Bill Maher to stay on for residency at Palms

After a successful first round of shows this weekend, comedian, political commentator and best-selling author Bill Maher will be making The Pearl Concert Theater at the Palms his home for 2013.

Maher has pushed the envelope for the last 20 years, challenging the boundaries of political talk on TV and staying on the edge of humor.

Maher has earned 29 Emmy nominations, thanks in part to the controversial comedy sensation “Politically Incorrect” and then HBO’s “Real Time.” Famous for telling it like he sees it, he brings crowds to hysterics in spite of — or maybe cause of — his unapologetic honesty about his views on politics and society.

“Religulous,” Maher’s unflinchingly blunt stab at organized religion, is the eighth highest-grossing documentary of all time. He has solidified his public persona with four best-selling books whose titles encapsulate Maher’s sense of bitter satire” “True Story,” “Does Anybody Have a Problem with That? Politically Incorrect’s Greatest Hits,” “When You Ride Alone, You Ride with Bin Laden,” “New Rules: Polite Musings from a Timid Observer” and “The New New Rules: A Funny Look at How Everybody But Me Has Their Head Up Their Ass.”

If you’re ready for Bill Maher’s uproarious criticism and punishing wit, you can see him live in Las Vegas June 8 – 9, Sept. 6 -7 and Nov. 2 – 3. Tickets start at $45 plus taxes and fees. Sales begin Friday.