Bill Maher Goes Off

“I secretly want Mitt Romney to win,” Bill Maher confessed in the “New Rules” segment of his HBO show Real Time earlier this month. “Look, I’m a comedian, and Mitt Romney is an ultra-Caucasian Mormon zillionaire who uses his dog as a hood ornament. For me to not want him as president would be like Halliburton not secretly wanting a war.”

Fans of Maher’s pop-political TV program will be deprived of his partisan humor until August 17, when the show returns from its summer break, but you won’t have to wait that long to get a dose of his psychotropic, anti-religious comedy: You can check out his standup show tonight in Denver. Maher will deliver his commentary — surely discussing his classic issues of global warming, Republicans, obesity, animal rights and, of course, marijuana — at 8 p.m. at the Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Place. Tickets start at $55; for more information, visit
Fri., July 27, 8 p.m., 2012