October 19, 2013

Cosby Tribute

Although criticized for his vocal opinions and treated by some comics like a caricature ( definitely feel like Cosby doesn't get the respect he deserves), the fact of the matter is that Bill Cosby is a comedy icon and entertainment legend. Movies, epic TV sitcoms, Emmy & Grammy awards, best selling novels, charity work, activism, a Hollywood Walk of Fame Star, Cosby has done it all. But perhaps what gets lost in the shuffle is the man's stand-up. It's simply brilliant  So, in honor of the fact Cosby will be in town next week at the Chicago Theater we thought we would put together this video tribute. It starts with some of his earliest stand-up performances and ends with an appearance on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. A nice visual capsule of his comedic evolution. Enjoy...