Our Town Correspondent
1:32 PM PST, February 13, 2013
Cosby is known for his role on “The Bill Cosby Show,” a television sitcom that aired from 1969 to 1971, as well as his best-selling albums, books and stand-up routines.
In addition to breaking television racial barriers with the show “I Spy,” Cosby became the first African American to co-star on a television series while winning three consecutive Emmys.
His other awards include the Kennedy Center Honors, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor and the Marian Anderson Award.
Tom Grenell, Cambria County War Memorial Arena general manager, said that this event marks the first time — at least to his knowledge — that Cosby will perform at the Cambria County War Memorial.
Grenell described Cosby as a “timeless, classic” performer to whom people of all ages can relate.
“I think the great thing about Bill Cosby is he can speak to a new fan, somebody who never has seen him before, and they would find him funny,” Grenell said. “He also speaks to the oldest of fans. He really has good life experiences and a body of work that is great for young and old. This isn't just a comedian that has one demographic cover.”
Tickets for the show, which starts at 7:30 p.m., can be purchased online or by phone via Ticketmaster. The price varies depending on the level of seating. Additional fees apply.
Grenell said he is expecting a sellout and encourages those interested in attending to purchase tickets as soon as possible.
“The longer you wait to buy tickets, the farther you get from the star. Never wait.”
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Grenell said that Cosby is bound to put on a great show in Johnstown.
“You're not able to see a legendary performer like Bill Cosby within the confines of Johnstown too often,” Grenell said. “I would not miss the opportunity to have an evening with this performer who has done so much in his lifetime.”