Bill Maher’s New Year’s 10th Anniversary starring
Bill Maher with Nikki Glaser and special guest Christopher KID Reid
Bill Maher and Nikki Glaser will be ringing in the New Year in the Castle Theater at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center (December 30) and Neal S. Blaisdell Concert Hall (December 31) in Honolulu. They will be joined on stage by special guest Christopher “KID” Reid.
For more than twenty-five years, Bill Maher has set the boundaries on where funny, political talk can go on American television. First on Politically Incorrect (Comedy Central, ABC, 1993-2002), and for the last nineteen years on HBO’s Real Time, Bill’s combination of unflinching honesty and big laughs have garnered him 41 Emmy nominations. Bill won his first Emmy in 2014 as executive producer for the HBO series, VICE. In October of 2008, this same combination was on display in Maher’s uproarious and unprecedented swipe at organized religion, Religulous, directed by Larry Charles (Borat).
Bill started his career as a stand-up comedian in 1979, and still performs at least fifty dates a year in Las Vegas and in sold-out theaters across the country. Bill has also been recognized with numerous Emmy nominations for his stand-up specials for HBO. He’s done 11 solo specials for the premium cable channel including, Bill Maher: Be More Cynical (2000), I’m Swiss (2005), Bill Maher … But I’m Not Wrong (2010), and his most recent, Bill Maher: Live from Oklahoma (2018).
Making the 10th anniversary shows extra special are Nikki Glaser and Christopher KID Reid. Nikki is one of the funniest voices in comedy today. For over a decade at clubs across the country, and as the host of three hit podcasts, she has been honing her shockingly honest, no-holds barred style of comedy. In that time, Nikki has also executive produced and hosted two TV shows: Nikki & Sara Live for MTV (a female-driven pop culture sketch comedy show) and Not Safe with Nikki Glaser for Comedy Central (a daring comedic show that tackled taboo sexual topics). Her latest Netflix special, BANGIN, is available now.
Christopher KID Reid was one half of the hip hop duo Kid ‘n Play in the 1980s and ‘90s. He transitioned into acting in the early ‘90s with the cult classic House Party movie franchise. Now focusing on his work as a stand-up comedian, he tours extensively in addition to hosting TV talent shows such as Your Big Break and It’s Showtime at the Apollo or appearing as a comedic guest on TV programs like The Dawn and Drew Show and Comics Unleashed. His uproarious stand-up shows are billed as “Hip Hop Meets Hollywood Meets Marijuana.”
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. Bill’s Hawaii shows with Natasha Leggero and Carol Leifer in 2018 were joined by a host of surprise celebrity guests including Woody Harrelson, Paul Simon, Eddie Vedder, Bonnie Hunt and Sean Penn. No matter what happens, one thing is for certain: This show is the place to be as the world welcomes in 2022.
“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!”
*Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination required to enter. Masks required at all times indoors. This show will include mature subject matter.