Bill Cosby is, by any standard, one of the most influential stars in America today, and of course, Americas favorite television dad. His brand of comedy touches peoples lives, and on Friday, September 23, hell be doing just that. West Virginia University presents An Evening with Bill Cosby in two special Fall Family Weekend performances. Both shows will be held in the WVU Creative Arts Center; one at 7 p.m. and one at 9:30 p.m.

Tickets for both performances are sold out. Cosbys last appearance at WVU was in November 1997 before a near-sellout crowd.

Cosby is the creator of Fat Albert and played Heathcliff Huxtable on The Cosby Show . He has won four Emmy Awards, eight Grammys, the NAACP Image Award, the Kennedy Center Honors Lifetime Achievement Award and is a member of the Hall of Fame of the Academy of TV Arts&Sciences.

The 1984-92 run of The Cosby Show , televisions biggest and most influential hit of the modern era, and his books Fatherhood and Time Flies established new benchmarks on how success is measured.

His humor often centers on the basic cornerstones of our existence, seeking to provide insight into our roles as parents, children, family members, and men and women. He doesnt resort to gimmickry or lowbrow humor. Rather, Bill Cosbys humor has a point of reference and a respect for the trappings and traditions of the great American humorists Charlie Chaplin, Will Rogers, W.C. Fields and Groucho Marx.

This event is produced by WVU Arts&Entertainment.