Bill Maher’s 8th Annual New Year’s Comedy Extravaganza starring
Bill Maher, Natasha Leggero & Wendy Liebman
Exclusive RBP pre-sale starts Friday, September 7 at 8:00 A.M. HST
Tickets on sale to the general public Friday, September 7 at 10:00 A.M. HST
The tradition continues! For the eighth year in a row, Bill Maher will be ringing in the New Year in Hawaii, at Maui Arts & Cultural Center (December 30) and Neal S. Blaisdell Concert Hall (December 31). To make this year’s celebration extra memorable, Bill will be joined by two very special guest comediennes and queens of late night comedy, Natasha Leggero and Wendy Liebman. With his sold-out shows for the past seven years, Maher continues to make good on his promise to be the “Don Ho of New Year’s.”
Starting Friday, September 7 at 8:00 A.M., fans can use pre-sale code RUSSIA to get early access to tickets before they go on sale to the general public. Hawaii fans may purchase up to eight tickets each. Pre-sale is on-line only and runs until 10:00 A.M. HST the same day. Tickets go on sale to the general public starting Friday, September 7 at 10:00 A.M.
Maher began his career as a stand-up comedian and still performs sold-out dates across the country. But he may be best known for his television programming, which has never held back and has 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 are Natasha Leggero and Wendy Liebman. Leggero is an accomplished actress, writer, and stand-up comedian who created, wrote, produced and stars in the Comedy Central sitcom Another Period. Leggero can also be seen starring opposite Andrew Dice Clay on DICE. Stemming from her breakout appearance on the Comedy Central Roast of James Franco, Leggero was lauded as the stand-out roaster on the Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber. Wendy Liebman has been a regular on late night television and recently made it to the semifinals of America’s Got Talent. She has done half-hour specials for HBO and Comedy Central, and her first hour, Wendy Liebman Taller on TV premiered on Showtime in November 2017.
Fans can expect the unexpected when it comes to Maher’s New Year’s extravaganza. In 2013, Academy Award-winner actor 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. In 2015, David Spade and Jeff Ross added to the hysteria, and were followed up by Margaret Cho and Dana Gould in 2016 and finally by Bob Saget and Reggie Brown in 2017. No matter what happens, one thing is for certain: The Islands are the place to be as the world welcomes in 2019.
“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 will include mature subject matter.