Maher to make first Lied Center appearance

· 2 min read

Maher to make first Lied Center appearance

Bill Maher
HBO Films | Courtesy photo
Bill Maher

Stand-up comedian and political commentator Bill Maher will perform at the Lied Center for Performing Arts on March 30.

Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. performance start at $60 and go on sale at 11 a.m. Jan. 17.

Maher, best known for hosting HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher” and previously ABC’s “Politically Incorrect,” offers a combination of unflinching honesty and big laughs that have earned 26 Emmy nominations.

“Bill Maher is one of the most popular comedians touring theaters in the United States. We are pleased that Omaha-based live entertainment promoter Exceptional Artists is bringing him to Lincoln,” said Bill Stephan, executive director of the Lied Center. “Mr. Maher’s selection of Lincoln as the newest stop on his national tour further validates Lincoln’s position as an entertainment destination for patrons and artists alike.”

For the last 17 years, Maher has tested the boundaries of where funny, political talk can go on American television. “Religulous,” Maher’s unprecedented swipe at organized religion is the seventh highest grossing documentary ever.

Maher has also written four bestsellers: “True Story,” “Does Anybody Have a Problem with That? Politically Incorrect’s Greatest Hits,” “When You Ride Alone, You Ride with Bin Laden,” and “New Rules: Polite Musings from a Timid Observer.”

Maher started his career as a stand-up comedian in 1979, and still performs at least 50 dates a year in Las Vegas and across the country. Three of his nine stand-up specials for HBO — 2007’s “The Decider,” 2005’s “I’m Swiss” and his most recent, “Bill Maher … but I’m Not Wrong,” — have received Emmy nominations.

For more information about the Lied performance or to purchase tickets, go to, visit the Lied box office or call 402-472-4747.

The event is a rental of the Lied Center. For hosted rental events, the Lied Center has limited control over ticket prices/discounts, cancellation and refund policy, event-related activities, content, recording/reproduction, etc.

Recent News