Bill Maher Brings Back Live Comedy To Bay Area This September With All New Stand-Up Shows

September 25 • Marin Center
September 26 • San Jose Civic

Pre-sale tickets available starting
Thursday, July 29 at 10:00 A.M. PT
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Tickets go on sale to the public
Saturday, July 31 at 10:00 A.M. PT

Live comedy is back! Bill Maher, host of HBO’s smash hit Real Time, is returning to the Bay Area with an all new stand-up comedy show this fall. Maher will bring his special brand of political humor to Marin Center in San Rafael on September 25 and San Jose Civic on September 26 for two unforgettable evenings of comedy.

The last time Maher was here to take the stage in November 2016, The New York Times reported he had a drink in hand “to calm his nerves” following the election of Donald Trump. Now after one of the craziest years in modern history and fresh out from pandemic restrictions, Maher is especially keen to share his razor sharp political wit on a variety of hot topics with a live audience again in what is sure to be one of the most talked about comedy shows of 2021.

Starting Thursday, July 29 at 10:00 A.M. PT, fans can use code IMBACK to get early access to tickets before they go on sale to the public. Pre-sale is on-line only and runs until Saturday, July 31 at 9:59 A.M. PT. Tickets go on sale to the general public starting Saturday, July 31 at 10:00 A.M. PT. Fans can get further show information at

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, September 25 at 8:00 P.M. at Marin Center are $156.75, $123.75, $99.75 and $61.75. Tickets will be available at, the Marin Center Box Office or charge by phone at (415) 473-6800. Marin Center address: 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael, CA 94903.

Tickets for Bill Maher, September 26 at 8:00 P.M. at San Jose Civic are $126.50, $86.50, $66.50 and $46.50 plus service fees. Tickets will be available at, the San Jose Civic Box Office or charge by phone at (408) 792-4111. San Jose Civic address: 135 W San Carlos St, San Jose, CA 95113.

*COVID-19 vaccinations and/or face masks required for entry. This show will include mature subject matter. There is no opening act. Show will start promptly at 8:00 P.M.