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October 1, 2004

Bill Cosby to Perform at ULM

Actor and comedian, Bill Cosby, is set to perform a 2-hour plus comedy show at the University of Louisiana at Monroe on Tuesday, Nov. 9. Show time is 7 p.m. in Fant-Ewing Coliseum. Tickets are $35 for general admission and $15 for ULM students. Tickets will go on sale Tuesday, Oct. 12 at 8:30 a.m. in Indian Bank on the ULM campus.

Other ticket selling locations and more information about the show will be available soon.

The following information is from Wikipedia, an Internet encyclopedia:

"Cosby began his career as a stand-up comic, winning several Grammies for comedy albums. Cosby received Kennedy Center Honors in 1998 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2002."

"His breakout television role was in I Spy, starting in 1965. Cosby won two Emmy Awards for his portrayal of an undercover CIA agent; it was also the first time an African-American actor starred in a weekly dramatic television series. He then appeared in a series of shows including: The Bill Cosby Show, The New Bill Cosby Show, the animated Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, Cos, and The Cosby Show."

"He has producer, writer, director and even composer credits on many of his projects. He has also written several humorous books about different aspects of life, based on his stand-up comedy such as Fatherhood and Love and Marriage. In fact, Fatherhood and Time Flies were the best selling non-fiction hardback books of 1986 and 1987, respectively."

"He earned a doctorate in education from the University of Massachusetts in 1977. He has attempted to integrate education with television in some projects and is now a leading educational philanthropist."

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