11/21/2014 10:16 am ET Updated Jan 21, 2015

Bill Cosby Stand-Up Shows Canceled Amid Assault Allegations


Bill Cosby's scheduled stand-up show at Treasure Island in Las Vegas on Nov. 28 has been canceled "by mutual agreement," this according to a spokesperson for the casino. All tickets will be refunded. A representative for Cosby was not immediately available for comment.

The Treasure Island is among numerous venues that have decided not to host the embattled comedian. Another show, set for April in Illinois, was also canceled. Choctaw Casinos in Oklahoma canceled a planned Jan. 23 show, Dan Thomas reported. An upcoming performance in Reno was postponed indefinitely, according to KRNV. Broadway Center in Tacoma, Wa. nixed a planned show set for April.

Earlier on Friday, The Associated Press reported that an appearance Cosby was set to make in Tucson, Arizona at the Diamond Desert Casino on Feb. 15 had also been scrapped. Cosby still has more than 30 stand-up dates set for between now and May of 2015, including a performance in Melbourne, Florida scheduled for Friday night.

On Thursday night, Cosby performed at The Atlantis Bahamas. It was his first public appearance since facing renewed sexual assault allegations from various women, including model Janice Dickinson and Carla Ferrigno, wife of Lou Ferrigno.

From the AP's coverage of the evening:

Cosby stuck to his familiar routine of anecdotes about his life, including stories about his childhood growing up in the projects of Philadelphia and some observations about life in the Bahamas drawn from previous visits to the island chain.

An unnamed attendee told Us Weekly that Cosby was "very theatrical on stage." According to the source, Cosby dedicated the last sequence of his act to Camille, his wife.

The canceled shows cap a week that saw NBC stop development on a potential sitcom with Cosby, Netflix postpone plans to debut a new stand-up special with the comedian ("Bill Cosby 77") and TV Land pull reruns of "The Cosby Show" from its schedule.

Correction: An earlier version of this post misstated the state where Cosby's third show was canceled as Virginia.



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