Bill Maher Standup at State Theatre – a Can’t Miss!
Despite wild success in television, print, and film, Bill Maher stays connected to his standup roots. He’s maintained a solid standup schedule since 1979, and he does a good job of avoiding rehashing what he says in his shows.
The Hennepin Theatre Trust website recaps his career as such:
“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 fourteen 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.’”
If you’re at all concerned whether it’s worth seeing him live when you can get such a good dose of him on tv, here is a review from his 2018 tour in Boston (from this site):
“FUNNY. BRILLIANT. INSIGHTFUL. NOBODY DOES IT BETTER!
Bill Maher hit all the political highlights in his concert last night. Some of it was familiar if you watch Real Time, but even so, it was still very funny. He makes you think after the laughter is over. And he calls out his audience when it’s necessary: Never take your cell phone out if you are 3 rows from his stage and don’t groan if you disagree with his comment. He definitely notices and points it out to all of us (“shut the phone off! It’s rude!”). Intelligent humor that’s non-stop for 1 1/2 hours, your face hurts from constant laughter, and you smile all the way home. If you are a political humor junkie, Mr. Maher is a must-see.”
Help yourself to a dose of Maher on Saturday, August 17th at the State Theatre. Tickets are $63.50 – $129. Show starts at 8. You can find parking for just $6 at the Park and Shop ramps near the venue after 4 pm.