Thursday, 23 May 2013 11:39

Comedy: Bill Maher

Written by  Emma Kat Richardson
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Bill Maher
DeVos Performance Hall, Grand Rapids
June 1, 8 p.m.
$35.50, $49.50, $75.50, $99.50
devosperformancehall.com, (616) 742-6500

Basically, all you need to know about Bill Maher is that he's just the best. Literally. He is your BEST BET. I would probably form a religion around him if it weren't for ... well, you can probably already surmise the flaw in this logic without my offering a sarcastic explanation. As the long-time host of HBO's "Real Time With Bill Maher" and mastermind and star behind the documentary sensation Religulous, Maher has consistently taken his own special niche of angry topical humor, delivered with more than a whiff of trademark Maher-brand exasperation, and created a comedy juggernaut that has endured for decades and survived – no, thrived on – constant controversy. You can rest assured that he always has something offensive to say, but you can be equally assured that he always has something smart and thought-provoking to say, too. Ditto hilarious. In fact, make that especially hilarious. Maher, you da man.

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