WHO IS HE: Comedian Bill Maher began doing standup shortly after his graduation from Cornell in 1978, but it wasn’t until the launch of his television show, “Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher” in 1993 that he became known to the masses. The show, which Maher described as “The McLaughlin Group on acid,” featured actors, politicians, musicians, authors, comedians and writers debating the hot topics of the day with Maher serving as both moderator and host. The show was abruptly pulled from the air in 2002, following controversial statements Maher made regarding terrorists, but he was back in 2003 with a new HBO show “Real Time With Bill Maher,” which was less formal and just as engaging. Throughout the years, Maher has had small roles in many feature films and television shows, while continuing to perform stand-up comedy on a regular basis.
WHAT TO EXPECT: Bill Maher’s brutal honesty and sharp political wit have endeared him to millions. In fact, Maher’s political observations and commentary are so astute that it’s easy to forget that he’s technically a comedian by trade. Regardless of what administration is in office, there is always plenty for Maher to poke fun at. A Bill Maher performance is one that will make you both laugh and think and you’ll definitely have something to talk about when the show is over.
SHOW INFO: Tickets are $50.50, $70.50 and $90.50. The show begins 9 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at Revel’s Ovation Hall.