Release Date: April 23, 2010
Political humorist Bill Maher, host of the Emmy-nominated series "Real Time with Bill Maher," will speak at the University at Buffalo at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 24, in Alumni Arena as part of UB's Distinguished Speakers Series.
Known for his social criticism and left-leaning political commentary, Maher's HBO show features interviews and panel discussions of current events with national figures in entertainment, politics and journalism.
He is the author of four best-selling books, including "New Rules: Polite Musings from a Timid Observer." In addition, he wrote and starred in the 2008 comedy/documentary "Religulous."
During Maher's program, audio and/or visual photography, as well as still photography, will be limited to the first five minutes of the program.
Working media may reserve tickets for the program by contacting Christine Vidal in the Office of University Communications, at 645-4607 no later than 1 p.m. Friday, April 23. Reserved tickets may be picked up at the will-call window in Alumni Arena prior to the lecture. Media may be required to show press credentials in order to be admitted to the lecture.
Press arrangements: Christine Vidal onsite at 697-2935.