Bill Maher Returns To Santa Cruz in 2019 with All New Stand-Up Comedy Show

February 9 • Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium

Pre-sale tickets available
starting Saturday, December 15 at 11:00 A.M. PT
Pre-sale Code: TREASON

Tickets go on sale to general public
Friday, December 21 at 11:00 A.M. PT

Bill Maher, host of HBO’s smash hit Real Time, is returning to Santa Cruz with an all new stand-up comedy show in 2019. Maher will bring his special brand of political humor to Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium on February 9 for an unforgettable evening of comedy. In this heated political climate, Maher will have plenty of hot topics to cover in what is sure to be one of the most talked about comedy shows of 2019.

Starting Saturday, December 15 at 11:00 A.M. PT, fans can use code TREASON to get early access to tickets before they go on sale to the public. Pre-sale is on-line only and runs until Friday, December 21 at 10:59 A.M. Tickets go on sale to the general public starting Friday, December 21 at 11:00 A.M.

For more than twenty years, Bill Maher has set the boundaries of where funny, political talk can go on American television.  First on Politically Incorrect (Comedy Central, ABC, 1993-2002), and for the last thirteen years on HBO’s Real Time, Maher’s combination of unflinching honesty and big laughs have garnered him 34 Emmy nominations.  Maher won his first Emmy in 2014 as executive producer for 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). The documentary has gone on to become the 8th Highest Grossing Documentary ever.

In addition to his television program – which has featured such regular visitors as Howard Dean, Ben Affleck, Robin Williams, Arianna Huffington, Cory Booker and Michael Moore – Maher has written five bestsellers: True Story, Does Anybody Have a Problem with That?  Politically Incorrect’s Greatest Hits, When You Ride Alone, You Ride with Bin Laden, New Rules: Polite Musings from a Timid Observer, and most recently, The New New Rules: A Funny Look at How Everybody But  Me Has Their Head Up Their Ass.

Maher 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 all across the country.  Three of his ten stand-up specials for HBO – 2007’s The Decider, 2005’s I’m Swiss, as well as the hilarious, Bill Maher … But I’m Not Wrong, – have been nominated for Emmy awards.

Maher was born in New York City, raised in River Vale, N.J. and went to Cornell University.  He now resides in Los Angeles.

General Ticket Information

Tickets for Bill Maher, February 9 at 8:00 P.M. at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium are $129.50, $99.50, $69.50 and $49.50 plus service fees. Tickets will be available at and in-person at the venue box office (Tuesday – Friday 11:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.) or charge by phone at (831) 420-5260. Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium Box Office address: 307 Church Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060.