Bill Maher returns to ring in the new year on Maui and Oahu

HONOLULU — It’s probably safe to say Bill Maher — acclaimed stand-up comedian, author and host of HBO’s long-running “Real Time with Bill Maher” — likes Hawaii because he’ll be coming back for the 11th time to close out 2022 and ring in 2023 with shows on Maui and Oahu, “Bill Maher New Year’s Eve 11th Anniversary with Jeff Ross and Wendy Liebman.”

What You Need To Know

  • Bill Maher and special guests Jeff Ross and Wendy Liebman will perform two new year’s eve shows with geo-limited (Oahu only), online-only presales beginning 10 a.m. Sept. 17
  • Tickets for the Dec. 30 show at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center (no geofencing) will be available at the MACC website
  • Tickets for the Dec. 31 show at the Tom Moffatt Waikiki Shell will be available through Ticketmaster

Bill Maher will perform Dec. 30 at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center and Dec. 31 at the Tom Moffatt Waikiki Shell. Special guests Jeff Ross and Wendy Liebman will join Maher in both performances.

Tickets will go on sale starting 10 a.m. Sept. 17 HST and will be geo-limited (Oahu only), online-only presales just for Hawaii residents on Oahu and Maui. Oahu tickets will be available via Ticketmaster; no password required. Maui tickets will also be available on the same day, same time, without geofencing, via the Maui Arts and Cultural Center website. Ticket sales to the Mainland will open up 10 a.m. Sept. 24.

Since hitting the comedy scene in 1979, Maher has been known for his biting and intelligent commentary on American and international political and social events. Make no mistake, he’s had an impact on America’s culture and social consciousness throughout his career.

HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher” is now in its 20th season. Combined with his hosting duties on “Politically Incorrect” (Comedy Central, ABC, 1993-2002), the two shows have garnered Maher 41 Emmy nominations. He won his first Emmy in 2014 as executive producer for the HBO series, “Vice.”

Besides his television program and specials that have featured visitors ranging from former President Barack Obama to Rev. Jesse Jackson, and Michael Moore to Howard Stern, Maher has written five bestselling books.

Maher’s recent endeavor is a new podcast, “Club Random with Bill Maher,” recorded at a bar on Maher’s property in Los Angeles, called Club Random. Each hour-long show entails a one-on-one interview with a wide range of eclectic guests in a free-flowing conversation about everything except politics.

As a side note, ticket sales activity for the Oahu show will be actively monitored during the presale to ensure the process is handled fairly for Hawaii residents. If any out-of-state purchases slip through the platform, those tickets will be canceled and returned to the inventory for Hawaii residents to purchase first.

Sarah Yamanaka covers events, environmental and community news for Spectrum News Hawaii.