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Bill Cosby comes to Virginia Tech Oct. 20


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BLACKSBURG, Va., Oct. 17, 2011 – Comedian Bill Cosby will be the featured performer at Virginia Tech Union’s annual Laughriot Homecoming Comedy Show on Thursday, Oct. 20, at 7:30 p.m. in Burruss Hall auditorium.

There will be no opening act, and the show is scheduled to run from 75 to 90 minutes. All ages are welcome.

Tickets are $20 for students, $11 for children 12 and under, and $45 for general admission. Visit the box office at Squires Student Center or go online to purchase tickets.

In a career spanning five decades, Cosby has gone from a hugely successful stand-up act that spawned several award-winning comedy albums, to an equally successful career in television with “The Cosby Show,” which TV Guide lists as one of the highest-rated sitcoms of all time. His other work includes the role of Alexander Scott on the 1960s television drama “I Spy” and voicing the cartoon character Fat Albert.

Cosby has also earned numerous awards throughout his career. He was the 2009 recipient of the Kennedy Center’s Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2002.

After 5 p.m., free parking is available around the Drillfield with a visitor’s pass from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. No pass is necessary on the Drillfield after 8 p.m. or on weekends. Parking is also available in the Perry Street Lots and the Perry Street Parking Garage near Prices Fork Road. Find more parking information online or call 540-231-3200.

For the full Lively Arts schedule for the 2011-2012 season, visit the website.

Virginia Tech Union is a student-run organization advised by Student Centers and Activities, a department in the Division of Student Affairs. Membership in Virginia Tech Union is free and open to all Virginia Tech students. There are 10 committees: alternative sounds, concerts, films, graphic design, house and hospitality, lively arts, public relations, speakers, special events, and Web design. Visit the office in Squires Student Center for more information on becoming a member.

The Division of Student Affairs at Virginia Tech encompasses departments dedicated to providing a rich co-curricular experience and essential student services. Virtually every aspect of a student's life outside the classroom is represented through the division's departments.

Written by Jennifer Gibson.