Bill Cosby

Saturday, May 17

Bill Cosby
Ovation Hall

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Bill Cosby, one of America’s most beloved comedians of all time, will take the stage at Revel’s Ovation Hall at 8pm on May 17, 2014.

Bill 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. Cosby broke television’s racial barrier with I Spy, becoming the first African American to costar on a television 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. The show, based on Cosby’s childhood in Philadelphia, was designed to educate and entertain.

Perhaps Cosby’s greatest contribution to American entertainment and culture is The Cosby Show, about a close-knit, upper middle 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.” The Cosby Show dominated the Number one spot for years, earning nearly unanimous critical praise. Life magazine described the program as “a gentle, whimsical, warmhearted” show whose “delicious ordinariness of its pleasures and tribulations has given millions a fresh, laughter- splashed perspective on their own domestic lives.”

Cosby has received the Kennedy Center Honors, the Presidential Medal of Freedom (America’s highest civilian honor), the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor and the Marian Anderson Award.

Tickets start at $55 and go on sale December 6. Tickets can be purchased at all Ticketmaster locations, online at Ticketmaster.com and by calling 800-745-3000.