Special Kama’aina pre-sale tickets available for Hawaii residents only
starting today at 10:00 A.M. HST
Tickets on sale to general public starting Saturday, June 25th at 10:00 A.M. HST
December 31 Blaisdell Concert Hall
January 1 Maui Arts & Cultural Center
For the sixth 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 Bill Maher’s 6th Annual New Year’s All-Star Evening of Comedy with Bill Maher, Margaret Cho & David Cross. 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 host of HBO’s Real Time will welcome Margaret Cho and David Cross to the party for the first time ever. After sold-out shows for the past five 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 today, June 20th at 10:00 A.M. HST. Buyers with a Hawaii zip code may buy up to eight tickets each. Non-Hawaii residents can purchase pre-sale tickets starting Friday, June 24th at 10:00 A.M and can access the pre-sale code and further information by signing up for Event Alerts at RBPconcerts.com. Tickets go on sale to the general public starting Saturday, June 25th at 10:00 A.M. HST.
As the U.S. wraps up a Presidential election year, Maher will surely have plenty of material to draw from. 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 Grammy-nominated actress and comedienne Margaret Cho. Having conquered the worlds of film, television, books, music and theatre, her comedy tours are a constant sell-out both here and abroad. She’s had two shows debut Off-Broadway (I’m The One That I Want and The Sensuous Woman) and her last stand-up, psyCHO, was filmed at the historic Gramercy Theatre in New York City.
Since January of this year, David Cross has been “Making America Great Again,” touring the country in his first standup show in six years. Cross’ last tour in 2009 was a solo stand-up show in support of his New York Times Bestseller, I Drink for a Reason. It was filmed at Boston’s Wilbur Theater for a special, entitled Bigger and Blackerer, which premiered on EPIX in April 2010 before being released on CD and DVD by Sub Pop. His previous comedy special, David Cross: The Pride is Back, aired on HBO in 1999, and was named one of the 25 best stand-up comedy specials and concert films of all time by Rolling Stone in July 2015.
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. Last year, David Spade and Jeff Ross added to the hysteria. No matter what happens, one thing is for certain: The Islands are the place to be to welcome in 2017.
“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, $79.50 and $59.50 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