Bill Cosby’s stand-up performance in Sandusky to continue as planned

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The Bill Cosby show will go on as planned at the Sandusky State Theater in Sandusky.

"Normally the way it works in our industry, which is live theater, if the artist is there, the show is going on," said David Taylor, the theater’s executive director.

Taylor says the theater will not cancel Cosby’s stand-up performance January 30th, despite heavy scrutiny.

"Mr. Cosby realizes this is a very delicate, very fragile situation.  So, he’s very being respectful going into every community he’s going in.  So, if you want a refund, have at it.  Not a problem what so ever.  Just let us know and we’ll be happy to take care of that for you," said Taylor.

Wednesday, Cosby returned to the stage in Canada for the first time since sexual assault allegations were made against him by more than 15 women.

At least 10 performances get canceled on his North American stand-up comedy tour for various reasons.

"I see both sides.   The people who are like, we watched him and grew up with him.  We’re coming.  We want the show to go on.  That's versus those on the other side.  People who go wait, you’re going to on with that?  Well, it’s a contractual obligation," said Taylor.

The theater rented out the building to Cosby's promoters, who are handling the show.

The theater does not make any money off ticket sales.

"I bought the tickets back in October.  I thought awesome, I’d buy the tickets for the whole family since we love his comedy and it’s super family friendly," said Alex Venavides, of Sandusky.

Venavides says as he learned about the allegations, he decided to ask for a refund.

He got it.

"I love his comedy, he’s very funny.  But I don’t want to support anyone who, if this is true," said Venavides.

The theater says so far they’ve sold about two thirds of the tickets to the show.

"I feel like if you haven’t proven anything, you don’t have the right to take anything away from him.  I would go see it," said Amber Wolfe, of Sandusky.

Cosby is also scheduled to perform at W.D. Packard Music Hall in Warren, Ohio in March.

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