Arts & Culture
Comedian Bill Maher Returns to Nashville, Brings Stand-up Tour to TPAC July 13
NASHVILLE – Stand-up comedian, television host, bestselling author, and Emmy nominee Bill Maher is returning to Nashville, bringing his stand-up comedy tour to the Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s Andrew Jackson Hall for one night only on Sunday, July 13, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets go on sale tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. at tpac.org, by phone at (615) 782-4040, and at the TPAC Box Office, 505 Deaderick Street, in downtown Nashville.
For more information, visit billmaher.com.
About Bill Maher
For the last 18 years, Bill 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 seven years on HBO’s “Real Time,” Maher’s combination of unflinching honesty and big laughs have garnered him 21 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 his television program – which has featured such regular visitors as John Edwards, Ben Affleck, Robin Williams, Arianna Huffington, Alec Baldwin and Michael Moore – Maher has written four 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 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.” Coming in February 2012, CrazyStupidPolitics LIVE! from Silicon Valley on Yahoo.com.
Maher was born in New York City, raised in River Vale, N.J. and went to Cornell University. He now resides in Los Angeles.