Emmy Award-nominated comedian Bill Maher visits Philadelphia with his one-man stand-up show on Saturday, June 28. (Photo courtesy Kimmel Center)
The man who brought politically incorrect humor into to the mainstream, Bill Maher, presents his astute stand-up act at the Academy of Music, Saturday, June 28.
Maher likes to push buttons and boundaries, and you can be sure he’ll do both on the Academy stage, where no political affiliation is safe from his barrage of barbs.
The tea party, limousine liberals, the Supreme Court, religion, legalization of marijuana — if there’s a relevant issue, he’s ready to roast it with sharp insights and outrageous humor.
Best known for his two TV shows, Real Time, currently on HBO, and Politically Incorrect, which ran on Comedy Central and ABC, Maher is also a seasoned stand-up who knows how to get a crowd good and riled up with laughter.
A true fan both of politics and pop culture, his schtick blends the two in clever mocking fashion.
Maher likes to play the part of the smartest guy in the room, and because he’s so darn witty, and has such a sweet ol’ smile, he gets away with it in winning fashion.
The comedian’s shows have a history of selling out, so we suggest you move on scoring a seat.
Tickets, starting at $35, are available online.
Bill Maher Stand-Up Tour
When: Saturday, June 28, 8 p.m.
Where: Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad Street
More info: www.kimmelcenter.org