by Josh Gross
Someone run and tell the right-wing protesters to polish up their signs and put fresh batteries in their bullhorns. Renowned pot-smoking atheist and acid-tongued critic of all things Republican, host of HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher, $1 million contributor to the pro-Obama super PAC and star of Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death—the greatest B-movie of all time—Bill Maher is coming to Boise to do his standup act on Saturday, Aug. 18, at the Morrison Center.
Tickets for that show will go on sale Friday, April 13, at 10 a.m.
Maher starting doing standup in 1979, but rose to prominence as the host of the late-night talk show Politically Incorrect, a job he was fired from for saying that he didn’t think the 9/11 hijackers were cowards. That show was also where Rhode Island senatorial candidate Christine O’Donnell appeared 22 times, something she would come to regret when Maher replayed footage of her appearances on his HBO show, including a clip in which she said she had dabbled in witchcraft.
In 2008, Maher starred in the documentary Religulous, in which he skewered religion, religious sites and religious figures across the world. It is the seventh-highest-grossing documentary of all time.
And despite his two TV shows, his documentary, blogging for the Huffington Post, and writing several best-selling books, Maher has consistently found time to perform standup as well, with approximately 50 dates a year. Three of his nine comedy specials on HBO have been nominated for Emmy Awards.
Tickets for the Saturday, Aug. 18, show will be available here.