History Creator / BillCosby

9th Oct '17 5:18:07 AM StarTropes
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* SillyWalk: In one of stand-up routines, Cosby talks about how every boy in his neighbourhood had to have their own "cool walk". He demonstrates his and, while the full effect is lost on the recorded version, the audience's reaction gives a good indication of exactly what this looked like.

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In one of stand-up routines, Cosby talks about how every boy in his neighbourhood had to have their own "cool walk". He demonstrates his and, while the full effect is lost on the recorded version, the audience's reaction gives a good indication of exactly what this looked like.like.
** Another routine has him demonstrate several different ways that people walk when they're drunk.
1st Oct '17 10:37:42 AM nombretomado
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This is how the current generation (or two) knows him best: as Cliff Huxtable in the classic SitCom ''Series/TheCosbyShow'', which lasted from 1984 to 1992 on Creator/{{NBC}} and was again based around his old routines, this time those featuring his own family. At loose ends (largely due to by-now hopeless typecasting as that same curmudgeon) once it left the air, he took on the TV equivalent of odd jobs, hosting ''KidsSayTheDarndestThings'' and the 1992 revival of ''Series/YouBetYourLife''. He also dabbled in detective drama (the ''Bill Cosby Mysteries'', natch) for the ''ABC Mystery Movie'' revival, and created the animated Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} series ''WesternAnimation/LittleBill'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Fatherhood}}''.

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This is how the current generation (or two) knows him best: as Cliff Huxtable in the classic SitCom ''Series/TheCosbyShow'', which lasted from 1984 to 1992 on Creator/{{NBC}} and was again based around his old routines, this time those featuring his own family. At loose ends (largely due to by-now hopeless typecasting as that same curmudgeon) once it left the air, he took on the TV equivalent of odd jobs, hosting ''KidsSayTheDarndestThings'' ''Series/KidsSayTheDarndestThings'' and the 1992 revival of ''Series/YouBetYourLife''. He also dabbled in detective drama (the ''Bill Cosby Mysteries'', natch) for the ''ABC Mystery Movie'' revival, and created the animated Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} series ''WesternAnimation/LittleBill'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Fatherhood}}''.
22nd Sep '17 1:36:15 AM Byzantine
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In November 2013, Cosby did his first stand-up special in nearly 30 years, ''Far From Finished'', which aired on Creator/ComedyCentral. To date, this has been his last hurrah. While Cosby had been dodging sexual assault accusations since 2002, things kicked into high gear in 2014 and 2015, when comedian Hannibal Burress brought it up in a stand-up bit that went viral and least ''55'' women came forth accusing him of sexual assault, permanently damaging his public image [[OvershadowedByControversy and more or less ending his career]]. As of July 2016, he has also lost his eyesight and is considered legally blind. He was charged with several sexual assaults and was tried for two of them in June 2017. The case was such a matter of interest in the Philadelphia area that they bused in a jury all the way from UsefulNotes/{{Pittsburgh}} to Norristown (a western suburb of Philadelphia, where the trial was held because it is the seat of Montgomery County, PA, where Cosby lives and is alleged to have committed the assaults) to ensure a fair trial. This trial ended up with a hung jury, so the judge declared a mistrial; another trial is expected.

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In November 2013, Cosby did his first stand-up special in nearly 30 years, ''Far From Finished'', which aired on Creator/ComedyCentral. To date, this has been his last hurrah. While Cosby had been dodging sexual assault accusations since 2002, things kicked into high gear in 2014 and 2015, when comedian Hannibal Burress brought it up in a stand-up bit that went viral and at least ''55'' women came forth accusing him of sexual assault, permanently damaging his public image [[OvershadowedByControversy and more or less ending his career]]. As of July 2016, he has also lost his eyesight and is considered legally blind. He was charged with several sexual assaults and was tried for two of them in June 2017. The case was such a matter of interest in the Philadelphia area that they bused in a jury all the way from UsefulNotes/{{Pittsburgh}} to Norristown (a western suburb of Philadelphia, where the trial was held because it is the seat of Montgomery County, PA, where Cosby lives and is alleged to have committed the assaults) to ensure a fair trial. This trial ended up with a hung jury, so the judge declared a mistrial; another trial is expected.
7th Jul '17 9:49:09 PM Delphi
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Born and raised in the UsefulNotes/{{Philadelphia}} projects, Cosby attended Temple University as a phys.ed major but eventually dropped out to become a standup comedian in the mid-1960s. He was an immediate success, in part because his material in sharp contrast to most of the black comedians of the day was largely apolitical, based instead around Cosby's friends and foibles growing up and the perils of raising his own family of five. Defending this choice, Cosby once noted: "A white person listens to my act and he laughs and he thinks, 'Yeah, that's the way I see it, too.' Okay. He's white. I'm Negro. And we both see things the same way. That must mean that we are alike. Right? So I figure this way I'm doing as much for good race relations as the next guy."

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Born and raised in the UsefulNotes/{{Philadelphia}} projects, Cosby attended Temple University as a phys.ed major but eventually dropped out to become a standup comedian in the mid-1960s. He was an immediate success, in part because his material in sharp contrast to most of the black comedians of the day (and today) was largely apolitical, based instead around Cosby's friends and foibles growing up and the perils of raising his own family of five. Defending this choice, Cosby once noted: "A white person listens to my act and he laughs and he thinks, 'Yeah, that's the way I see it, too.' Okay. He's white. I'm Negro. And we both see things the same way. That must mean that we are alike. Right? So I figure this way I'm doing as much for good race relations as the next guy."
6th Jul '17 4:53:57 PM foxley
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* SillyWalk: In one of stand-up routines, Cosby talks about how every boy in his neighbourhood had to have their own "cool walk". He demonstrates his and, while the full effect is lost on the recorded version, the audience's reaction gives a good indication of exactly what this looked like.
17th Jun '17 10:11:49 AM minikiss
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In November 2013, Cosby did his first stand-up special in nearly 30 years, ''Far From Finished'', which aired on Creator/ComedyCentral. To date, this has been his last hurrah. While Cosby had been dodging sexual assault accusations since 2002, things kicked into high gear in 2014 and 2015, when comedian Hannibal Burress brought it up in a stand-up bit that went viral and least ''55'' women came forth accusing him of sexual assault, permanently damaging his public image [[OvershadowedByControversy and more or less ending his career]]. As of July 2016, he has also lost his eyesight and is considered legally blind. He was charged with several sexual assaults and was tried for two of them in June 2017. The case was such a matter of interest in the Philadelphia area that they bused in a jury all the way from UsefulNotes/{{Pittsburgh}} to Norristown (a western suburb of Philadelphia, where the trial was held because it is the seat of Montgomery County, PA, where Cosby lives and is alleged to have committed the assaults) to ensure a fair trial. This trial ended up with a hung jury, so the judge declared a mistrial; another trial is expected. A conviction WILL end his career for good and permanently stain his legacy.

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In November 2013, Cosby did his first stand-up special in nearly 30 years, ''Far From Finished'', which aired on Creator/ComedyCentral. To date, this has been his last hurrah. While Cosby had been dodging sexual assault accusations since 2002, things kicked into high gear in 2014 and 2015, when comedian Hannibal Burress brought it up in a stand-up bit that went viral and least ''55'' women came forth accusing him of sexual assault, permanently damaging his public image [[OvershadowedByControversy and more or less ending his career]]. As of July 2016, he has also lost his eyesight and is considered legally blind. He was charged with several sexual assaults and was tried for two of them in June 2017. The case was such a matter of interest in the Philadelphia area that they bused in a jury all the way from UsefulNotes/{{Pittsburgh}} to Norristown (a western suburb of Philadelphia, where the trial was held because it is the seat of Montgomery County, PA, where Cosby lives and is alleged to have committed the assaults) to ensure a fair trial. This trial ended up with a hung jury, so the judge declared a mistrial; another trial is expected. A conviction WILL end his career for good and permanently stain his legacy.
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17th Jun '17 7:57:37 AM karstovich2
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In November 2013, Cosby did his first stand-up special in nearly 30 years, ''Far From Finished'', which aired on Creator/ComedyCentral. To date, this has been his last hurrah. While Cosby had been dodging sexual assault accusations since 2002, things kicked into high gear in 2014 and 2015, when comedian Hannibal Burress brought it up in a stand-up bit that went viral and least ''55'' women came forth accusing him of sexual assault, permanently damaging his public image [[OvershadowedByControversy and more or less ending his career]]. As of July 2016, he has also lost his eyesight and is considered legally blind. He was charged with several sexual assaults and was tried for two of them in June 2017. The case was such a matter of interest in the Philadelphia area that they bused in a jury all the way from UsefulNotes/{{Pittsburgh}} to Norristown (a western suburb of Philadelphia, where the trial was held because it is the seat of Montgomery County, PA, where Cosby lives and is alleged to have committed the assaults) to ensure a fair trial. As of this writing (June 16), the jury is deliberating. A conviction WILL end his career for good and permanently stain his legacy.

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In November 2013, Cosby did his first stand-up special in nearly 30 years, ''Far From Finished'', which aired on Creator/ComedyCentral. To date, this has been his last hurrah. While Cosby had been dodging sexual assault accusations since 2002, things kicked into high gear in 2014 and 2015, when comedian Hannibal Burress brought it up in a stand-up bit that went viral and least ''55'' women came forth accusing him of sexual assault, permanently damaging his public image [[OvershadowedByControversy and more or less ending his career]]. As of July 2016, he has also lost his eyesight and is considered legally blind. He was charged with several sexual assaults and was tried for two of them in June 2017. The case was such a matter of interest in the Philadelphia area that they bused in a jury all the way from UsefulNotes/{{Pittsburgh}} to Norristown (a western suburb of Philadelphia, where the trial was held because it is the seat of Montgomery County, PA, where Cosby lives and is alleged to have committed the assaults) to ensure a fair trial. As of this writing (June 16), This trial ended up with a hung jury, so the jury judge declared a mistrial; another trial is deliberating.expected. A conviction WILL end his career for good and permanently stain his legacy.
16th Jun '17 8:47:15 PM karstovich2
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In November 2013, Cosby did his first stand-up special in nearly 30 years, ''Far From Finished'', which aired on Creator/ComedyCentral. To date, this has been his last hurrah. While Cosby had been dodging sexual assault accusations since 2002, things kicked into high gear in 2014 and 2015, when comedian Hannibal Burress brought it up in a stand-up bit that went viral and least ''55'' women came forth accusing him of sexual assault, permanently damaging his public image [[OvershadowedByControversy and more or less ending his career]]. As of July 2016, he has also lost his eyesight and is considered legally blind. He was charged with several sexual assaults and is set to go on trial for them in 2017; a conviction WILL end his career for good and permanently stain his legacy.

to:

In November 2013, Cosby did his first stand-up special in nearly 30 years, ''Far From Finished'', which aired on Creator/ComedyCentral. To date, this has been his last hurrah. While Cosby had been dodging sexual assault accusations since 2002, things kicked into high gear in 2014 and 2015, when comedian Hannibal Burress brought it up in a stand-up bit that went viral and least ''55'' women came forth accusing him of sexual assault, permanently damaging his public image [[OvershadowedByControversy and more or less ending his career]]. As of July 2016, he has also lost his eyesight and is considered legally blind. He was charged with several sexual assaults and is set to go on trial was tried for two of them in 2017; June 2017. The case was such a matter of interest in the Philadelphia area that they bused in a jury all the way from UsefulNotes/{{Pittsburgh}} to Norristown (a western suburb of Philadelphia, where the trial was held because it is the seat of Montgomery County, PA, where Cosby lives and is alleged to have committed the assaults) to ensure a fair trial. As of this writing (June 16), the jury is deliberating. A conviction WILL end his career for good and permanently stain his legacy.
27th May '17 11:42:26 AM Eagal
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* ControversyProofImage: Subverted in the end, but it's easy to forget that Cosby had rape accusations levelled against him for ''decades'' before they finally stuck. Most of the allegations, for various reasons, simply never got traction in the press and even when one made it to trial in 2004 (ultimately settled out of court), no one seemed to pay it much mind. Up until 2015, he was still considered a well-regarded, family friendly icon. Even the Hannibal Buress routine that brought attention to the controversy was part of the former's routine for six months and gathered little response before a bootleg recording went viral.

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* ControversyProofImage: Subverted in the end, but it's easy to forget that Cosby had rape accusations levelled against him for ''decades'' before they finally stuck. Most of the allegations, for various reasons, simply never got traction in the press and even when one made it to trial in 2004 (ultimately settled out of court), no one seemed to pay it much mind. Up until 2015, he was still considered a well-regarded, family friendly icon. Even the Hannibal Buress routine that brought attention to the controversy was part of the former's the Buress' routine for six months and gathered little response before a bootleg recording went viral.
27th May '17 11:41:10 AM Eagal
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* ControversyProofImage: Subverted in the end, but it's easy to forget that Cosby had rape accusations levelled against him for ''decades'' before they finally stuck. Most of the allegations, for various reasons, simply never got traction in the press and even when one made it to trial in 2004 (ultimately settled out of court), no one seemed to pay it much mind. Up until 2015, he was still considered a well-regarded, family friendly icon. Even the Hannibal Buress routine that ultimately brought Cosby down was part of the former's routine for six months and gathered little response before a bootleg recording went viral.

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* ControversyProofImage: Subverted in the end, but it's easy to forget that Cosby had rape accusations levelled against him for ''decades'' before they finally stuck. Most of the allegations, for various reasons, simply never got traction in the press and even when one made it to trial in 2004 (ultimately settled out of court), no one seemed to pay it much mind. Up until 2015, he was still considered a well-regarded, family friendly icon. Even the Hannibal Buress routine that ultimately brought Cosby down attention to the controversy was part of the former's routine for six months and gathered little response before a bootleg recording went viral.
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