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Oct. 27, 2004
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Comedian Bill Maher brings political humor to EMU Nov. 12

YPSILANTIBill Maher, the comedian who helped take the correctness out of “politically correct,” will visit Eastern Michigan University Friday, Nov. 12, 8 p.m., Convocation Center. Tickets are $5 and $10 for EMU students with ID and $15 and $20 for the general public. For information, call 487-2282.

Maher is the host of the HBO television show “Real Time with Bill Maher.” The show, which airs Friday at 11 p.m.,  features politicians, journalists, pundits, and entertainers discussing political and social issues.

“Real Time” is similar to “Politically Incorrect,” the show which helped establish Maher as one of the nation’s top political humorists.  Maher created “Politically Incorrect” in 1993 for Comedy Central. The show’s popularity earned it a spot on the ABC network in 1997, where it ran for five years. “Politically Incorrect” earned 18 Emmy nominations during is nine years on the air.

Aside from stand-up comedy and hosting duties, Maher also is an author.  His first book was “Does Anybody Have a Problem with That? Politically Incorrect’s Greatest Hits.” The book features Maher’s tongue-in-cheek commentaries on such proposals as putting a warning label on the Bible to why there should be a special drunk driving lane.

Maher latest book is “When You Ride Alone You Ride With bin Laden,” which provides humorous tips for those who want to help the war effort, but are at a loss as to how.

Maher’s other credits include five HBO stand-up comedy specials and a Tony-nominated one-man Broadway Show, “Victory Begins at Home.”


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