Bill Cosby

In this Jan. 17, 2015 file photo, comedian Bill Cosby salutes the crowd as he begins a performance at the Buell Theater in Denver. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)

Baltimore — Comedian and television star Bill Cosby is coming to the Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric in Baltimore March 27 for the latest stop of his tour across the country. While some Charm City residents are welcoming the 77-year-old comic legend with open arms, others believe his recent sexual assault allegations are no laughing matter.

In recent months, over two dozen women have come forward and said that the Cosby Show star allegedly drugged and sexually assaulted them in the past. He has since denied any wrongdoing and has not been charged with any crime.

The mounting accusations have forced many people to take sides about whether he is guilty or innocent.

“No, I will not be going to the show. Not because of what he allegedly has done. If what is said is true about what he did, who am I to condemn him?” said Catonsville resident Denise McCray. “We all have skeletons in our closet and most of us hope that no one finds the key.”

Annapolis resident Curtin Gardner said he wouldn’t be seeing Cosby either, but not because of the accusations.

“My feelings about him haven’t changed since the ‘80s. I thought he was a good man then and I think he is a good man now. Unless it becomes proof positive that the allegations against him are true, that will not change.”

Owings Mills resident Inca Nixon said she would not be seeing Cosby, despite the fact that she usually enjoys standup comedy.

“I’m actually a standup fanatic,” she said. “There would be nothing funny about what he has to say right now.”

Nixon said she would not be able to stand to listen to anything Cosby might say about the women.  She also said she believes he is guilty of the accusations.

“Two dozen people did not make this up.”

Stephanie Maddin-Smith of Baltimore said she still sees value in Cosby’s accomplishments, but doesn’t think she can continue to be a fan.

“When I watch his old work, I don’t have the knowledge of what I know now attached to it.”

Maddin-Smith is not going to the show, but said if she were given tickets she would probably give them away. She said she does not feel the same way about Cosby as she used to.

“I don’t feel comfortable with how he has conducted himself. He’s acting as if nothing happened. That’s his choice, but it makes me uncomfortable patronizing and supporting him.”

Tickets are still on sale for his show at the Lyric and run from $50-85. Following this event, Cosby is set to perform in Atlanta, Ga. Providence, R.I. and Toms River, N.J.