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Bill Cosby to receive Johnny Carson comedy award

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Bill Cosby will receive The Johnny Carson Award for Comedic Excellence. Bill Cosby will receive The Johnny Carson Award for Comedic Excellence.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) - A comedian who's coming to Siouxland this weekend will be honored for his achievements.

Bill Cosby will receive The Johnny Carson Award for Comedic Excellence at the American Comedy Awards next Thursday.  The award honors comedians who have impacted the entertainment industry.

Over the past five decades, Cosby has made people laugh through his stand-up comedy routines, best-selling books, and his hit TV show.  He also changed the racial landscape of comedy.

"This 99 percent audience looked at this man of dark brown coloring or medium brown coloring and expected me to begin to talk about race," says Cosby.  "I looked up at them and I waited and then I said, "I want to talk to you about karate," and they all laughed and then I knew I was home free after that."

The American Comedy Awards show will air on KTIV Thursday, May 8 at 8 o'clock.

You can also see Bill Cosby perform live.  He's brining his "Far From Finished" comedy tour to the Clay County Regional Events Center in Spencer, Iowa Saturday, May 3.  The show starts at 7:30 and tickets range from $45 to $65.



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