Bill Cosby postpones his Charlotte show

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Comedian Bill Cosby, who is facing numerous accusations from women who say he drugged them and sexually abused them, has postponed his appearance in Charlotte. Hannibal Buress, the comedian who called out Bill Cosby on stage as a “rapist” and renewed interest in years-old assault allegations, will appear Feb. 25 at Sacramento’s Crest Theatre.Bill Cosby has chosen to postpone his upcoming stand-up comedy show in Charlotte, NC, in the wake of numerous allegations from women accusing the comic of sexual assault.

The Blumenthal Performing Arts Center confirmed to WSOC that Cosby’s upcoming performance in Charlotte, originally scheduled for Feb. 22, has been postponed. A date for a new show has not been announced. “Dear Fans: I was looking forward to hearing your wonderful applause and seeing all those smiling faces. Leno, who stepped down as host of ‘The Tonight Show’ last year, was asked at a National Association of Television Program Executives conference what he thought of the allegations against Cosby. In an October stand-up set in Cosby’s hometown of Philadelphia, Buress pointed to hypocrisy in Cosby’s clean-cut image and the older comedian’s admonishments to young men who favor low-slung pants to “pull your pants up.” Buress called Cosby a “rapist,” alluding to allegations that culminated in the 2006 settlement of one woman’s civil lawsuit alleging battery and assault.

A statement from National Artists said scheduling conflicts led to the postponement, but also said Cosby “will be back soon to raise the roof with laughter.” Accusations by more than 15 women have led to the cancellation of Cosby’s projects at NBC and Netflix. As Cosby continues to tour in the United States and Canada, his co-stars from The Cosby Show offered words of support for their former colleague. “Just as it’s painful to hear any woman talk about sexual assault, whether true or not, it’s just as painful to watch my friend and mentor go through this,” stated actor Malcolm Jamal-Warner, who played son Theo. Phylicia Rashad, who played wife Claire, was more pointed in her statements. “Forget these women,” said Rashad in an article for Showbiz 411. “What you’re seeing is the destruction of a legacy.

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