Bill Maher, the brilliant political commentator who set the boundaries of where funny political talk can go on American television now stretches those limits in an evening of hard-hitting, side-splitting stand up humor on Sunday, April 28, 7:00 p.m., at the DuPont Theatre in Wilmington.
First on Politically Incorrect (Comedy Central, ABC, 1993-2002), and for the last eight years on HBO's Real Time, Maher's combination of unflinching honesty and big laughs have garnered him twenty-six Emmy nominations. 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 7th Highest Grossing Documentary ever.
In addition to his television program - which has featured such regular visitors as John Edwards, Ben Affleck, Robin Williams, Arianna Huffington, Alec Baldwin and Michael Moore - Maher has written four bestsellers: "True Story," "Does Anybody Have a Problem with That? Politically Incorrect's Greatest Hits," "When You Ride Alone, You Ride with Bin Laden" and most recently, "New Rules: Polite Musings from a Timid Observer."
Maher started his career as a stand-up comedian in 1979, and still performs at least fifty dates a year in Las Vegas and in sold out theaters all across the country. Three of his nine stand-up specials for HBO - 2007's "The Decider," 2005's "I'm Swiss," as well as his most recent, 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.
Tickets to the Wilmington show go on sale January 18 and may be purchased at the DuPont Theatre Box Office, online at www.duponttheatre.com or by calling 302.656.4401.