- Network: Comedy Central
- Series Premiere Date: Nov 23, 2013
- Season #: 1
- Summary: Bill Cosby's first comedy special in over 30 years was recorded at the Cerritos Performing Arts Center in Cerritos, California.
- Genre(s): Comedy
- Show Type: Special
- Season 1 premiere date: Nov 23, 2013
- Episode Length: 90
- Air Time: 08:00 PM
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Just when the crowd thinks it knows where he’s going, he jerks the string and sends things in a different direction, to great effect. It’s a gimmick that takes a refined sense of timing and a mastery of misdirection, and Mr. Cosby, who is 76, shows that he still has both.
There are also familiar dialogues between the brain and the body (golden) and a bit of hand-in-the-Jello-bowl mugging (not so golden), but all in all, the special lives up to its name. Neither finished, nor diminished.
Without the benefit of Bill Cosby's timing and avuncularity, the spouseribbing gags featured in the comedy legend's first televised concert in 30 years would come across as simply mean-spirited.
He shuffles onstage more slowly than he used to. But he’s still Cosby the comedian, and to underscore that point, he’s even on the same subject where he left off whenever you last saw him.
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