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Comedian Bill Cosby coming to Paine College for invitation-only comedy hour

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 5:58 PM
Last updated 9:42 PM
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Comedian Bill Cosby is coming to Augusta for an invitation-only comedy hour at Paine College.

Cosby will appear at the Health Education Activities Learning Complex at 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11., the college announced Wednesday. The event is dedicated to Paine’s faculty and staff members.

“We will celebrate the men and women of the faculty and staff who work tirelessly to contribute to the College’s success and those who facilitate the living and learning environment for our students,” Paine College President George Bradley said in a statement.

Cosby was the commencement speaker at Paine’s 2003 graduation ceremony, at which he was awarded an honorary doctorate.

The comedian earned a doctorate in education from the University of Massachusetts. Cosby is known for inspiring students to pursue education and advanced degrees.

During his upcoming visit, Cosby will greet the incoming freshman class, returning upperclassmen, alumni, friends and supporters.

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Just My Opinion
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Just My Opinion 07/31/13 - 06:20 pm
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Well, it's nice to hear

Well, it's nice to hear someone of Mr. Cosby's stature is coming to Augusta and to Paine. With all their money woes, I'm hoping that there's some way that Paine will see some sort of monetary benefit...perhaps by "inviting" folks who are willing to donate to Paine in order to meet Mr. Cosby??
I remember, years ago when my wife and I were still dating, we went to see a comedian at Paine who was advertised as being just like Bill Cosby! Well, besides being the ONLY white folks in the place, we sat through a hour of listening how white folks were this, and white folks were that....none of it good. LOTS of cussing and explicit language by this guy. The bottom line is this guy was NOTHING like Mr. Cosby, of that I am sure!

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Truth Matters 08/01/13 - 10:34 am
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JMO

You seem to go to great lengths to not say the speaker's name. Can you give his initials? No ulterior motive for asking; I am simply curious.

We paid for seats on the floor when Dr. Cosby appeared in Augusta during Masters week a few years back. It was worth every cent. In my maturity I appreciate having the pop to hear really good speakers. We paid $100/to hear Ben Carson with our son when he was a college freshman. The sacrifices we parents make for our kids---not to mention that it helped the Boys and Girls Club.

Okay, so much for my walk down memory lane.

I would love to be a fly on the wall for this talk. Not really. I would love to be a person in a SEAT for this talk!

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Truth Matters 08/01/13 - 10:37 am
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Oops!

In the previous pst, pop=opp for opportunity..drat this iPad that tries to "read my mind."

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Truth Matters 08/01/13 - 10:38 am
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Ha, Ha!

It did it against; pst for post.

That is all.

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