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The Capitol Theatre in Yakima, Wash., told Reuters it was “indefinitely postponing” the comic’s performance, scheduled for Nov. 29. A spokeswoman for the theater did not immediately return a call for comment. Ticket holders are reportedly receiving a refund.
This latest development means both of Cosby’s Thanksgiving week performances have been nixed. Earlier this month his Nov. 28 performance at Las Vegas’ Treasure Island hotel and casino was canceled “by mutual agreement.” Customers were promised a refund.
Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut has also scrapped a performance originally planned for Jan. 31, a spokesman for the show confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. The story was first reported by AP.
“Comix Comedy At Foxwoods has postponed indefinitely Bill Cosby’s upcoming Grand Theater performance originally scheduled for Jan. 31, 2015 at Foxwoods Resort Casino. No new date has been announced. Ticket holders will be notified individually and full refunds will be processed on an expedited basis,” Marc Wiesenthal of Comix Entertainment wrote in an email to THR.
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The reported postponements are the latest in a string of cancelations for the comedy legend. In addition, two shows at the Virginia Theatre in Champaign, Ill., scheduled for April 11 were both canceled last week. An Arizona casino also canceled an appearance by Cosby scheduled for Feb. 15, the Tucson Sentinel reported.
However, some venues are still selling out Cosby performances. At his Nov. 21 show at the King Center in Melbourne, Fla., Cosby told a reporter with Florida Today backstage: “I know people are tired of me not saying anything, but a guy doesn’t have to answer to innuendos.” The previous night Cosby simply avoided addressing the accusations at a show in the Bahamas.
Cosby’s attorney Martin Singer has dismissed the allegations, saying: “The new, never-before-heard claims from women who have come forward in the past two weeks with unsubstantiated, fantastical stories about things they say occurred 30, 40, or even 50 years ago have escalated far past the point of absurdity.”
Nov. 25, 2014, 6:55 a.m., Updated with confirmation, rep quote for Foxwood cancelation.
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