Comics Bill Maher and Pam Stone kick off Spring Fling Week April 7 St. Thomas Newsroom March 31, 2000 St. Thomas Activities and Recreation kicks off its “Spring Fling Week” with performances by two nationally known comedians at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 7, in O’Shaughnessy Educational Center auditorium.Get your free ticket (and one guest pass, if you’d like) by presenting your UST ID at the St. Thomas Box Office.Bill Maher hosts ABC-TV’s “Politically Incorrect,” in which he mediates a sometimes provocative, irreverent half-hour of spontaneous opinionizing. Maher has been nominated for several Emmy awards and won four CableAce Awards. Born in New York and Raised in River Vale, N.J., he began his comedy career after graduating from Cornell University in 1978 with an English degree. He began performing as a comedian in the early ’80s in New York Clubs.Pam Stone is best known for her role as the women’s basketball coach on ABC’s sit-com, “Coach.” She also has guest-starred on “The Drew Carey Show” and “New Love Boat.” Stone won an American Comedy Award for best female standup comic in 1993 after five years of nominations. While studying journalism at Kennesaw College in Georgia, Stone waited tables at Atlanta’s Punchline Comedy Room, where she was encouraged to perform on amateur night. She performed at clubs throughout Atlanta before moving to Los Angeles to pursue a career in comedy.For more information, call STAR, (651) 962-6136.