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Last modified: Monday, October 15, 2012

'Real Time' host, comedian Bill Maher to perform at IU Auditorium

WHAT: Bill Maher
WHEN: 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28
WHERE: IU Auditorium, 1211 E. Seventh St. in Bloomington
TICKETS: $23-$49 for IU Bloomington students with a valid ID and $44-$59 for general public, on sale now. Individual tickets may be purchased online at, in person at the IU Auditorium Box Office, as well as through, all Ticketmaster outlets or charge by phone at 800-745-3000. The IU Auditorium Box Office is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Oct. 15, 2012

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Bill Maher, one of America's most provocative comedians, will perform at Indiana University Auditorium at 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28.

For the past 18 years, Maher has pushed the boundaries of where funny, political talk can go on American television through late-night talk shows. He currently hosts HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher," which has featured regular visitors such as John Edwards, Robin Williams and Arianna Huffington.

Maher started hosting Comedy Central's, and later ABC's, "Politically Incorrect" in 1993, which won him numerous awards, including an Emmy Award for Outstanding Technical Direction. Throughout his comically controversial career, he has earned 23 Emmy Award nominations and was named one of Comedy Central's 100 Greatest Stand-up Comedians of All Time.

Maher began his career as a stand-up comedian and actor, which landed him appearances on Johnny Carson and David Letterman's shows in the early 1980s. He also acted in several films and has written five bestsellers including "When You Ride Alone, You Ride With Bin Laden" and "New Rules: Polite Musings from a Timid Observer." Maher has been unapologetic about his opinions concerning politics, religion and everything in between, and has become known for fearlessly calling out politicians, corporations, celebrities and public figures.

"Whether you come because you love to agree or love to disagree with him, Bill Maher is sure to keep you entertained from start to finish," IU Auditorium director Doug Booher said. "His irreverent comedic style and unapologetic take on people and politics will keep you glued to your seats, or rolling in the aisles. Prepare for an incredible night -- this is definitely not to be missed."

For more information on Bill Maher and the rest of the 2012-2013 season, visit The website features video clips and a selection of songs from this season's performances, in addition to a direct link to the IU Auditorium Facebook and Twitter pages, whose followers receive exclusive benefits throughout the year.

Bill Maher at IU Auditorium is sponsored by Bloomington Bagel Company. IU Auditorium's 2012-2013 season is presented by Curry Auto Center, B97, The Herald-Times and IU Residential Programs and Services.