Maher’s vulgarities not appreciated

After leaving the Jan. 2 MACC performance of comedian, political commentator and television host Bill Maher, all I wanted to do was go home and take a shower.

I’m well aware of Maher’s sarcastic, scathing and at times hilarious shtick and I agree with him politically 99.9 percent of the time. I applaud his message about the urgency of getting involved politically, of getting out the vote, and of public responsibility. And I also concur with his contempt for Donald Trump. But I did not appreciate his relentless vomit of vulgarities.

Given recent sex abuse outrages and the #MeToo movement, you’d think Maher and his guest, comedian Bob Saget, both age 61, would be attuned to the creepiness of their crass misogynistic and masturbatory hand gestures and constant gutter language under the guise of “hip” humor. I’d have thought these men were smarter than that, yet they chose to chase laughs with a barrage of both. And the audience was willing, albeit for me the last time, to pay good money for them to hammer us with it for over an hour.

Luckily, comedic impersonator Reggie Brown’s brilliant performance as President Barack Obama saved the evening.

Mary Lawrence

Kihei

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