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Verbatim: Bill Cosby to appear at Embassy Theatre

Cosby

Statement issued Friday:

Fort Wayne, IN – NiteLite Promotions proud to present BILL COSBY, one show only, live at the Embassy Theatre in Fort Wayne on Saturday, March 26th at 4 p.m. Tickets are $39.50 to $59.50 (additional fees may apply) and are ON SALE FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19th at 10AM at the Embassy box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster.com, or charge-by-phone at 800-745-3000. The Embassy Theatre is located at 125 W. Jefferson Blvd.

One of America’s most beloved comedians of all time, Bill Cosby has captivated generations of fans with his comedy routines, iconic albums, the groundbreaking series The Cosby Show, and best selling books such as Fatherhood.

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 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 wining Little Bill, which is based on his bestselling book series.

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 #1 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.”

Recently, the Bill Cosby app was launched and available on iPhone and soon to be Android enabled phones. This FREE app has rarely seen videos, concert information and audio books. For more information about this app and other Bill Cosby apps, visit http://www.billcosby.com/mobile. In June 2010, Bill Cosby and JELL-O reunited to bring about smiles. JELL-O and Cosby launched the brand’s most ambitious campaign in years – Hello JELL-O – to once again bring moments of happy to people, everyday, everywhere.

Cosby will be serving behind-the-scenes as an executive producer on the integrated effort and will help produce a spot within the new trademark focused campaign by selecting the best giggle in America through a nationwide open casting call staged in 22-cities throughout the summer. Visit http://facebook.com/JELL-O. Additionally, Cosby will host The Bill Cosby Show, “OBKB,” a series of 10-minute webisodes presented by JELL-O. “OBKB” is the language of the Mush Mouth character from “Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids” and it is his expression for “OK.” “Bill-B Cosby-B” interviews kids between the ages of 6 and 11, mining spontaneous and unexpected comedy from their responses.

Episodes of “OBKB” air on Cosby’s Ustream channel, http://www.ustream.tv/billcosby. For his philanthropic efforts and positive influence as a performer and author, Cosby was honored with a 1998 Kennedy Center Honors Award.

In 2002, he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, America’s highest civilian honor and the 2009 recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor AND the Marian Anderson Award IN 2010.

Brought to you by NiteLite Promotions

  • Official Site: www.billcosby.com
  • Twitter Page: http://twitter.com/billcosby
  • Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/billcosby
  • MySpace Page: www.myspace.com/billcosby

About the Embassy Theatre

Built in 1928, the Historic Embassy Theatre features national productions from the Broadway stage, concerts of all musical formats, cinema, educational programming and a continued commitment to young people. For more information, visit www.fwembassytheatre.org

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