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Comedian Bill Cosby to perform in Montgomery

June 6, 2014

By Allison Griffin, Montgomery Advertiser, Ala.



June 06--Bill Cosby, one of America's most famous and beloved comedians and TV personalities, will perform in Montgomery this fall.

Cosby will bring his "Far From Finished" tour to the Montgomery Performing Arts Centre at 8 p.m.Oct. 24. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m.June 13 at the MPAC box office and online at ticketmaster.com. Ticket prices will range from $45 to $67.50, plus applicable fees.

Cosby has entertained generations of fans with his comedy routines, iconic albums and best-selling books, including "Fatherhood," "Time Flies" and his current bestseller, "I Didn't Ask to Be Born, (But I'm Glad I Was.)"

Cosby broke TV's racial barrier with "I Spy," becoming the first African American to co-star on a TV series while winning three consecutive Emmys. He created and produced the Emmy-winning cartoon "Fat Albert" and the "Cosby Kids," which began airing in the 1970s and was made into a film in 2004.

But Cosby may be best known for the 1980s series "The Cosby Show," about a close-knit, upper class black family. Cosby said his intent was to portray an American family; Time magazine called the show "an encouraging sign of maturity in matters of race."

In addition to his comedy performances, Cosby talks publicly about issues of politics and culture. He spoke to students and community members at Tuskegee University's homecoming last fall, where he railed against vulgar lyrics in some of today's rap and hip-hop music and encouraged young people to embrace education, according to the Associated Press.

He urged young people at the homecoming to respect themselves, women and children.

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