by BIll Pearis

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Legendary comedian Bill Cosby may be 76 but would like to let you know he's "far from finished." That also happens to be the name of his current one-man show which he'll be bringing to a city near you this year. All dates are listed below, but the New York area will get a few chances to catch him: New Jersey PAC on March 7, Staten Island's St. George Theatre on May 16, and two shows at Long Island's Paramount Theatre on October 18 (5:30 and 8:45 PM). Tickets for all these NY-area shows are on sale now. If the Cos' is not coming to a town near you, you can get "Far From Finished" on DVD. You can watch a trailer for it below.

In related news, Cosby's '70s/'80s cartoon series, Fat Albert & the Cosby Kids, is part of a travelling art exhibit titled "Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution" which features animation art from classic cartoons of the 1970s. While animation house Filmation, who did Fat Albert, and "art" are words not often used in the same sentence, the show did have style (though "Dumb" Donald's personal style still confuses me) and was better written than most cartoons. "Funky Turns 40" (which includes animation cels from Charlie Brown specials, Josie & the Pussycats, Super Friends, the Soul Train opening credits and more) is currently in NYC at the NYPL Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture where it will be on display through June 14. One chance to see it might be during their First Friday event this Friday (2/7) which is free with RSVP.

"Funky Turns 40" exhibition schedule and Bill Cosby tour dates are listed below...

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Bill Cosby - Far From Finished

Bill Cosby - 2014 Tour Dates
FEB 07 Concord, NH Capitol Center
FEB 08 Hartford, CT Bushnell Auditorium
FEB 08 Hartford, CT Bushnell Auditorium
FEB 14 Pasadena, CA Pasadena Civic Auditorium
FEB 15 San Rafael, CA
MARin Center
FEB 16 Santa Barbara, CA Arlington Theater
FEB 21 Redding, CA Cascade Theatre
FEB 21 Redding, CA Cascade Theatre
FEB 22 Sacramento, CA Sacramento Community Theatre
FEB 28 Salt Lake City, UT Kingsbury Hall
MAR 01 Fresno, CA William Saroyan Theatre
MAR 02 Eugene, OR Hult Center For the Performing Arts - Silva Concert Hall
MAR 07 Newark, NJ New Jersey Performing Arts Center
MAR 08 Stony Brook, NY Staller Center
MAR 09 Wilmington, DE Dupont Theatre
MAR 09 Wilmington, DE Dupont Theatre
MAR 14 Las Vegas, NV Treasure Island-Showroom
MAR 15 Panama City, FL
MARina Civic Center
MAR 16 Sarasota, FL Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
MAR 16 Sarasota, FL Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
MAR 17 Lakeland, FL The Lakeland Center - Youkey Theater
MAR 29 Naperville, IL North Central College - Pfeiffer Hall
MAR 29 Naperville, IL North Central College - Pfeiffer Hall
MAR 30 Fort Wayne, IN Embassy Theatre
APR 04 Boise, ID Morrison Center for the Arts
APR 05 Forrest City, AR East Arkansas Community College Fine Arts Center
APR 06 Bolivia, NC Odell Williamson Auditorium
APR 11 Santa Cruz, CA Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium
APR 12 Oakland, CA Paramount Theatre
APR 13 Bozeman, MT Brick Breeden Fieldhouse
MAY 02 Brookings, SD Swiftel Center
MAY 03 Spencer, IA Clay County Fair
MAY 09 Holland, MI Central Wesleyan Church
MAY 09 Holland, MI Central Wesleyan Church
MAY 10 Tupelo, MS BanCorp South Center
MAY 11 Macon, GA Macon Centreplex - Coliseum
MAY 16 Staten Island, NY St. Georges Theatre
MAY 17 Atlantic City, NJ Revel Casino & Hotel - Ovation Hall
MAY 23 Las Vegas, NV Treasure Island-Showroom
JUL 18 Las Vegas, NV Treasure Island-Showroom
AUG 16 Hampton Beach, NH Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
AUG 17 Newport, RI Newport Yatching Center
SEP 26 Las Vegas, NV Treasure Island-Showroom
NOV 28 Las Vegas, NV Treasure Island-Showroom

Funky Turns 40 - 2014 Exhibition Schedule
January 15 - June 14 Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture - New York, NY
July 13 - October 20 Dusable Museum of African American History - Chicago, IL
November 22 - February28, 2014 Northwest African American Museum - Seattle, WA

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