It was a damp Friday night as people stood outside St. Aedan, the Saint Peter’s Church, waiting in line to see Bill Cosby. The audience was filled with excitement and did not let the rain ruin the amazing show to come. Those who attended included many long-time fans, ecstatic to see Bill Cosby. The audience was diverse, spanning a wide range of age, race, and culture.
The ambiance of the cathedral was more wholesome than in a typical stand-up comedy show. The room was filled with jazz music as well as people. The audience greeted Mr. Cosby with a standing ovation.
Saint Peter’s University’s President Dr. Eugene J. Cornacchia introduced Cosby, who wore a Saint Peter’s College sweater. Cosby honored Dr. Cornacchia as well, admiring the work Cornacchia has done with Saint Peter’s University.
“When students enter Saint Peter’s University they will not only receive a fine academic education, they will receive an education in spirit raising,” said Mr. Cosby as he applauded Cornacchia.
During Cosby’s hour and a half performance, tears of laughter rolled down the faces of audience members. Cosby spoke about love, marriage, and the battle between husband and wife.
“I love him,” said one audience member. She had been laughing throughout the show and praising Cosby’s comedy.
Organizers say Saint Peter’s Performance Art Center is an asset not only for the university but also for the surrounding community. Cosby’s performance is a prime example of what will hopefully be a successful part of Saint Peter’s life.