ABC is reporting that Bill Cosby released a 10 second video promoting his new comedy show. you can read the story here.
the video is below.
First, let me say that I love this man. Bill Cosby was my boyhood idol. I worked with him for three years and enjoyed every minute. I love him.
That said, I am wondering if it isn’t time for him to retire to the south of France someplace. He is 77 years old, has all the money he could ever use, (or should), a beautiful wife, children who love him, and fans who are sticking by him. Why go on tour? More importantly, why do an interview in purple pajama’s? He looks like one of those sad, old men I used to see in the psych ward at the veterans hospital. Is there anyone on the other end of that phone? All of this might be funny were it not for the fact that 35 women have accused Cosby of inappropriate behavior and rape. There is nothing funny about that.
The late Flip Wilson, (another comedian I admired) used to tell a joke about “being on too long.” In the story, he is in the middle of a set and notices that the audience gets real quiet. He says, “Then a voice in the back of my head said, ‘you’ve been on too long!'”
Bill, with all due respect, the audience is getting quiet. Real quiet!