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Bill Maher

Birth Place: New York, NY, USA

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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 fourteen years on HBO's "Real Time," Maher's combination of unflinching honesty and big laughs have garnered him 41 Emmy nominations. Maher won his first Emmy in 2014 as executive producer for the HBO series, "VICE." In October of 2008, this same combination was on display in Maher's uproarious and unprecedented swipe at organized religion, "Religulous," directed by Larry Charles ("Borat"). The documentary has gone on to become the eighth highest grossing documentary ever.
In addition to his television program - which has featured such visitors as President Barack Obama, Vice President Joseph Biden, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Kerry Washington, Michael Steele, Howard Dean, Michael Moore, Eva Longoria, Drew Barrymore, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Gen. Wesley Clark, Susan Sarandon, Kevin Costner, Gary Hart and Pat Buchanan.- Maher has written five bestsellers: "True Story," "Does Anybody Have a Problem with That? Politically Incorrect's Greatest Hits," "When You Ride Alone, You Ride with Bin Laden," "New Rules: Polite Musings from a Timid Observer" and most recently, "The New New Rules: A Funny Look at How Everybody But Me Has Their Head Up Their Ass."
Maher started his career as a stand-up comedian in 1979, and still performs at least 50 dates a year in Las Vegas and in sold out theaters all across the country. Four of his ten stand-up specials for HBO - 2014's "Bill Maher: Live from DC," 2007's "The Decider," 2005's "I'm Swiss," as well as the hilarious, "Bill Maher ... But I'm Not Wrong," - have been nominated for Emmy Awards.
Maher was born in New York City, raised in River Vale, N.J. and went to Cornell University. He now resides in Los Angeles.


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An Evening With Fran Lebowitz Comes to the Kings Theatre in October

Author Fran Lebowitz will be coming to Kings Theatre in Brooklyn, NY on Saturday, October 21, 2023. Tickets will go on sale Friday, July 21 at 10am ET, with presales beginning Wednesday, July 19 at 10am ET.

KEVIN HART: REALITY CHECK to Premiere on Peacock in July

Peacock has announced two exciting projects in partnership with Kevin Hart and his multi-platform media company, Hartbeat. Standup comedy special KEVIN HART: REALITY CHECK and the third season of Hart’s celebrity talk show, HART TO HEART will both premiere in celebration of Hart’s birthday. 

Lesher Center to Celebrate Latin American Arts & Culture with Weeklong Festival in June

A vibrant week-long celebration of Latin American arts and culture is coming to the Lesher Center for the Arts with Fiesta Cultural, offering comedy, theatre, visual arts, and a free street fair.

New Musical THE DAYS BEYOND TODAY to Have Industry Presentations at Theater 555

Producer Eric Krebs and Michael Roberts will present industry presentations of “The Days Beyond Today,” a new musical with book, music, and lyrics by Michael Roberts (Golf: The Musical, Goldstein), directed by Mr. Krebs.

Review Roundup: THE THANKSGIVING PLAY Opens On Broadway Starring D'Arcy Carden, Katie Finneran, Scott Foley, and Chris Sullivan

Second Stage Theater's production of Larissa FastHorse's play, The Thanksgiving Play, directed by Tony Award-winner Rachel Chavkin, opens tonight at Second Stage's Hayes Theater (240 West 44th Street). Read reviews for the production!

Fran Lebowitz Brings Social Insight And Satirical Comedy To Scottsdale Arts

On April 7, Fran Lebowitz will share her forthright, yet amusing perspectives of social observations and cultural experiences for a memorable night of comedic storytelling at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts.

Review: Douglas Lyons' CHICKEN & BISCUITS at the Asolo Repertory Theatre

As its title suggests, it's like theatrical comfort food.

Fran Lebowitz Comes to the Boulder Theater This Summer

In a cultural landscape filled with endless pundits and talking heads, Fran Lebowitz stands out as one of our most insightful social commentators.  

Comedian and REAL TIME Host Bill Maher To Perform Live at the Fabulous Fox Theatre, October 7

Emmy- nominated comedian BILL MAHER will bring his stand up tour to the Fabulous Fox Theatre in St. Louis on Saturday, October 7 at 8:00 p.m.

ENNIO: THE LIVING PAPER CARTOON Enters Final Week of Performances at Club Fugazi

Ennio: The Living Paper Cartoon enters its final week, wrapping up its run at San Francisco’s Club Fugazi next Sunday, February 5, 2023.


The art of living origami meets hilarious theatre magic when Club Fugazi presents Ennio: The Living Paper Cartoon, co-produced by Club Fugazi Experiences, Glynis Henderson Productions, and Jonathan Reinis Productions, making its triumphant return to San Francisco after an 11-year absence, with a limited engagement, January 10 through February 5, 2023.

VIDEO: First Look at THE GILDED AGE Season Two & More In New HBO Max 2023 Promo

The spot also features returning favorites including HBO Original drama series Succession, Perry Mason, The Gilded Age The Righteous Gemstones, and Curb Your Enthusiasm. Returning Max Originals highlighted in the spot include Emmy-winning comedy Hacks, And Just Like That…, and more. Watch the new promo video now!

REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER Returns For Its 21st Season In January

Allowing Maher to offer his unique perspective on contemporary issues, the show continues with its opening monologue, one-on-one interviews with notable guests, roundtable discussions with panelists, and its signature “New Rules.” The series airs on HBO and is available to stream on HBO Max.

AN EVENING WITH FRAN LEBOWITZ Coming To Southern Theatre March 6

In a cultural landscape filled with endless pundits and talking heads, Fran Lebowitz stands out as one of our most insightful commentators. Her essays and interviews offer her acerbic views on current events and the media—as well as pet peeves including tourists, baggage-claim areas, after-shave lotion, adults who roller skate, children who speak French, or anyone who is unduly tan.

Celebrated Humorist Fran Lebowitz Shares Her Wisecracking Ways In Overture Hall Next Month

Author, journalist and social commentator Fran Lebowitz will make you laugh as she shares her sardonic commentary on American life during An Evening with Fran Lebowitz in Overture Hall on Tuesday, Nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m.

The Other Palace to Present New Musical GLORY RIDE in November

A new, original musical based on an amazing, true story from the Second World War, Glory Ride, will have its world premiere in the main theatre at The Other Palace as a staged concert from 14 - 16 November 2022.

The Laughs Keep Coming This Winter at Spruce Peak Arts

Liberty Stand-Up Comedy keeps the laughs coming this winter with the addition of two more shows to make a series of 3 stand-up nights Spruce Peak Arts. Join us for the additional shows: Saturday, January 28th at 7PM featuring Andy Pitz and Liz Miele, and Saturday, February, 25th at 7PM featuring Tom Ryan, and Wali Collins. Both shows will also feature MC Shaun Eli.

The Den to Welcome Back Comedian Greg Fitzsimmons on The Heath Mainstage in October

The Den Theatre will welcome back comedian Greg Fitzsimmons for an evening of stand-up on Saturday, October 15 at 9:30 pm on The Heath Mainstage.

Sacred Heart University Community Theatre Presents Robert Klein in November

For more than 40 years, Robert Klein has had an acclaimed career in comedy, on Broadway, on television and in film.

Comedian Greg Fitzsimmons to Perform at The Den Theatre in October

The Den Theatre will welcome back comedian Greg Fitzsimmons for an evening of stand-up on Saturday, October 15 at 9:30 pm on The Heath Mainstage.


Bill Maher has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

Bill Maher has not appeared in the West End

Bill Maher has written 1 shows including Bill Maher: Victory Begins At Home (Source Material).

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