Bill Cosby adds second Dayton Father’s Day show

Comedian, actor, activist and bestselling “Fatherhood” author Bill Cosby has added a second Father’s Day show at the Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center, 1 West Second St. in Dayton.

Tickets for the just-announced 2 p.m. Sunday, June 15, show go on sale 10 a.m. Monday, March 10.

Diane Schoeffler-Warren, spokeswoman for the Victoria Theatre Association, said Cosby 7 p.m. show has nearly sold out.

The venue can seat up to 2,300 people for each show.

Tickets start at $39.25.

They can be purchased at Ticket Center Stage Box Office, 138 North Main St. in Dayton; by phone at (937) 228-3630, or at www.ticketcenterstage.com.

The shows are part of Cosby’s Comedy Central, Far From Finished Tour.

Cosby has worn many hats and crossed many boundaries. As Alexander Scott on “I Spy,” Cosby was the first black to co-star in a television series. Cosby created the Emmy-winning animated series Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids and led the cast of the Cosby Show.

The 76-year-old Philadelphia native has made several movies and groundbreaking comedy albums.

In addition to 1986’s “Fatherhood,” Cosby’s books include “Time Flies” and his current bestseller “I Didn’t Ask to Be Born (But I’m Glad I Was.)”

He has a special connection to the region through his bond with Central State University in Wilberforce.

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