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- October 28, 2012 - October 28, 2012
- Venue: Indiana University Auditorium
- Address: Fine Arts Plaza, Bloomington, IN 47405
- Phone: 812-855-1103
- Times: 8 pm
- Admission: IUB Students: $23-$49; General Admission: $44-$59
Spend an engaging evening with BILL MAHER, one of America’s most provocative comedians and the award-winning satirical host of HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher. As an American stand-up comedian, television host, political commentator, author, and actor, Maher constantly challenges organized institutions and their individuals. His witty rhetoric is aimed at a wide range of topics such as religion, politics, bureaucracies, political correctness, mass media, and the American voter. For the last 18 years, Maher has pushed the boundaries of where funny, political talk can go on American television through late-night talk shows. Maher started hosting Comedy Central’s—and later ABC’s—Politically Incorrect in 1993, which won him numerous awards, including an Emmy Award. He currently hosts the show Real Time with Bill Maher that has featured regular visitors such as John Edwards, Ben Affleck, Robin Williams, Arianna Huffington, and Alec Baldwin. Throughout his comically controversial career, he has earned an outstanding 23 Emmy Award nominations. Maher satirizes governments and societies worldwide, and his comments always prove bluntly humorous. Maher scrutinizes, “The problem is that the people with the most ridiculous ideas are always the people who are most certain of them.” In 2008, Maher explored and commentated on the reasoning and beliefs behind organized religion in director Larry Charles’ (Borat) uproarious and unprecedented documentary Religulous, which has become the seventh highest grossing documentary ever. Maher graduated from Cornell University and began his career as a stand-up comedian and actor, which landed him appearances on the Johnny Carson and David Letterman shows in the early 1980s. He also acted in several films, including his debut performance in D.C. Cab and his role in the hilarious Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death. The quizzical comedian has written five bestsellers as well, including When You Ride Alone, You Ride With Bin Laden and New Rules: Polite Musings from a Timid Observer. When a person who has been ranked on Comedy Central’s 100 Greatest Standups of All Time, and has on his panel politicians and celebrities from all across the political spectrum, you know you’re in for an entertaining and thought-provoking evening. Rolling Stone praises, “Watching Maher on Real Time taking apart conventional wisdom is a thrilling affair. Plus, he’s very funny.” And he’s even more impressive in person! (MATURE CONTENT)