One of America’s most beloved comedians of all time, Bill Cosby, whose comedy transcends age, gender and cultural barriers, is coming to the Savannah Civic Center on Saturday, Aug. 10 at 8:00pm. Cosby has captivated generations of fans with his comedy routines, iconic albums and best -selling books, including “Fatherhood”, Time Flies and his current best seller, “I Didn’t Ask to Be Born, (But I’m Glad I Was”.
Tickets range between $38 and $65 (plus applicable fees) and can be purchased at the Savannah Civic Center Box Office on line at ETIX.COM, charge by phone at 912.651.6556 or 800.351.7469.
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.
The former Navy serviceman’s illustrious 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. 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. Among his many awards for his stand-up comedy albums are five Grammy Awards, eight Gold and five Platinum records.
Perhaps Cosby’s greatest contribution to American entertainment and culture is “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.” “The Cosby Show” dominated the No. 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.”
Get your tickets while they last! See the iconic Bill Cosby at the Savannah Civic Center, Saturday, Aug. 10 at 8pm! Purchase tickets at the Civic Center Box Office, online at ETIX.COM, or charge by phone at 912.651.6556 or 800.351.7469.