Cosby: Protest In Denver, Nixed In Worcester

Ticketmaster is offering refunds for two Bill Cosby shows scheduled in Denver, but organizers say the performances will go on.  Meanwhile, one of the comedian’s upcoming Massachusetts shows has been canceled.

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Crown Theatre, Fayetteville, N.C.

KUSA-TV reported  Tuesday that more than 3,000 tickets have been sold to the shows, which are set to take place in downtown Denver on Saturday amid planned protests against the iconic comedian.

Cosby is facing growing sexual assault allegations from more than 15 women, with some claims dating back decades. He has denied the allegations through his lawyer and has never been charged.

Chuck Morris, president of AEG Live, the promotion company hosting Cosby, says he understands the concerns some may have regarding Cosby’s visit. But he adds that because the comedian hasn’t been charged with a crime, he has a moral obligation to allow the shows to happen.

Cosby Show In Massachusetts Canceled

Officials at the Hanover Theatre in Worcester, Mass., say the promoter of the stand-up comedy show scheduled for Feb. 6 came to an agreement with Cosby’s agent to cancel.

Hanover President and Chief Executive Officer Troy Siebels tells The Telegram & Gazette that 1,300 tickets had been sold for the Cosby show in a venue that seats 2,300.

Two shows at Boston’s 1,200-seat Wilbur Theatre on Feb. 8 are expected to go on as scheduled.

Cosby has a home in western Massachusetts.