Bill Maher knows his niche. The king of political comedy, Maher stops by Cincinnati for a stand-up show Sunday just as his HBO show, Real Time with Bill Maher, returns from summer hiatus Friday.
Known today for his no-holds-barred commentary on current events, politics and religion, Maher has always been a stand-up comic and he got his start honing his chops in comedy clubs in 1979 — long before the days when performers utilized social media to spread their messages or work. And as with many performers, Facebook and Twitter have proven to be helpful tools for Maher as a contemporary comedian.
“When you are travelling, especially as much as I do, and trying to get people aware that you’re in the city, at the theater, it’s fantastic,” he says.
Bill Maher performs 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15 at the Aronoff Center for the Arts. $45.50-$63. cincinnatiarts.org.