Considering his early and vocal encouragement of legalizing cannabis, it might be a little surprising that Bill Maher hasn't made it to Spokane lately, but that will change when the provocative comedian drops by the Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox on Oct. 17.
Probably best known as the host of HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher and the controversially dismissed former host of Politically Incorrect, Maher specializes in biting political humor when he takes the stage, and with combining guest panels on his talk show that inevitably, and often hilariously, clash. He's received 34 Emmy nominations for his talk shows, and three others for his standup specials. His 2008 feature-film documentary skewering religions around the world, Religulous, got some positive reviews. His feature-film debut, D.C. Cab, did not, but it did give Mr. T something to do after Rocky III.
Here's a recent monologue from Real Time:
Tickets for Maher go on sale Wednesday, July 15, at 10 am. Tickets are $69, $58, $49 and $39, and are available at the Martin Woldson Theater website or by calling 509-624-1200.
Dan Nailen is the managing editor of the Inlander, where he oversees coverage of arts and culture. He's previously written and edited for The Salt Lake Tribune, Salt Lake City Weekly, Missoula Independent, Salt Lake Magazine, The Oregonian and KUER-FM. He grew up seeing the country in an Air Force family and studied...