Im the first to admit that Bill Maher is an asshole. Hes a sexist jerk and a foolishly staunch libertarian, and yet I love him to death and feel lost and depressed every Friday night that his HBO show is on furlough which it is right now, until August. Although Mahers often in bad humor, his comedys not; what a pleasure it will be to observe his caustic dissection of our very own DNC when hes back on the air. I can hardly wait!
In the meantime, hell offer a living, breathing sample of that mordant humor during An Evening With Bill Maher, tonight at 8 p.m. at the Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Place. And where will Bill point his evil eye? Election-trail politics, no doubt. Religion? Quite possible, as he loathes it and will surely be touting his documentary-in-production, Religulous, with Borat director Larry Charles. Wherever he chooses to go, hes going to make you laugh.
Tickets for the all-ages show are $45 to $55 (and worth every penny, if youre an addict like me); go to www.livenation.com or call 1-866-461-6556.
Thu., July 10, 8 p.m., 2008