Bill Cosby's 1st Colorado Show Draws Protesters

About two dozen protesters rallied outside Bill Cosby's show in Pueblo Friday night, but the comedian's performance went off without a hitch.

The Pueblo Chieftain reports the demonstrators chanted "no means no" and "Colorado believes the women."

The 77-year-old comedian is facing sexual assault allegations from more than 15 women, with some claims dating back decades. He's denied the allegations through his lawyer and has never been charged.

Cosby is slated for two Saturday shows in Denver, where protesters are expected to gather outside the downtown venue.

Cosby released a statement Thursday thanking his "courageous" fans and saying he's ready to perform.

He finished his statement with references to his "Fat Albert" character's trademark line and to his 2013 television special — "Hey, Hey, Hey — I'm Far From Finished."

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