Special Kama’aina pre-sale tickets available for Hawaii residents only
this Thursday, October 8th at 10:00 A.M. HST
Tickets on sale to general public starting Friday, October 16th at 10:00 A.M. HST
For the fifth year in a row, Bill Maher will be ringing in the New Year once again in the Hawaiian Islands featuring his biggest shows yet with New Year’s MAHERMAGEDDON: An evening of Comedy with Bill Maher and Special Guests David Spade & Jeff Ross. Performances will be New Year’s Eve at the Blaisdell Concert Hall in Honolulu and New Year’s Day at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului. Making the celebration bigger than ever before, the legendary comedian and host of HBO’s Real Time will welcome David Spade and Jeff Ross to the party for the first time ever. After sold-out shows for the past four years, Maher continues to make good on his promise to be the “Don Ho of New Year’s.”
Special Kama’aina pre-sale tickets to both shows will go on sale for Hawaii residents only this Thursday, October 8th at 10:00 A.M. HST. Additional pre-sales will begin Friday, October 9th at 10:00 A.M. Tickets go on sale to the general public starting Friday, October 16th at 10:00 A.M. HST.
As the U.S. rings in a Presidential election year, Maher will surely have plenty of material to draw from and there’s no telling what he will say. For over 20 years, Maher, who began his career as a stand-up comedian and still performs sold-out dates across the country, has never held back and set the boundaries of where funny and political talk can go on American television. First on Politically Incorrect (Comedy Central, ABC, 1993-2002) and for the last 10 years on HBO’s Real Time, Maher’s combination of unflinching honesty and big laughs has earned him 34 Emmy nominations; winning his first in 2014 as the Executive Producer for HBO’s Vice. In 2008, he wrote and starred in Religulous directed by Larry Charles (Borat). The documentary about religions around the world went on to become the eighth highest grossing documentary ever.
Adding to this New Year’s extravaganza will be Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated actor and comedian David Spade. The Saturday Night Live alum became a household name for role as Dennis Finch, the wise-cracking, power-hungry assistant on NBC’s Just Shoot Me. Most recently, he was seen starring in Grown Up’s 2 with Adam Sandler, Chris Rock and Kevin James. Spade was also part of the final season of the CBS comedy Rules of Engagement and last year he was heard as the voice of ‘Griffin invisible man’ in the animated film Hotel Transylvania.
Jeff Ross, known as “The Roastmaster General” for his hilarious and bold celebrity roasts, will also take the stage. This past summer Comedy Central aired his most recent special, Jeff Ross Roasts Criminals: Live From Brazos County Jail. It was perhaps his most dangerous roast ever. Additionally, he was recently seen on the big screen in Jeremy Garrelick’s The Wedding Ringer with Kevin Hart and Josh Gad and in Flock of Dudes with Chris D’Elia. His writing credits include the screenplay The Comedian (co-written with Art Linson) and the book, I Only Roast The Ones I Love.
Fans can expect the unexpected when it comes to Maher’s New Year’s extravaganza. In 2013, Academy Award-winner Sean Penn and Director Michael Moore made a surprise appearance to introduce Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder, who wowed the crowd with a surprise acoustic set. This year, David Spade and Jeff Ross will only add to the Mahermageddon hysteria. No matter what happens, one thing is for certain: The Islands are the place to be to welcome in 2016.
“I think everybody wants to be in Hawaii in December,” Maher said. “That was my plan all year; get my ass booked there for New Year’s!”
**This show may include mature subject matter.
General Ticket Information
Tickets for Bill Maher, December 31st at 7:30 P.M. the Neal S. Blaisdell Concert Hall are $95.50, $65.50, and $45.50 plus service fees. Tickets will be available at http://www.ticketmaster.com and in-person at the venue box office (Monday – Saturday, 9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.) or charge by phone at (800) 745-3000. Neal S. Blaisdell Arena address: 777 Ward Ave, Honolulu, HI 96814
Tickets for Bill Maher, January 1 at 7:30 P.M. in the Castle Theater at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center are $99.50 and $79.50 plus service fees. Tickets will be available at http://www.mauiarts.org, the Maui Arts & Cultural Center Box Office or charge by phone at (808) 242-7469. Maui Arts & Cultural Center address: One Cameron Way, Kahului, HI 96732