MINNEAPOLIS – Hennepin Theatre Trust presents the irrepressible comedian and political commentator BILL MAHER for one night only at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8 at the historic State Theatre (805 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis). For more than 20 years, 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 13 years on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher.”
Tickets go on sale to the general public at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 18 at the State Theatre Box Office, charge-by-phone at (800) 982-2787 and online at HennepinTheatreTrust.org.
Start at $63.50
There will be a limited number of Gold Circle seats for $104.
All pricing includes a Building Restoration Fee of $4.00
Maher’s combination of unflinching honesty and big laughs have garnered him 34 Emmy nominations with a win 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 eighth highest grossing documentary ever.
In addition to his television program – which has featured such regular visitors as Howard Dean, Ben Affleck, Robin Williams, Arianna Huffington, Cory Booker and Michael Moore – 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 at least 50 dates a year in Las Vegas as well as selling out theaters all across the country. Three of his ten stand-up specials for HBO – 2007’s “The Decider,” 2005’s “I’m Swiss” and the hilarious, “Bill Maher…But I’m Not Wrong” have been nominated for Emmy awards.
Hennepin Theatre Trust, owner of the historic Orpheum, State, Pantages and New Century Theatres, is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to arts-inspired community cultural development. The Trust is located in the WeDo™ MPLS Cultural District. Learn more at HennepinTheatreTrust.org and wedompls.org.