Bill Cosby fans who expected to see the comedian in Boston on Sunday should know that both Bill Cosby shows at the Wilbur Theatre have been cancelled, reports the Boston Globe. The embattled Cosby has abruptly cancelled both performances that were scheduled on Sunday night at the famous Wilbur Theatre in downtown Boston, with Bill Cosby claiming that the impending snowy weather was the only reason for the abrupt cancellation.
“I have decided to cancel for your travel safety. No need to worry, I will be back soon to raise the roof with laughter.”
Despite those proclamations about Cosby canceling his two shows over weather concerns, the planned “United With Survivors: Bill Cosby Boston Protest” will go on, whereby the Facebook organized event of Cosby protestors still plan to converge on the outside of the Wilbur Theater — although they no longer need to campaign for Bill Cosby’s two Sunday shows to be cancelled. The Wilbur Theater’s Twitter and Facebook pages reported that refunds would be made for those who’d purchased Bill Cosby tickets.
“Tonight’s Bill Cosby shows have been cancelled. All refunds will be available at point of purchase. If you purchased through our box office, please come during box office hours Mon – Sat from Noon – 6pm. We apologize for any inconvenience.”
Although the weather was cited as the cause of Bill Cosby canceling his Boston-area shows at the last minute, the Daily Mail reports that a planned 2 p.m. press conference is still scheduled to go on — with the now retired model and actress named Helen Gumpel planning to tell the world about her interactions with the now 77-year-old Cosby.
Known in the past as Helen Selby, the Cosby accuser plans to speak about inappropriate sexual advances that she says occurred in the era when she appeared in an episode of The Cosby Show. Although previous Cosby comedy shows have been cancelled in the wake of the rape accusations against the entertainer, none of the Cosby cancellations have happened as quickly at the Wilbur Theater performance by Cosby. The theater owner Bill Blumenreich planned to have tighter security outside the Bill Cosby performance.
Meanwhile, fellow comedians like Rosanne Barr have said that “no one is surprised” about the rape charges that have emerged against Bill Cosby, claiming many folks — especially in Hollywood — knew about Bill Cosby’s reputation with women for years, reports the Inquisitr.
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