Bill Maher

Though he's best known for pissing off political conservatives on his HBO talk show, Bill Maher is also adept at angering meat-eaters, Christians, married people (with and without children), and those who believe Obama is The One...which altogether just about covers every person in America. But it's admirable that the Playboy Mansion-loving pothead is never afraid to say exactly what's on his mind, usually making it funny and thought-provoking. The comedian/commentator's out on the road until Real Time with Bill Maher returns to HBO next month, but he'd do best to stay away from a certain Lone Star transplant. In a recent interview on royalflushmagazine.com, rocker/hunter Ted Nugent (a regular recipient of Maher's barbs) said he would kill more animals in 2010 just to piss off his nemesis. "Not because I need to, but because it will cause Bill Maher to shit blood," quips The Nuge. "That's my goal in life." 8 p.m. Cullen Hall, University of Houston, 4800 Calhoun. For information, call 713-743-5186 or visit www.uh.edu/cph. $51.50 to $91.50.
Sat., Jan. 30, 8 p.m., 2010
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Bob Ruggiero has been writing about music, books, visual arts and entertainment for the Houston Press since 1997, with an emphasis on classic rock. He used to have an incredible and luxurious mullet in college as well. He is the author of the band biography Slippin’ Out of Darkness: The Story of WAR.
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