Cosby to return to BancorpSouth Arena



By Sheena Barnett

Daily Journal

TUPELO – Bill Cosby was the first performer at the BancorpSouth Arena, and he’s bringing the laughs back this May as a part of the building’s 20th anniversary season.

His show is set for 8 p.m. May 10.

His first performance opened what was then called the Tupelo Coliseum on Oct. 9, 1993, before a crowd of 6,900.

Cosby, 76, has won millions of fans with his comedy routines, albums, TV shows and best-selling books, including “Fatherhood” and his current best-seller, “I Didn’t Ask to Be Born (But I’m Glad I Was).”

Cosby broke TV’s racial barrier with “I Spy,” becoming the first African-American to co-star on a TV show while winning three consecutive Emmys.

He created and produced “Fat Albert” and “Cosby Kids,” but is best known for “The Cosby Show,” which dominated the No. 1 spot for years.

He has received the Kennedy Center Honors, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

He’s won five Grammy awards for his stand-up comedy records, and eight of those have gone Gold and five have gone Platinum.

Cosby just performed his first TV comedy special in 30 years, called “Far From Finished,” which is also the name of his tour.

Tickets go on sale on Jan. 24 at 10 a.m. and are $67, $57 and $47.

Tickets will be available at the arena box office, Ticketmaster outlets, and by calling (800) 745-3000.

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  • John

    Wander why you see tickets already online for front Floor A & B, rolls 1-9; they all show online at ticket places for sale already, including all the close bleachers. In other words Ticket Rippoff people are going to make a killing while honest people like us, will not have a chance even to get nose bleed tickets.
    Bancorpsouth Arena, home of the you don’t have a chance to get decent tickets unless you know someone, and it does not matter if you are the first caller online or first person in line, all the good seats are gone by Friday AM before they open for ticket sales.