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One of America's most beloved comedians of all time, Bill Cosby, is coming to The Peabody Auditorium at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 24.
Mr. Cosby has captivated generations of fans with his comedy routines, iconic albums and best-selling books, such as "Fatherhood." His comedy transcends age, gender and cultural barriers.
Mr. Cosby broke television's racial barrier with "I Spy," becoming the first African-American to costar on a television series and won 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. The show, based on Mr. Cosby's childhood in Philadelphia, was designed to educate and entertain.
The former Navy serviceman's list of accomplishments includes roles on the children's educational show "Electric Company" and creating and producing the Emmy award winning "Little Bill," which is based on his bestselling book series.
Perhaps Mr. Cosby's greatest contribution to American entertainment and culture is "The Cosby Show," about a close-knit, upper class black family. Mr. Cosby said his intent was to portray an American family. "The Cosby Show" dominated the No. 1 spot for years, earning nearly unanimous critical praise.
In his humorous and insightful manner, Mr. Cosby talks about the Bible, being a grandfather and his first love in his best seller "I Didn't Ask to Be Born, But I'm Glad I Was."
Mr. Cosby has received the Kennedy Center Honors, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor and the Marian Anderson Award.
Tickets are on sale now.
Reserved tickets are $44 to $70 plus service fees, and are available at the Peabody Box Office, Ticketmaster outlets at Walmart Supercenters, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 and online at Ticketmaster.com.