Bill Cosby Receives Standing Ovation, Only One Protester Outside Central Californian Show

Bill Cosby received a standing ovation on Sunday night in Central Cali
Bill Cosby received a standing ovation on Sunday night in Central California Bobby Bank/WireImage

Bill Cosby's still got plenty of fans. Despite ongoing allegations of sexual assault, comedian Cosby received a standing ovation following his Sunday, Jan. 18 stand-up show in Turlock, Calif. — and had only one solitary protester standing outside.

The day before, on Saturday, Jan. 17, Cosby performed two sellout performances in Denver, Colorado, where protests against the comedian were more organized. Women's rights attorney Gloria Allred and one of Cosby's alleged victims, Beth Ferrier, herself from Denver, held an audience at the city's Crawford Hotel.

 "This doesn't get any easier," Ferrier told her supporters who gathered to hear her talk. "It's an important day because Bill Cosby has the chutzpah to come to Denver of all places, to perform and to treat these allegations as a joke," Allred added.

But while 100 protesters, including Allred and Ferrier, gathered outside Denver's Buell Theatre on Saturday, Sunday night's show in Turlock was a different situation entirely.

Protester Suzette Sims (who held a sign up outside the Turlock Community Theater that read, "I Believe The Women,") was the only person to express her disapproval, local newspaper The Modesto Bee reports. "It's sad. I am very disappointed there aren't more people. But someone has to stand up so I came," Sims, 51, told the publication.

Inside the venue, Cosby received no heckles, other than that of support. When one man yelled, "God bless you, Bill," the now-controversial comedian replied, "Please, God bless you all, from my family to you," before leaving the stage to a standing ovation.

Cosby’s comedy tour continues on Friday, Jan. 30 with a show at Sandusky State Theatre in Ohio.

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