Political junkies and HBO subscribers should mark their calendars for Friday, August 16. At 10 am, individual tickets for An Evening with Bill Maher go on sale.
Maher — comedian, political satirist and host of HBO's Real Time — performs at the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House on Sunday, November 17 at 7:30 pm. The AT&T Performing Arts Center promises it will be a "boundary-stretching evening of sharp wit and satire."
Tickets range from $58 to $88 and can be purchased on the AT&T PAC website, by phone at 214-880-0202, in person at the AT&T PAC information center (2353 Flora St., open 10 am–9 pm daily), or at the remote box office at Park Place Lexus Plano at 1025 Preston Rd.
Since August 5, Center Members have been able to purchase the best available tickets before they go on sale to the public. If you still want to try and beat the GP, you can join by calling 214-978-2888 or going to attpac.org/support.
Real Time, which has aired on HBO for the past seven years, just wrapped up filming August 2 for a summer break. Recent guests have included Jay Z and Barney Frank. Maher released a documentary called Religulous in 2008, and he has written four bestsellers. His latest book is The New New Rules: A Funny Look at How Everybody but Me Has Their Head Up Their Ass.
Maher started his career as a stand-up comedian in 1979, and he still performs at least 50 dates a year in Las Vegas and theaters across the country. He tailors his routines to the location, calling out local politicians and skewering sacred cows.
His Dallas visit comes a week after he performs at the 2013 New York Comedy Festival.