No Tour Dates Canceled
After N-Word Remark
6/5/2017 12:30 PM PDT
Bill Maher has dodged the bullet that annihilated Kathy Griffin — NONE of his upcoming tour dates have been canceled … despite his use of the n-word on HBO.
Bill’s smack in the middle of a comedy tour, with a ton of Summer tour dates looming. We made calls to every venue on the list … none have pulled the plug, at least not yet.
Tickets are on sale at all venues that haven’t sold out already … and a lot have. Interestingly … staff at a majority of the venues we reached told us they didn’t even heard of Friday night’s incident. And if they did, they were either “looking into it” … or “going on as planned.”
You’ll recall … Maher cracked a joke in response to Republican Sen. Ben Sasse about adults wearing Halloween costumes in Nebraska … casually invoking the racial slur. He apologized the next day … and HBO condemned the remark but has no plans to take him off he air.
— deray mckesson (@deray) June 3, 2017