Laughs for generations
Bill Cosby to perform at Rochester Civic Center
Grab your wool sweater and be prepared to laugh.
One of America’s most prolific comedians of all time, Bill Cosby, will be at the Mayo Civic Center auditorium in Rochester next month.
He has dazzled generations of fans with his comedy routines, iconic albums, best-selling books such and his longtime TV show, The Cosby Show.
His comedy transcends age, gender, and cultural barriers. Cosby broke television’s racial barrier with a role in “I Spy,” becoming the first African American to costar on a television series and win three consecutive Emmys for “Outstanding Lead Actor” in the dramatic series. The veteran comic hosted the Emmy-winning cartoon Fat Albert and Cosby Kids, which began airing in the 1970s and was made into a film in 2004. Perhaps Cosby’s greatest contribution to American entertainment and culture is The Cosby Show, which featured a close-knit, upper class black family. Cosby said his intent was to portray an American family, and Time magazine called the show “an encouraging sign of maturity in matters of race.” The Cosby Show dominated the number-one spot for years, earning nearly unanimous critical praise. Don’t miss an evening with Bill Cosby on Sept. 30, at the Mayo Civic Center Auditorium in Rochester.