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Bill Maher: When this comedian gets started, it’s no holds barred

May 14, 2019

Irrepressible. Opinionated. And of course, politically incorrect. That’s comedian and satirist Bill Maher, host of HBO’s Emmy-nominated talk show, “Real Time With Bill Maher.”

Fans know he’s no supporter of President Donald Trump, and that’s putting it politely. Maher mocks Trump on his show and on Twitter. A recent instance was inspired by a report which questioned the president’s business success.

Maher tweeted, “Trump sold himself to this country as a business genius. Turns out he’s a reverse billionaire. Elizabeth Warren should start calling him #Brokeahontas.”

That said, you can expect Trump’s name to come up when Maher brings his comedy to the Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino on Saturday, May 25. But it’s not like that’s the only subject he covers; Maher’s barbs fly everywhere. No one is safe — even Democrats. He recently tweeted they should stop mentioning impeachment if they’re not moving ahead with it. (“Democrats, either do something or stop talking about it. @BillMaher #RealTime.”)

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Foxwoods shares more about the entertainer on its website, saying he “has set the boundaries of where funny, political talk can go on American television.” Earlier in his career, he did it on “Politically Incorrect,” (Comedy Central, ABC, 1993-2002). For the last 14 years, on HBO’s “Real Time,” his honesty and big laughs have garnered him 41 Emmy nominations.

It was 2014 when Maher won his first Emmy as executive producer for the HBO series, “VICE.” Meanwhile, his 2008 documentary, “Religulous,” his “uproarious and unprecedented swipe at organized religion,” has become the eighth-highest grossing documentary in history. He’s also the author of five best-sellers, including “True Story” and “Does Anybody Have a Problem with That? Politically Incorrect’s Greatest Hits.”

Maher started his career as a stand-up in 1979 and still performs at least 50 dates a year. Four of his 10 HBO comedy specials - 2014’s “Bill Maher: Live from DC,” 2007’s “The Decider,” 2005’s “I’m Swiss,” and “Bill Maher ... But I’m Not Wrong” — have been nominated for Emmy awards.

Foxwoods Resort Casino, Grand Theater, 350 Trolley Line Blvd., Mashantucket. Saturday, May 25, 8 p.m. $70, $60, $50. 800-200-2882