Bill Cosby to Speak at UB on Nov. 13

By Sue Wuetcher

Release Date: November 6, 2003 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Comedian, author and movie and television star Bill Cosby will speak as part of the University at Buffalo Distinguished Speakers Series at 8 p.m. Nov. 13 in Alumni Arena on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

Cosby will appear as the Undergraduate Student Choice Speaker.

By any standards, Cosby is one of the most influential stars in America today. Whether it be through concert appearances or recordings, television or films, commercials or education, he has the ability to touch people's lives. His humor often centers on the basic cornerstones of our existence, seeking to provide an insight into our roles as parents, children, family members, and men and women.

The 1984-92 run of his sitcom "The Cosby Show" and his books "Fatherhood" (1986), "Time Flies" (1987) and "Cosbyology" (2001) established new benchmarks on how success is measured. His status at the top of the TVQ survey year after year continues to confirm his appeal as one of the most popular personalities in America. His lifelong contributions to American culture were recognized with a Kennedy Center Honor in 1998 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in July 2002.

Ticket prices for Bill Cosby range from $18 to $40. Tickets are available at the Alumni Arena ticket office from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; at and at all Tops outlets.

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