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Political Comedian Bill Maher Comes to Pomona College May 12

Bill Maher

Emmy-nominated political comedian Bill Maher, called “one of the establishment’s most entertaining critics” by The New York Times, will perform on Sunday, May 12, at 8 p.m. at Pomona College (Bridges Auditorium, 450 N. College Way, Claremont). Tickets go on sale Saturday, February 16, at 10 a.m.

Maher, who has garnered 23 Emmy nominations over 18 years, is the host of HBO’s television series “Real Time,” which features Maher’s funny, sociopolitical commentary and a roundtable of guests, including Arianna Huffington, Ben Affleck, Michael Moore and Robin Williams, among numerous others. He has described himself as a libertarian and “as a progressive, as a sane person.”

Maher’s 2008 film Religulous (directed by Larry David), a satirical skewer of organized religion, is the seventh highest grossing documentary of all time. He is formerly the host of the Comedy Central and ABC late night talk show “Politically Incorrect.”

Maher has written four bestsellers, most recently The New New Rules (2012), Does Anybody Have a Problem with That? (2010) and New Rules (2005).

His most recent HBO stand-up special was “Bill Maher: But I’m Not Wrong” (2010). Maher is a frequent commentator on CNN, MSNBC and HLN cable networks.

Tickets cost $50.25 and $70.25, with additional online fees. They are available for purchase at www.pomona.edu/bridges or at the box office at (909) 607-1139. Box office hours are Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

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