Comedian and satirist Bill Maher has been in everyone’s Twitter feed recently with his many unapologetic remarks making media headlines. Instead of his usual bashing of Republicans, religious fanatics and Bill Cosby, the host this time called out fellow liberals. Well, not all liberals. On last week’s edition of Real Time with Bill Maher, the comedian took shots at some UC Berkley students who protested him giving a commencement speech last year. “Where do I go to protest you?” he asked on the show. “I am not a big fan of Rush Limbaugh,” Maher continued. “However, if you’re one of the people with a website devoted to making him go away, you are part of the problem….you don’t ‘get’ free speech. You’re just a baby who can’t stand to live in a world where you hear things that upset you.”
Even with the return of Real Time with Bill Maher on Friday nights, he continues to tour theaters across the country. Maher plays the Arlington Theatre in Santa Barbara, CA on Mar. 14 at 8 pm. The lefty comedian always makes critical remarks about current events, from the Charlie Hebdo attack to The Interview. Those comments have now surely been refined and honed into solid stand-up bits which you’ll want to see at one of his Live Nation comedy concerts.
Bill Maher has always had an irreverent attitude in his stand-up comedy. His latest HBO special Bill Maher: Live From D.C. took on President Barack Obama, members of the shut-it-down Republican Party and, as usual, organized religion. Even with his frequent controversial statements about Islam or Catholicism, fans of the New York native continue to support. Live From D.C. was HBO’s most watched comedy special premiere with 1.6 million viewers since Robin Williams’s Weapons of Self Destruction in 2009.
Tickets for Bill Maher at the Arlington Theatre on March 14 are now on sale on Ticketmaster and can be purchased by clicking here. Check out Maher calling out the UC Berkley protesters below.