Bill Cosby: Far From Finished Image

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  • 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
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  1. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    Nov 20, 2013
    It's homage of the highest form, but comedy of the highest form, too. Cos quite obviously is far from finished.
  2. Reviewed by: Neil Genzlinger
    Nov 22, 2013
    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.
  3. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Nov 19, 2013
    There’s admittedly nostalgia in seeing Cosby perform again after a 30-year TV standup special hiatus, but he still delivers some of the old wonderfulness.
  4. Reviewed by: Robert Lloyd
    Nov 25, 2013
    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.
  5. Reviewed by: Clark Collis
    Nov 19, 2013
    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.
  6. Reviewed by: David Hinckley
    Nov 21, 2013
    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.
  7. Reviewed by: Michael Starr
    Nov 21, 2013
    Cosby’s gentle humor is a bit long-in-the-tooth.

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