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Bill Maher Reviews

Comedy & Stand-upSocial Commentary

Average customer review: 3.5 star rating (3.7 Stars)

Number of reviews: 41



3.0 star rating John from Toronto, Ontario


Always wanted to see Bill Maher in person. It was a good show and vintage Maher but I was surprised that he referred to notes on a lectern so much and it was so obvious. Most comedians just talk talk talk by heart. You would think he would do the show enough that he could just do the 90 minutes without notes. I would say his TV show is a cut above his in person performance. I wonder if his show changes much from city to city and when he revises all the material. I was also surprised to seeing only a handful of people wearing, which I was. I guess Covid and it's more transmissible variants have been eradicated from Buffalo.

3.0 star rating L. Smith from Oxon Hill, Maryland Prince George’s County


I’m a Bill Maher fan and feel he serves an important role in political commentary due to his independent views. This why it was disappointing to see him live 4/22/23 as he was tired and his material was just a rehash of his show. HBO should send a crew with him to write, do makeup, wardrobe and lighting. Bill uses the Real Time music at the end and beginning of the show which reflects poorly on HBO. The only part of the show that had any energy was when he was imitating Trump. Sad!

2.0 star rating Phil from Madison, Wisconsin

BILL MAHER 4/22/2018

If you have watched Real Time. You more or less seen his stand up. Word for word from his show. Kept looking at his notes. Most if it was about trump. Which was easy pickings. Not very edgy at all. All taken from his show. For the price of the tickets you could buy HBO and had a better experience.

2.0 star rating Monica from Los Angeles, California


I am a huge Bill Maher fan and I was so looking forward to seeing him live but got very disappointed. If you watch him all the time, there wasn't anything he said that I hadn't heard before. It wasn't worth 70.00 per ticket. He acted like he was stoned, kept touching his face. I like him in a suit & tie

2.0 star rating from Surprise Arizona


Love Bill but old jokes and pokes we heard before. Over $100 per ticket. Honestly we prefer to watch him on HBO. Not at all worth it. It would have been much better if the format was like the TV Show. Not just stand up.

2.0 star rating Todd from Chicago, Illinois


I agree with some of the other reviews about stale jokes. I love his show, but because of that I've seen every joke he did the first half almost word for word. Second half was much better, not as much Trump stuff. Anybody that goes to see Bill already can't stand Trump so a little bit of that is fine but 45 minutes of the Trump jokes straight from the show was too much. Still glad I saw him.

2.0 star rating Kevin from Montreal, Quebec


I am a Bill Maher fan but was not impressed with the show. There was nothing I haven’t heard before. It seemed to me like he was just going through the motions, I guess our city is good for a pay check with putting in the work.


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