Bill Cosby brings his timeless goofiness and wisecracking wit to Pasadena.
An Evening with Bill CosbyThe Pasadena Civic (300 East Green St, Pasadena, CA 91101) Map it $39
Over the past century, few entertainers have achieved the legendary status of William H. Cosby Jr. His successes span five decades and virtually all media. In the 1960s, his stand-up act was a coast-to-coast sensation, spawning a string of hilarious best-selling comedy albums, which went on to win eight Gold records, five Platinum records and five Grammy Awards. His role on TV’s “I Spy” made him the first African American to co-star in a dramatic series, breaking television’s racial barrier and winning three Emmy Awards. In the 1980s, he again rocked the television world with “The Cosby Show,” a gentle, whimsical and hugely successful series that single-handedly revived the family sitcom. With hit movies like “Uptown Saturday Night” and best-selling books like “Fatherhood,” Bill Cosby is a national treasure with the unique ability to touch people’s hearts.
8 p.m., Admission $75, $55, $45, $39
Tickets may be purchased through Ticketmaster at (800) 982-2787, via thepasadenacivic.com or at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium Box Office on Fridays from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.