Bill Cosby at Coronado tickets on sale May 9

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Comedian Bill Cosby will bring his “Far From Finished Tour” to Rockford’s Coronado Performing Arts Center at 8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 3. Tickets ($59, $49, $39) go on sale at 10 a.m., Friday, May 9, and are available at the Coronado box office 314 N. Main St.;; all Ticketmaster outlets; or by calling (815) 968-0595.

One of America’s most beloved comedians, 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.

Perhaps Cosby’s greatest contribution to American entertainment and culture is The Cosby Show, which dominated the No. 1 spot for years.

Cosby’s first television special in 30 years, Far From Finished, premiered on Comedy Central last fall. As always, Cosby crafts stories around topics such as marriage and parenting, with his singular point of view and renowned sense of humor.

In Cosby’s current best-seller, I Didn’t Ask to Be Born, But I’m Glad I Was, he talks about the Bible, being a grandfather, and his first love in his humorous and insightful manner.

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.

Posted May 7, 2014

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