A legendary comedic voice, literally. His vocal stylings are unmistakable and his talents have been put to use in everything from Disney movies to Aflac commercials, but his stand-up is definitely not for children, causing even grown men to squirm and laugh uncomfortably (witness his YouTube reading of 50 Shades of Gray, above).
The Suffolk Theater, Friday, Oct. 17, 8pm, $49 per person, suffolktheater.com
The East Coast’s largest waterfront festival is here for its 31st year. Over 200,000 visitors annually fill downtown Oyster Bay along Audrey Avenue during the weekend-long event. There’s live music throughout the day, thrill rides by Newton & Sons, oyster shucking and eating contests and the much-anticipated tall ships. This year the Amistad America and John J. Harvey fireboat will be making port.
Theodore Roosevelt Park, Saturday, Oct. 18 and Sunday, Oct. 19, 11am to 6pm, free admission, theoysterfestival.org.
The tour dubbed Bill Cosby 77, in reference to Cosby’s 77th birthday this year, underscores the breadth of the comedian’s work. A best-selling author; Emmy-award winner for I Spy, Fat Albert and The Cosby Show; five- time Grammy winner; and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, America’s highest civilian award, Cosby’s career spans over 40 years and shows no sign of stopping.
The Paramount, Saturday, Oct. 18, 8:45pm, paramountny.com