(CLEARWATER) Comedian Bill Maher returns to Ruth Eckerd Hall with his notoriously candid stand-up comedy on Saturday, June 19 at 8 pm. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 23 at 10 am. Tickets are limited as this performance will be presented at 50% capacity.
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 nineteen 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 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 8th highest grossing documentary ever.
In addition to his television program – which has featured such visitors as President Barack Obama, then Vice-President Joseph Biden, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Kerry Washington, Michael Steele, Eva Longoria, Drew Barrymore, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Susan Sarandon and Kevin Costner, just to name a few – 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 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.
The performance will be presented at 50% capacity. In addition to frequent multi-layer sanitization of the venue, new XONAR technology has been installed that uses thermal imaging sensors to detect elevated body temperature. Appropriate face coverings will be required inside the facility, contact is being minimized and hand sanitizer stations are readily available. For more information, including social safety guidelines, please visit www.rutheckerdhall.com/facility-safety-protocols.
Tickets priced at $132.75, $92.75 and $72.75 are available by visiting www.RuthEckerdHall.com. Tickets may also be purchased by calling The Raymond James Central Ticket Office at Ruth Eckerd Hall at 727.791.7400, Tuesday through Saturday noon to 4 pm ONLY. The Raymond James Central Ticket Office will open one hour prior to show time.