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    Bill Maher’s 6th Annual New Year’s All-star Evening of Comedy at the Blaisdell Concert Hall, Dec. 2016.


    Bob Saget arrives at the Film Independent Spirit Awards, Feb. 25.


    Impersonators of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, former U.S. President Barack Obama and U.S. President Donald Trump, from left, Howard, Reggie Brown and Dennis Alan, pose with their fans on a street during an event to promote the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens in Hong Kong, April 7.

Comedian Bill Maher announced on his HBO show Saturday night his seventh annual trip to Hawaii for shows on Oahu and Maui surrounding the transition to the new year.

No venues or showtimes were announced, but promoter Rick Bartalini later confirmed via text that the shows are slated for the Blaisdell Concert Hall on New Year’s Eve and the Maui Arts and Cultural Center the following day, as has been the case the past four years. The date tickets go on sale has not been announced. Ticket prices also have yet to be set.

Two years ago, Maher added guests to his shows — David Spade and Jeff Ross the first year and Margaret Cho and Dana Gould last year. Maher announced on “Real Time” on Friday that his guests this year would be veteran comic Bob Saget and Barack Obama impersonator Reggie Brown, who starred in a bit on Friday’s show, highlighting Republican hypocrisy.

Saget is best known for his starring role as Danny Tanner in the family sitcom “Full House” from 1987 to 1995 and the Netflix sequel series “Fuller House,” which debuts the first half of its third season on the streaming service next month.

Though the success of “Full House” and his eight years as the original host of “America’s Funniest Home Videos” gave Saget a wholesome image, his stand-up has been decidedly raunchy, a paradox Saget sent up with multiple guest appearances on HBO’s “Entourage.”

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