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Comedian and ‘Real Time’ host Bill Maher performs at Hershey Theatre on Oct. 21

Comedian and ‘Real Time’ host Bill Maher performs at Hershey Theatre on Oct. 21
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From a press release:

Boundary-pushing comedian Bill Maher will be bringing his next live stand-up tour to the Hershey Theatre on Friday, Oct. 21 at 8 p.m.

Tickets, which are $62, $77, and $152, plus fees, are available at the Hershey Theatre box office (15 E. Caracas Ave., Hershey), online at and, and by phone at 717-534-3405 and 800-745-3000.

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 and ABC, 1993-2002) and for the last 13 years on HBO’s “Real Time,” Maher’s combination of unflinching honesty and big laughs have garnered him 34 Emmy nominations. Maher won his first Emmy in 2014 as the executive producer for HBO series “VICE.”

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 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.”