Equal parts comedy and social commentary, Bill Maher will entertain and enlighten fans at the historic Embassy Theatre Sept. 19.

The comedian has earned a reputation for going where most wouldn't go. In my opinion, he's one of the brightest and funniest men on the planet whose job it is call us out on misplaced judgements, assumptions, values and beliefs. He does so with just enough boyish charm to disarm us of our defenses and get us to learn. You can expect a generous helping of criticism marked by his jaded sense of humor. If you've ever seen "Religulous," then you already know what I mean. No religious group is left unattacked. I suppose this is where I should add a disclaimer. His comedy is not for everyone, especially those who are sensitive about matters of faith. However, those who can take things in stride will no doubt have a memorable evening. 

Fort Wayne is one stop on the comedy tour and so far the reviews have been favorable. Fans have rated him four and five stars on the Ticketmaster site. Said one reviewer: ""Bill Maher is so extraordinarily smart and funny. His one-man evening was perfect from start to finish.
He covered such range of topics from politics to religion to climate change. All in his own hilarious style." With the presidential election coming up, you can beat he'll have a few one-liners in his monologue. 

Tickets for Bill Maher Live are available through Ticketmaster.com, the Embassy Theatre box office and by phone at 800.745.3000. Tickets prices are $39, $49, $59, $79 (plus applicable fees).

The Embassy Theatre is located at 125 W. Jefferson Blvd. For more information, visit www.NiteLite.com or fwembassytheatre.org.