Comedian Bill Maher to Perform at the Coronado

By: WIFR Newsroom
By: WIFR Newsroom

ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- Comedian Bill Maher will be performing at the Coronado Performing Arts Center on Saturday, June 7.

Tickets will go on sale Friday at 10:00 a.m. through all Ticketmaster outlets, including Ticketmaster.com. You can also purchase tickets for Bill Maher at the Coronado Box Office or by calling 815-968-0595. Ticket prices start at $50. For more information, please visit coronadopac.org.

Bill Maher has been setting the boundaries for funny, political talk on American television for the last 17 years. First on “Politically Incorrect” (Comedy Central, ABC, 1993-2002), and for the last eight years on HBO’s “Real Time,” Maher’s combination of unflinching honesty and big laughs have garnered him twenty-six 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 regular visitors such 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” and most recently, “New Rules: Polite Musings from a Timid Observer.”

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. Three of his nine stand-up specials for HBO, 2007’s “The Decider,” 2005’s “I’m Swiss,” as well as his most recent, the hilarious, “Bill Maher … But I’m Not Wrong,” have been nominated for Emmy awards.


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