Bill Cosby coming to the Tivoli Theatre

Bill Cosby coming to the Tivoli Theatre

January 29th, 2013 by Staff Report in Local - Breaking News

Bill Cosby

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Hey, hey, hey, the Cos is coming to the Tivoli Theatre Sunday, April 14th at 7 p.m.

Tickets to see Bill Cosby, comedian, author, actor and pudding spokesman, will go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. at the Memorial Auditorium box office. You can also buy tickets online at chattanoogaonstage.com or by phone at 642-TIXS. All seats reserved from $48 to $65.50 plus convenience fees.

Cosby became a household name with "I Spy." He was the first African-American to costar on a television series and won three consecutive Emmys for his work. He then 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 was based on Cosby's childhood in Philadelphia and was both educational and entertaining.

He used a similar formula with "The Cosby Show," a weekly sitcom about a close-knit, upper-class black family. Time magazine called the show "an encouraging sign of maturity in matters of race." It was the No. 1 rated show for several years.