Pre-Sale Tickets for SSU Faculty and Staff for Bill Maher at the Green Music Center, "Countdown to Election 2012"

billmaher.jpgComedian Bill Maher brings his signature political humor to the Green Music Center's Weill Hall on October 20 for the one-night-only "Countdown to Election 2012" and advance tickets are available to SSU faculty, staff and students, courtesy of Rick Bartalini Presents.

On Thursday, July 26 from 10 a.m. - 10 p.m., the SSU community may purchase tickets in advance of the general public by visiting and typing in the promo code "rbpconcerts"

Tickets range in price from $49.75 to $89.75.

For the last seventeen years, Bill Maher has set the boundaries of where funny, political talk can go on American television. First on "Politically Incorrect" (Comedy Central, ABC, 1993-2002), and for the last nine years on HBO's "Real Time," Maher's combination of unflinching honesty and big laughs have garnered him twenty-seven Emmy nominations. In October of 2008, this same combination was on display in Maher's uproarious and unprecedented swipe at organized religion, "Religulous," directed by Larry Charles ("Borat"). The documentary has gone on to become the 8th Highest Grossing Documentary ever.

His latest book, "The New New Rules: A Funny Look at How Everybody But Me Has Their Head Up Their Ass," was released in November 2011. Maher started his career as a stand-up comedian in 1979, and still performs at least fifty dates a year in Las Vegas and in sold out theaters all across the country. Three of his nine stand-up specials for HBO - 2007′s "The Decider," 2005′s "I'm Swiss," as well as his most recent, the hilarious, "Bill Maher...But I'm Not Wrong," - have been nominated for Emmy awards.

"Countdown to Election 2012" takes place Saturday, october 20 at 8 p.m. in the Joan and Sanford I. Weill Hall on the campus of Sonoma State University.

For more information, visit the Rick Bartalini Presents website at and

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