HBO’s Bill Maher will be at Brady Theater, Friday, December 10, 2010. Maher, the host of Real Time with Bill Maher, hosted a similar late night talk-show called Politically Incorrect originally on Comdey Central and later on ABC.
Maher is known for his political satire and sociopolitical commentary, which targets a wide swath of topics: religion, politics, bureaucracies of many kinds, political correctness, the mass media, greed among people and persons in positions of high political and social power, the lack of intellectual curiosity of the electorate, among many topics. He supports the legalization of marijuana and gay marriage and serves on the board of PETA. He is also a critic of religion and is an advisory board member of Project Reason, a foundation to promote scientific knowledge and secular values within society. Maher currently ranks number 38 on Comedy Central’s 100 greatest stand-ups of all time.
Love him or hate him (and it really is about that simple) he is a risk taker that at times has it pay off in big ways and other times falls quite limp. You have to kind of respect that brash, out-on-the-edge kind of approach in todays watered down society. He is a little like a NASCAR race, you don’t really show up to see the race, but you wait for the wreck to happen to see what it looks like. I am reminded of another controversial media personality, Howard Stern, in the early days of his time at NBC radio the overwhelming response to why people listened for the period of time they did (good and bad) was to hear what he will say next. Bill Maher is that type of a comedian. You may sit and laugh and at times cringe at what you hear, but will generally walk away with something to think about and still feel entertained.
BRADY THEATER, 105 W. BRADY ST.
TICKETS AVAILABLE AT REASOR’S AND STARSHIP RECORDS, AS WELL AS BRADY BOX OFFICE
DOORS OPEN AT 7:00 PM