Source: Todd Holmberg, 785-532-6425, trholm@k-state.edu
News release prepared by: Rosie Hoefling, 785-532-2535, media@k-state.edu

Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011

HEY, HEY, HEY: MCCAIN PERFORMANCE SERIES FEATURING COMEDIAN BILL COSBY

MANHATTAN -- One of America's most beloved entertainers is the next to be featured in the 2011-2012 McCain Performance Series at Kansas State University.

Comedian Bill Cosby will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, at McCain Auditorium.

"Bill Cosby is one of the most influential cultural icons in American history," said Todd Holmberg, director of McCain Auditorium. "Presenting Mr. Cosby to the Manhattan community is certainly a highlight in McCain Auditorium's 41-year-history of bringing the best to our region, and it's a milestone for my career as an arts administrator."

Cosby has entertained generations of fans with his comedy routines featured on his iconic albums, best-selling books and television shows such as "The Cosby Show" and "Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids."

Cosby's work has earned many prestigious honors. He was recognized with a Kennedy Center Honors award in 1998 and he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, America’s highest civilian honor, in 2002.

Tickets are on sale now, with prices starting at $24.50 for K-State students and $49 for the general public. Discounts for K-State faculty and staff, military and children are also available. They can be purchased at the McCain Auditorium box office from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays, or by calling 785-532-6428. More information is available online at http://www.k-state.edu/mccain.