Bill Maher News

Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Richard H. Wolff & More Set for REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER, 7/25
by TV News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

REAL TIME WITH Bill Maher continues its 12th season FRIDAY, JULY 25 (10:00-11:00 p.m. live ET/tape-delayed PT), with a replay at11:00 p.m., exclusively on HBO. Allowing Maher to offer his unique perspective on contemporary issues, the show includes an opening monologue, roundtable discussions with panelists, and interviews with guests. Economist Richard D. Wolff is the top-of-show interview guest. Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is the mid-show interview guest. The roundtable guests are political consultant Hogan Gidley, journalist Amy Goodman and author Matt Kibbe. (more...)

Cape Comedy by Marc Weingarten is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Cape Comedy, a novel by Marc Weingarten available at all online retailers worldwide including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple and Google. The American comedy club scene is the birthplace of fame and occupies a significantly elevated status when it comes to defining American pop culture. It is the only place where you can witness an unknown Jay Leno, David Letterman, Jerry Seinfeld and Robin Williams carve genius from hunger for the price of two iced teas. After what seems a lifetime of living it, Marc Weingarten's debut novel, Cape Comedy, is ready to explode the world of stand-up comedy and its underbelly into the souls of its fans and inhabitants ... just not from the POV you might expect. The long awaited debut is finally here. Cape Comedy is not just a cover charge and two-drink minimum in exchange for an evening of laughter. As comedian Bruce Baum said in a published testimonial: 'Marc has written a novel that's Gatsby-like in the way it unveils layers of the comedy world most people don't know exist.' This quirky, pop culture thriller represents a deep reveal into the anger and pain from which our laughter is gifted to us. Pam Stone, the co-star of the ABC TV show Coach, said this: 'If the general public had any idea of the behind-the-scenes stories that have gone on in comedy clubs across the nation ... oh, Lordy. Most comics have kept our mouths shut, only because someone else has equal dirt on us to spill. Marc Weingarten, in his debut novel, unabashedly shares some of the raw truths and appallingly funny accounts in this fictional (or, is it?), comedic setting ... pulled, I'm sure, from years in the biz.' A comedy pioneer, Weingarten's resume includes owning a comedy landmark, writing and talent coordinating a late night network television show, producing some of the biggest live comedy events in the country, headlining major venues as a comic, writing material for other comics, and co-founding what is arguably the most prominent comedy recording label in the country. At 26, Marc became the youngest comedy club owner in America when he and his partners bought the historic Ice House in Pasadena, California. During that time, Marc developed working relationships with some of America's most prominent comedy stars, agents and network executives. From there, he joined legendary L.A. radio personality Rick Dees, who asked Marc to help develop and produce The Rick Dees Comedy Concerts. That association led to seven sold-out shows at such venues as the Universal Amphitheater, Pasadena Civic Auditorium, and Long Beach Terrace Theater. Stars including Jay Leno, Howie Mandel, Brad Garrett, Ellen Degeneres, Bill Maher and Kevin Nealon were featured in Marc's productions. Marc's credits include being hired as a staff writer and talent coordinator for ABC's Into the Night starring Brad Garrett. He's performed in Las Vegas and major theaters and comedy clubs nationwide and has been a voting member of the GRAMMY's since 1997 for producing the albums of George Lopez, Richard Jeni, Bobby Collins and Jeff Wayne. For interviews and print reviews Marc is available by phone at 818-571-6996 and by email at marcfunny@msn.com. Marc Weingarten PO Box 1497 Deerfield Beach, Fl 33443 Email: marcfunny@msn.com Web site: www.marcweingarten.com Cell: 818-571-6996 (more...)

George Takei, Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II & More Set for REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER, 7/18
by TV News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

REAL TIME WITH Bill Maher continues its 12th season FRIDAY, JULY 18 (10:00-11:00 p.m. live ET/tape-delayed PT), with a replay at11:00 p.m., exclusively on HBO. Allowing Maher to offer his unique perspective on contemporary issues, the show includes an opening monologue, roundtable discussions with panelists, and interviews with guests. Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, president, North Carolina NAACP, is the top-of-show interview guest. Actor George Takei is the mid-show interview guest. The roundtable guests are former Cal. Rep. Jane Harman, statistician Nate Silverand editor Jamie Weinstein. (more...)

GAME OF THRONES Among HBO's 99 Primetime Emmy Nominations
by TV News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

HBO received 99 Primetime Emmy® nominations, the most of any network for the 14th year in a row, for the upcoming 66th Primetime Emmy Awards®, which were announced today in Los Angeles. (more...)

Cal Shakes to Present THE GREAT TRAGEDIES: MIKE DAISEY TAKES ON SHAKESPEARE, 10/2-12
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

California Shakespeare Theater announced today that it will present the world premiere of The Great Tragedies: Mike Daisey Takes on Shakespeare, October 2 through October 12 at the Bruns Amphitheater. (more...)

GAME OF THRONES Leads with 19 Emmy Noms; Check Out Nominations By Network & Show!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 10, 2014

The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards Nominations Announcement were announced this morning at the Television Academy's Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre in North Hollywood's NoHo Arts District. For the first time, this year's nominees were selected via online voting. (more...)

SundanceTV to Premiere New Series THE APPROVAL MATRIX, 8/11
by TV News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

SundanceTV announced today that its newest original non-fiction series, “The Approval Matrix” will premiere Monday, August 11th at 11pm ET/PT (more...)

Toola Supports NY Times Bestselling Author, Actress, and Comedienne, Annabelle Gurwitch
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

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ImprovBoston Showcases Top Talent for Premiere IMPROV INVITATIONAL, 7/11 - 8/1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

The Improv Invitational unites ImprovBoston's most talented improvisers for a month of hilarious, boundary-pushing comedy shows. On Fridays from July 11 to August 1, this showcase of ImprovBoston's resident casts pushes veteran comedians outside their comfort zones, sparks cross-cast alliances and celebrates a single shared goal: bring the laughs. (more...)

THE WRITER'S ROOM WITH REZA ASLAN Continues With Liz Meriwether, 7/2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

On July 2, playwright, author and screenwriter Liz Meriwether will join The Writers' Room with Reza Aslan, a refreshing take on the typically staid literary event that includes a live house band, cocktails, and audience interaction. Staged the first Wednesday of every month, The Writer's Room is an intimate yet fast-paced conversation with some of today's most compelling poets, novelists, non-fiction writers and screenwriters. (more...)

Guest Lineup for THE VIEW, Week of 6/23-27
by TV News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

“The View,” a live, one-hour daily talk show from ABC (11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon, ET), features Whoopi Goldberg, Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy. It's the original forum in which real women discuss everyday issues, share their opinions and engage in colorful conversations. “The View,” broadcast in HDTV and produced in 2-channel stereo sound, is now available to watch online daily at 4:00 p.m., ET/1:00 p.m., PT on ABC.com. “The View” is owned and produced by ABC. Barbara Walters and Bill Geddie are executive producers. For breaking news and updated videos follow “The View” (@theviewtv) and Whoopi Goldberg (@WhoopiGoldberg), Sherri Shepherd (@SherriEShepherd) and Jenny McCarthy (@JennyMcCarthy) on Twitter. (more...)

THE BULLEPEN OPENS Off-Broadway, 6/22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

From Cage to Stage - Actor/Writer Joe Assadourian will open his new one-man comedy The Bullpen Off-Broadway on Sunday, June 22nd, at The Playroom Theater. Released from Otisville Correctional Institution in October of 2013 after serving 12 of his 25 year sentence for attempted murder, Assadourian discovered his theatrical ability while reluctantly participating in a workshop behind bars lead by Off-Broadway solo-show Actor/Director Richard Hoehler. The duo has developed the work now for over two years, both inside and outside the state prison system, and it premieres Off-Broadway this summer. (more...)

Photo Flash: Behind the Scenes with Joseph Assadourian and More in THE BULLPEN Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

Eric Krebs, in association with The Fortune Society, present THE BULLPEN, written and performed by Joseph Assadourian and directed by Richard Hoehler. Scroll down to take a look behind the scenes of the off-Broadway show in previews! (more...)

Open Q&A with THE BULLPEN Creative Team to Follow Off-Broadway Performance, 6/20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

Eric Krebs, in association with The Fortune Society, presents a special industry performance of THE BULLPEN, a new play written and performed by Joseph Assadourian and directed by Richard Hoehler. The event is set for Friday, June 20th at 4 p.m. (more...)

Linkin Park Releases New Album 'The Hunting Party'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

Grammy-Award-winning rock band, LINKIN PARK have released their sixth studio album, The Hunting Party (Machine Shop Recordings / Warner Bros.). (more...)

Bill Maher Coming to Holland Performing Arts Center, 11/22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

Bill Maher will be at the Holland Performing Arts Center on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are priced at $79.50, $65, $50, $40 and may be purchased only through Ticket Omaha by calling 402-345-0606, online at TicketOmaha.com, or at the Ticket Omaha box office located inside the Holland Center on 13th & Douglas streets (open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays 12 to 5 p.m.). (more...)

Bill Maher to Bring Standup Tour to the Van Wezel, 10/26; Tickets on Sale 6/13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 09, 2014

For more than twenty years, Bill Maher has set the boundaries of where funny, political talk can go on American television. He will bring this trailblazing style to the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall on October 26. Tickets go on sale to the public on June 13th at 10am. (more...)

Bill Maher to Host Live Edition of HBO's REAL TIME in Washington D.C.
by TV News Desk - Jun 03, 2014

In an unprecedented move, Bill Maher will travel to Washington, D.C. for two live shows, presented back-to-back without a break on FRIDAY, SEPT. 12. (more...)

THE BULLPEN to Open 6/12 Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 03, 2014

Actor/playwright Joseph Assadourian, like Charles Dutton and Lead Belly before him, discovered his theatrical voice while serving time behind bars. His new one-man play, The Bullpen, which he wrote and stars in, will begin an open-ended Off-Broadway engagement at The Playroom Theater (151 West 46th Street between Broadway and 6th Avenue) on Thursday, June 12th. Richard Hoehler directs this dark comedy, which features Assadourian in 18 different roles. Opening night is set Sunday June 22nd, previews begin June 12th. (more...)

Actor Alan Thicke to Receive Canadian Award of Distinction
by TV News Desk - May 30, 2014

The Banff World Media Festival is proud to announce beloved Canadian actor, songwriter and TV game and talk show host, Alan Thicke, as the recipient of this year's prestigious Canadian Award of Distinction. (more...)

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