March 01, 2010

Bill Maher is "smarter" than all of us, sure ...

... and I bet he'll keep insisting on that even as he fails to sell tickets to his shows:

Glenn Beck and Bill O'Reilly did a show at Westbury in January. So did Bill Maher. Westbury is on Long Island and the theatre is small, perhaps 3000 seats. It is theatre in the round and sometimes they run it as half round.

The Beck/O'Reilly show started out 1/2 round and sold out in minutes. People called for hours wanting tickets. Then Westbury decided to go full round the next day and the rest sold out within an hour. People called for weeks wanting tickets.

On the other hand, the Bill Maher show only sold about 70% of the 1/2 round at Westbury. The show sold so poorly that they closed the back seats and moved people forward to make it look better.

Yeah, but y'know -- Beck and O'Reilly just "appeal to the worst in us," while Maher is so very intellectual -- so much so that "dumb" America must just not "get him." And don't take my word for it -- he said so himself!

Posted by Hube at March 1, 2010 03:44 PM | TrackBack

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I often wonder if Bill Maher was once insightful back in the 90s or whether I was just too much of a stupid kid to notice. Back then he was far more libertarian so hopefully I wasn't just a young idiot.

Posted by: Jeff the Baptist at March 1, 2010 05:05 PM

Actually, Maher is really "smaller" than the rest of us, and compensates via his delusions of grandeur.

Posted by: Rhymes With Right at March 1, 2010 07:16 PM