Monday, April 22, 2013

Bill Maher, “Politically Incorrect” Comedian to Perform at DPAC August 10

For the last eighteen years, Bill Maher has expanded the boundaries of where funny political talk can go on American television. Fans will be able to see first-hand when Maher takes the stage at DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center, on August 10, 2013 as part of Cool Summer Nights at DPAC. This show is presented in partnership with AC Entertainment.

Tickets go on sale Friday, April 26 at 10am online,  at the box office, and by phone. Friends of DPAC members may place their orders on April 24.

"More and more we're seeing entertainers that used to play other venues in the region make the move to DPAC. Clear sound, great views of the stage and the best audiences in the Triangle...nothing beats a show at DPAC. We've wanted to host Bill Maher on our stage for some time and it will be great to have him in Durham," said Bob Klaus, GM of DPAC.

First on “Politically Incorrect” (Comedy Central, ABC, 1993-2002), and for the last seven years on HBO’s “Real Time”, Maher’s combination of unflinching honesty and big laughs have garnered him twenty-one 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 “Real Time” – which has featured such regular visitors as Robin Williams, Arianna Huffington, Alec Baldwin and Michael Moore – Maher has written five bestselling books: “True Story: A Novel”; “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 fifty dates a year in Las Vegas and in sold-out theaters all across the country. Two of his nine stand-up specials for HBO – 2007’s “The Decider” and 2005’s “I’m Swiss” – have been nominated for Emmy® awards. Bill’s most recent stand-up special for HBO was the hilarious, “Bill Maher But I’m Not Wrong”; and February 2012 “CrazyStupidPolitics LIVE! from Silicon Valley” on

Maher was born in New York City, raised in River Vale, N.J. and went to Cornell University.  He now resides in Los Angeles.

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