city one year ago this Tuesday. ImprovBoston will also collect donations for the One Fund during shows. As a 501(c)3 theater serving the community through laughter, the members of the ImprovBoston community believe in the power of laughter to bring together communities. As Artistic Director Mike Descoteaux puts it, 'ImprovBoston's mission is to improve the lives of diverse audiences both onstage and off. We acknowledge and give back to the heroes that made such a powerful contribution that day and every day.' First responders will have free access to more than 20 shows over the course of April 16-20. First responders can email tickets@improvboston.com to receive admission to any of these shows free of charge. Please visit http://www.improvboston.com/schedule to view our list of performances. For more information about this news release or art/picture/interview requests, contact Mike Descoteaux, Artistic Director of ImprovBoston at mike@improvboston.com. (more...)

Jim Belushi and the Chicago Board of Comedy Make Special Appearance at ImprovBoston
by BWW News Desk - Apr 07, 2014

Jim Belushi and the Chicago Board of Comedy, packed the ImprovBoston theater Saturday night with a special guest appearance. (more...)

Jeffrey Bean, Melissa Pritchett and More Set for Alley Theatre's COMMUNICATING DOORS, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 04, 2014

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for Alan Ayckbourn's science fiction comedy Communicating Doors. Eleven plays penned by Alan Ayckbourn have been produced by the Alley, including the American premiere of Henceforward, directed by Ayckbourn, in 1987 and House & Garden in 2002. Alan Ayckbourn has been inducted into the American Theatre's Hall of Fame, received the 2010 Critics' Circle Award for Services to the Arts, became the first British playwright to receive both Olivier and Tony Special Lifetime Achievement Awards and was knighted in 1997 for services to the theatre. (more...)

Comedian Michele Balan and Special Guest Carl Guerra Headline Lake Worth Playhouse Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

The Playhouse Comedy Series presents Michele Balan with special guest Carl Guerra at Lake Worth Playhouse for one night only, tonight, March 28, 2014 at 8 p.m. (more...)

New Book by Arianna Huffington Urges to Live a Successful Life
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

'In Thrive, Arianna urges all of us to get in touch with who we really are so that we can live life on our own terms. From the importance of sleep to the imperative to listen to our own inner voice for ways to deal with the daily time crunches we all feel, this book lays out a path for each of us to look within and make our lives more authentic and fulfilling.' -Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO and author of Lean In (more...)

Bill Maher to Bring Stand-Up Tour to Academy of Music, 6/28
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2014

For more than twenty years, Bill Maher has set the boundaries of where funny, political talk can go on American television. First on Politically Incorrect (Comedy Central, ABC, 1993-2002), and for the last eleven years on HBO's Real Time, Maher's combination of unflinching honesty and big laughs have garnered him 32 Emmy nominations. In 2008, this same combination came to the big screen in Maher's uproarious and unprecedented swipe at organized religion, Religulous, which has gone on to become the eighth highest grossing documentary ever. (more...)

Filmmaker Vikram Gandhi Joins HBO's VICE
by TV News Desk - Mar 24, 2014

Provocateur, filmmaker and journalist Vikram Gandhi has joined HBO's Emmy® nominated news magazine show, VICE. (more...)

Tina Giorgi, Scott Bruce and More to Headline Bucks County Playhouse's March 2014 Comedy Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

Bucks County Playhouse (BCP) expands March programming through an array of comedy performances with tickets starting at just $15. Comedians include stand- up greats Tina Giorgi, Carole Montgomery, Scott Bruce & Patrick O'Donnell. (more...)

HBO Pays Tribute to David Brenner with Encore Presentation of 2000 Special Tonight
by TV News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

HBO remembers David Brenner with an encore presentation of his 2000 HBO solo special 'David Brenner: Back with a Vengeance,' which can be seen tonight, March 20 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT) on the HBO Comedy channel. In addition, the special will be available on HBO GO starting this Wednesday, March 19, through Wednesday, April 30. (more...)

Tony Kushner and Dan Savage Set for Talk at Intiman Theatre, 5/10
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

To kick off this year's annual theatre festival, The Angels Project, Intiman Theatre will produce Intiman Presents 'A Savage Chat with Tony Kushner,' Saturday, May 10, 2pm, at Town Hall Seattle: An interactive community conversation between the Pulitzer Prize, Emmy Award, and Tony Award-winning playwright of Angels in America, Tony Kushner; internationally syndicated advice columnist and The Stranger Editorial Director Dan Savage; and YOU! (more...)

SiriusXM to Launch 'Steele & Ungar,' a New Weekly Show with Michael Steele and Rick Ungar, on SiriusXM P.O.T.U.S. on March 22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014


Streamin' Garage Launches First Bitcoin Game Show
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

LOS ANGELES, March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Streamin' Garage, an innovator in new media production and live streaming, today announced it is producing a live online bitcoin only game show, 'Take My Bitcoins.' Sponsored by Butterfly Labs, the leading provider of bitcoin mining technology, the first-of-its-kind game show will give away thousands of dollars per week in bitcoins. (more...)

Comedian Michele Balan and Special Guest Carl Guerra to Headline Lake Worth Playhouse, 3/28
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

The Playhouse Comedy Series presents Michele Balan with special guest Carl Guerra at Lake Worth Playhouse for one night only, March 28, 2014 at 8 p.m. (more...)

HBO to Pay Tribute to David Brenner with Encore Presentation of 2000 Special, 3/20
by TV News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

HBO remembers David Brenner with an encore presentation of his 2000 HBO solo special 'David Brenner: Back with a Vengeance,' which can be seen this Thursday, March 20 (more...)

Legendary Comedian & Tonight Show Guest David Brenner Dies at 78
by TV News Desk - Mar 17, 2014

Legendary stand-up comedian and long time Tonight Show favorite, David Brenner has passed away at the age of 78 after a battle with cancer on Saturday, March 15th. (more...)

Scoop: MEET THE PRESS on NBC - Today, March 16, 2014
by TV Scoop - Mar 16, 2014

Get all the scoop on MEET THE PRESS, airing on NBC on Sunday, March 16, 2014! (more...)

Tina Giorgi, Scott Bruce and More to Headline Bucks County Playhouse's March 2014 Comedy Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2014

Bucks County Playhouse (BCP) expands March programming through an array of comedy performances with tickets starting at just $15. Comedians include stand- up greats Tina Giorgi, Carole Montgomery, Scott Bruce & Patrick O'Donnell. (more...)

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